SOLAR PANELS OPTIMAL CLIMATE
Optimal climate, condition that the Solar Panels
generate the most quantity of electricity.
If you want to know what is the optimal climate and condition that the
Solar Panels generate the most quantity of electricity then you have
to consult the manufacturers guides for each solar panel’s system.
The level of efficiency of each solar panel array varies greatly and
so the information contained in this article can only at best be
general, one immovable and solid fact is that the Sun that our planet
earth orbits around delivers about 1,000 watts of energy to every
square metre of the planet.
This figure is an average and so there are areas where for reasons
of location, pollution or unfortunate weather systems, the strength
of the sun may be diminished, but the drop in energy delivered is
less than would be expected.
So from this figure of 1,000 watts you can start to do some clever
mathematics or you can use others research and say that a solar
panel on average taking into account the location and the amount
of sun is capable of generating around 100 watts of electricity
per hour and so over ten hours of sunshine a single one metre
square solar panel can generate an average of 1,000 watts of
electricity or one kilowatt.
However there is a mean rule of thumb to find out what is the
optimal climate and condition that the Solar Panels generate
the most quantity of electricity and that is that if you live
in a very sunny location, such as the west coast of the USA,
Africa, India, China (apart from the air polluted arrears where
the pollution clouds form smog) and the middle east it is likely
that you will be able with a medium sized solar panel
array to generate.
Solar panels work at their optimal capacity when they are facing
north if you are in the southern hemisphere and south is you are
in the northern hemisphere.
It is unlikely that areas such as the east coast of America,
most of northern Europe, Scandinavia and the majority of the
northern stretches of Russia would be able to generate electricity
using solar panels for more than four hours a day in the winter
and possibly around eight hours in the summer and so as sites
for the optimal climate and condition that the Solar Panels
generate the most quantity of electricity they fail badly.
If we move on to the deserts of the world then you start to see
areas where enormous amounts of energy can be generated and
indeed one of the largest solar thermal power stations in the
world is located in the Mojave Desert in California and
generates 345 MW or enough cheap clean energy to power over
200,000 homes, solar power plants through out California
generate billions of kilowatts of electricity for homes and
are the world’s leaders in electricity generation from solar
power which is year round and abundant.
California’s neighbour Nevada is getting in on the act now and
close to Boulder city Nevada the Nevada Solar One solar power
station generates 64MW of electricity and powers 40,000 homes.
In the future the optimal climate and condition that the solar panels
generate the most quantity of electricity may not be California
but for the time being and in to the near future if you want to
generate electricity from solar power then you need to be on the
west coast of America.