Invest in your Future!

Why should you use Renewable Energy?


It's Time to rethink

Because its about your independence and future. Fuels are becoming more expensive. Assuming that energy demand will increase globally by 2.2% per year, as it is currently. We will only have these resources until the end of the century: natural gas supplies (38 years) and oil (30 years).
Anyone can imagine how this will affect the prices.
The sun provides endless and free energy!
Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth after oxygen and is used to make solar cells .
Make money with your Solar Panels
This means you can receive money from EDA (Electricidade dos Acores) for each kilowatt hour that your Photovoltaic feeds into the public grid.
A Photovoltaic is not just for environmental protection, you can even make money from your investment.

This is how much a photovoltaic system costs in 2020 



For years, the cost of photovoltaic has dropped!

Financing costs are favorable due to currently low interest rates. The investment costs have fallen by an average of 13% per year since 2006, in total, Photovoltaic modules are 75% cheaper and 1/3 more efficient since 2006! 


How expensive is the solar system for a single-family home?


For Reference

  1. 3kW = TV + Computer + Fridge
  2. 4kW = TV + Computer + Fridge + Freezer
  3. 6kW = TV + Computer + Fridge + Freezer + Air Conditioner
  4. +10kW = Commercial use or Electric Car

Components

Solar panels .................................................between 750 and 1,250€/kW

Inverter...............................................................200€/kW

Mounting system......................................130€/kW

Electrical installation............................ 500€ up to 1,000€

Cabling...............................................................2€ up to 6€ per meter



Our approach

We advise on the spot and provide an overview of your individual situation.

We created an allocation plan for your needs and provide a free quote and a preview of the profitability of your system.

Preparation and planning

Electro Kunst will issue feed-in permission applications to EDA (Electricidade dos Acores). While waiting, we coordinate the delivery of the photovoltaic system and establish the desired installation date.

Assembly

We ensure that the system is professionally mounted. We use only products of known manufacturers to ensure this process goes smoothly. Our mechanics have several years of experience in this field.

Commissioning

We coordinate commissioning with your power supplier EDA (Electricidade dos Acores). Our electricians test the function of your Photovoltaic system.

Maintenance

Once all installation is complete, we will do the maintenance work for you. Your system can be analyzed via online database. Then you have an overview of your annual income. In the event of a failure, we guarantee a repair time of up to 48 hours until the system is operational again.

Our Products have warranties up to 25 Years!  

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Questions ?


1. Panel

Sunlight hits a solar panel on the roof. The panels convert the energy to DC current, which flows to an inverter.

3. Battery bank

the are 3 kind of Batteries: Lead acid gel, Lead acid and Lithium Iron Phosphate

5. Power

Solar electricity from your inverter flows into your home where it powers your lights and appliances.

2. Battery Charger

Protects the batteries from overcharging, overheating and control the Voltage level and Amper flow. 

4. Inverter

The inverter converts the electricity from DC to AC, which you can then use to power your home.

6. Meter

A net meter records the energy sent compared to the energy received from the grid 

Our little Wikipedia

What is "1 kW"?

How much kW do I need?

Can solar panels work in cloudy weather?

How much space is needed?

What do I have to invest?

Ordering Process

70% deposit

Material is ordered Delivery time in Azores 1 to 3 months

Roof stability is checked, if necessary, the roof is reinforced.

Goods will be delivered, assembly work 2 to 4 days.

Maintenance is not required, but a 2 year control is provided.

How long does a solar system last?

Photovoltaic produces electricity directly from sunlight. The electricity generated is used directly, the unused electricity is supplied to the grid. For example your electricity meter runs backwards during the day. The alternative would be to store the remaining electricity in batteries.

1 kW stands for 1000 watts, which is the power (electrical energy) that your photovoltaic system will produce on a sunny day.

To operate a solar system efficiently, the production must be 1/3 more than your current needs.

The photovoltaic system produces electricity even on cloudy days. It is photons in sunlight which is produce electricity. Solar panels will be just less effective in heavy cloudy as they would in direct sunlight.

The Standard size is of a Panel is 1956x992mm / 375 Watts

You will also need 1m² on a wall for the inverter/Battery charger

Batteries, if you choose to have them installed, will need 1m² Tesla powerwall.

Typical for single and two-family homes are plant sizes between 3 - 10 kW. The sum of the investment of a fully assembled system is between € 3,500 and € 16,000. including the IVA.

The solar cells themselves have an almost unlimited duration. All parts of the system are designed for very long and maintenance-free use. Most manufacturers guarantee over 80% efficiency after 30 years.


How Does Solar Energy Work?



How a Solar Panel Works

Inside a solar cell you have two wafer-thin layers of silicon crystal, placed on top of each other to make a sort of silicon sandwich. The top layer has been specially treated so that its atoms are unstable and, they have one too many electrons that they would really like to get rid of. The bottom layer has also been treated, but this time the atoms have a few empty spaces that could really do with an electron to fill them. So the top layer is desperate to lose a few electrons, the bottom layer is desperate to gain a few electrons, and the electrons themselves are itching to move from the top layer to the bottom. This setup puts everything in place for electricity to be produced once the solar panel is exposed to light.


There is one last piece to the puzzle before the electricity can be used. The electricity generated by PV solar cells is DC (direct current). The electricity used in your house is AC (alternating current). So the current from the solar panel system has to go through an inverter, to convert it from DC to AC before it can be pumped into your house and used to run appliances.