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The future of energy production: balcony solar modules for private households

2023-06-06

Balcony Solar Panels: The Future of Energy Production

Balcony solar panels, like all other solar modules, harness the power of the sun and convert it directly into usable energy in the form of electricity. These panels transfer the absorbed solar energy as direct current to an inverter, which then converts it into alternating current and feeds it into the electrical circuit of an apartment or house, where it can be used to power electrical devices.

 

Why Balcony Solar Panels Are the Future of Energy Production?

Various energy sources have been used for electricity generation primarily including coal, gas, and nuclear energy. For various reasons, we are currently moving away from these energy sources. The main reason for all three is environmental protection. Chernobyl, Fukushima, and many other incidents have shown us how dangerous nuclear power, for example, can become when it spirals out of control. It is almost unimaginable today that, as in the case of Chernobyl, 750,000 so-called 'liquidators' were deployed at the risk of their lives to bring the situation under control. For coal and gas, it is the fossil fuels that directly impact our climate and thereby our lives. The scientific community agrees across all disciplines that the costs of climate change will be astronomical. A study commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection estimates costs between 280 and 900 billion euros by 2050, based on best, medium, and worst-case scenarios.

For these reasons, it is crucial to find alternative ways to produce the vital energy we need. Balcony solar panels are a suitable way to support the energy transition. They produce environmentally friendly energy that makes us independent from fossil and dangerous energy sources.

 

Benefits of Balcony Solar Panels for Private Households

The greatest advantage of balcony solar panels for private households is their simple setup, installation, and commissioning. OneStep.Solar has developed complete sets consisting of components optimally matched to each other, which can even be assembled and operated by laypersons. Thus, solar technology can already make a significant contribution to energy production with minimal investment and effort. Another advantage is the mobility of the system. This mobility is important because it impacts the legal regulations for setting up the system. Due to their nature, balcony solar installations are not considered as building components in the legal sense of building regulations, hence no building application is necessary, unlike systems that do not fall under the regulations of micro solar installations.

 

Installing Balcony Solar Modules: A Step Towards Sustainability

As previously described, the installation and commissioning of balcony solar installations are suitable for laypersons. Expert knowledge and professional training are not necessary, not even for connecting to the electricity grid and commissioning.

The assembly of a balcony solar set is relatively simple and consists of only a few parts. The complexity lies not in the construction of the system, but in the optimal coordination of the components. For you as a consumer, this means you receive advanced photovoltaic technology that is easy to handle.

A set consists of solar panels, an inverter, wiring, and a mounting device. According to the legislator, the limit for micro solar installations is 800 watts. You should utilize these 800 watts to derive the maximum benefit from your balcony solar system.

After commissioning, maintenance and care of the system are minimal. Regular maintenance consists of a superficial check of the solar panels and an inspection of the wiring and connectors. Conducting this check before cleaning should suffice. As with all electrical devices, it is important to unplug the system before inspecting and cleaning. This is a mere precaution and is recommended for all electrical devices.

 

Balcony Solar Modules: Energy Generation for Every Household

The legislature is interested in integrating as much environmentally friendly energy as possible into the German electricity mix. As hinted earlier, that's why the legal requirements for micro solar installations are particularly low. For systems up to 800 watts, installation and commissioning by professionals are not necessary. For the user, only general safety and order regulations for setting up a system and the manufacturer's specifications apply. To commission your own system, you have various options. Your system can be traditionally mounted on the balcony railing, on a flat roof, on a house facade, or in the garden, depending on the possibility and optimal orientation.

It is not necessarily required to own residential property. Even as a tenant, you have the option to install a balcony power plant. Until now, the consent of the landlord has generally been necessary. However, the current federal government is working on a regulation that would no longer require this consent. This will allow truly everyone the opportunity to operate their own solar system for power generation and use, optimizing energy costs. In times of ever-rising energy costs, generating your own energy makes absolute sense, as every kilowatt-hour produced independently has direct effects on your own wallet.

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