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Tacoma WA solar panels, off-grid / grid tied systems
With West coast stocking warehouses, Blue Pacific Solar has a large inventory of solar panels and deep cycle batteries available for immediate shipment. Don't find what you are looking for? We can custom design home / RV kits and remote systems. Blue Pacific Solar is an American based company for modules sold at to the public at wholesale prices, off the grid, grid interactive packages and home backup power systems. Our company takes on the challenge of helping homeowners and independent minded people create their own energy. The products you see here are not just manufactures sales pitches, but seasoned systems designed by experienced solar people who have spent years field-testing equipment. We can provide all the equipment, panels and drawings necessary for both stand-alone and grid-connected DIY installations as well as expert technical advice.
• Expandable, scalable, silent, affordable electricity. Solar kits that are easy to install and adapt to a wide range of homes.
• Maintenance free convenience. DIY solar made simple, equipment with no moving parts.
• Homeowner installation friendly. AC power that will reduce your home electrical costs.
• Have the satisfaction of knowing you're part of the sustainability solution. You will be the envy of the neighborhood.
Grid tied or Off-Grid solar kits are a cheap way to reduce your installation costs. Most home or RV owners who can do simple DIY projects around the house will find it possible to install their own systems. By installing your own power systems, you reduce your costs and increase your rate-of-return on your system. Pre-engineered packages for Tacoma home and RV owners serve several main rolls in grid-tied and off-grid systems. The first for home owners is to reduce the costs of the system. For the homeowner that would be the utility bill and a hedge aginst inflation. For the RV owner a solar panels kit would allow them freedom off-grid from RV parks dry camping. The second possible role of a home system, would be to use your grid tied system to power a backup battery bank during utility blackout's off-grid. This is best acomplished with an AC coupling of your grid tied system to power a backup battery bank off the grid.
Money into your pocket now... The savings are immediate and last a lifetime... Satisfaction; you are no longer a victim of rising energy costs... Pride that your family is part of the sustainability solution... Home solar panels help the environment... Installation designed for the average DIY homeowner... Thinking of your families future... Reduce America's dependence on foreign fossil fuel... Put the power of the sun to work for you... The money you save by taking the solar leap will help the USA grow American jobs.
Tacoma Home Utility Grid-tie Solar System Design - Many site-specific factors need to be considered when planning for your grid-tied or off-grid solar kit. Budget, available roof or ground space and other factors will heavily influence your choice of solar panels kits. If you are planning to attach your home solar panels to your roof, first decide which solar panel size will be the best fit. Consider obstructions such as chimneys, plumbing stacks and roof vents you have on your home. Grid-tied and off-grid kits, home or RV, consist of solar panels, cables in conduit, racks and AC as well as DC disconnect electric boxes with switches. Types of inverters and grounding rods or methods are also a consideration. Blue Pacific Solar can help you decide which home or RV solar kit is best for your house. Usually the largest system you can afford will be the most cost effective returning the best return on investment. However, even a small solar panel kit can reduce part of your utility bill putting money back into your household. Additionally, home solar is a hedge against future energy costs that are sure to rise.
Tacoma sun is a natural source of energy for an abundance of cheap electricity for a home or RV. Small kits can lower heating cost by offsetting electric bills and RV off-grid park fees. Small solar panel kits operate anywhere the sun shines, and Tacoma has an abundance of sunlight. Small home or RV solar panels kits have no moving parts and require no maintenance lasting for decades. A small DIY quality cheap kit will operate efficiently and is easy to install for most homeowners that can do minor home repairs.
Tacoma home or RV solar panels kits operate on DC electricity from sunlight. The output of small solar kits varies throughout the day with changes in cloud cover and weather. The characteristics of DC electricity is different from AC current coming off the grid. Home or RV solar panel kits must utilize the entire solar day which typically is about 6 hours of useful sunlight.
Choosing the Right Size Solar Panel Kit for your Tacoma Home. (Step 1.) The first step you take after you have considered available roof or ground space, is to look at your home monthly average electricity usage from your electrical bill. The key number you are interested in finding is your kWh (Kilowatt Hours). Because of seasonal considerations it is always a good idea to look at average monthly usage. Here at Blue Pacific Solar when we are designing a home solar kit we prefer evaluation a 12 month kWh history by month. When you are designing an off-grid system you will be particularly interested in the kWh of the month of December since it has the least number of available sun hours.
(Step 2) The next step in choosing the right size solar panel kit for your Tacoma home is to first find the average daily kWh usage then divide that by the number of available sun hours. For example, Tacoma has about 4.7 average sun hours. That information is compiled from 30 years of weather data and commonly used by solar companies when calculated the size of home systems. Example 18 kWh / 4.7 average sun hours = 3.8 kW AC home solar panel kit. 3.8 kW x 1000 = 3,830 watts needed to produce.
(Step 3) Calculate the number of solar panel required for the Tacoma home kit you need. Finding out how many solar panels you need is one of the final steps in sizing your home solar (Or RV Solar Kit). Take the watts needed to produce and divide the watt STC rating of the solar panel you selected, then divide that number by the inverter efficiency which is usually about 94. You now have about the total number of modules you need to size your home solar panel kit.
Just a little more about "Solar Insolation". The suns insolation is measured in kilowatt hours per square meter per day in areas throughout the world. A common term used by solar installers everywhere is "sun-hours per day". To find the average sun-hours per day in Tacoma, look at the solar insolation map provided by the team here at Blue Pacific Solar. If you are sizing a solar panel kit for your home or RV and want year round off-grid autonomy, use the lowest figure which is December. If you just want a utility grid-tied solar panel system with net metering, the average or highest Tacoma solar insolation number should be sufficient to start your planning and help your choose the best low cost solar panels for your home.
|Schools, Colleges and Universities Near Tacoma Washington|
|Bates Technical College||Bryman College|
|Capstone Career College||Clover Park Technical College|
|Crown College||Evergreen State College-Tacoma|
|Pacific Lutheran University||University of Puget Sound|
|Attractions and Events Near Tacoma WA|
|Broadway Center for the Performing Arts||Children's Museum of Tacoma|
|Fort Nisqually Living History Museum||Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum|
|LeMay - America's Car Museum||Museum of Glass|
|Northwest Sinfonietta||Point Defiance Zoo / Aquarium|
|Tacoma Art Museum||Tacoma Dome|
|Working Waterfront Maritime Museum||Washington State History Museum|