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{People instantly picture good old|The first thing that comes to mind is old-fashioned|Many people instantly think of old} solar {panels on rooftops|panel systems on roofs|panels sitting on the roofs}{,|} or in {a|the} {desert solar farm|rural solar power plant|in a desert-like solar farm}. {It’s a valid|This is a legitimate|This is an apt} {reason, as|justification, considering that|reason, since} rooftop solar panels {and traditional|as well as traditional|and} {utility-scale solar panels have|commercial solar panel systems have|grid-connected solar systems} {dominated|been the dominant|controlled} {solar markets up|the solar market up|solar markets} {to this point|to now|until now}.

{However, there are several|There are a variety of|However, there are many} {new and exciting|innovative and exciting|promising and innovative} solar power technologies{ that are|} {in development or|being developed or are|currently in development or are already} {on the market|available for sale|in the market}. These {promising new|exciting new|new and exciting} technologies {are set to change|are expected to alter|will change} {the way we think about|our perception of|the way we view} solar energy {in general|generally}. Solar {does not necessitate a|doesn’t require a|energy does not require} {large property or roof space|huge roof or a large space|big roof or property}{, and neither does this| or roof space, nor does it| as well as it doesn’t} {have to be unsightly|need to be ugly|require a lot of space}. {Continue reading to learn|Read on to find out|Keep reading to find out} more.

Floating solar farms (also known as floatovoltaics)

{Each day silicon panels become|Every day, silicon panels are|Everyday, silicon panels become} {more affordable and higher efficiency|cheaper and more efficient|less expensive and have higher efficiency}. Experts {claim|say|believe} that photovoltaic panels {placed|installed|positioned} on {reservoirs or other water|water reservoirs or other|reservoirs and other water} bodies will {offer greater efficiency|provide greater efficiency|have greater efficacy} {and a host of|as well as a variety of|and many} {other benefits|other advantages|additional benefits}.

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{The floating solar farm|A floating solar plant|This floating farm} {can|is able to|could} {produce clean solar energy and|generate clean solar energy and|produce clean solar energy as well as} {help manage|aid in managing|help to manage} water. {As they restrict|Because they limit|Since they hinder} {air circulation|the circulation of air} and {block|prevent} sunlight from {reaching the surface of the|getting to the surface of the|reaching the surface of} water{, floating solar farms reduce| floating solar farms help reduce| floating solar farms decrease} {water and power loss through|the loss of power and water through|energy loss and water loss due to} {evaporation|the process of evaporation|evaporate}. Floating solar farms {also prevent|also stop|can also help prevent} the {growth of harmful algae,|development of harmful algae|growth of harmful algae} which {lowers water treatment costs|reduces the cost of water treatment|decreases the costs of water treatment}. {Additionally, the water beneath|Furthermore, the water that flows beneath|In addition, the water underneath} the solar panel {helps to|helps|can help} {keep them clean and reduces|keep them clean and decreases|maintain their cleanliness and reduce} {waste|the amount of waste|consumption}.

{In|The|At} {Napa|the Napa} Valley’s Far Niente winery, California{, was the first| was the first winery| was the first} to {install|put in|set up} {a 175 kWh floating-panel system|floating-panel systems of 175 kWh|the floating-panel system of 175 kWh}.

Cost of deployment

{In 2014, the|The 2014|As of 2014, the} {average|median} {national cost of solar installation|cost for solar installations in the United States|cost for solar installation in the US} {was|is|of solar panels was} \$2.8 {per|for each|Per} Watt (\$/w). The {efficiency|effectiveness} {of solar panels|for solar panel installations|that solar panels have} is {estimated|believed|thought} to be {20% for|around 20% over|20percent for} 25 years. Floatovoltaics {are more competitive|are cheaper|have a higher price} {than many|over|in comparison to} other renewable energy {technologies like|sources like|technologies , such as} {wind and hydropower|hydropower and wind|hydropower and wind power}{, which have high| that have higher| with high} {land costs and potential|cost of land and|costs for land and could have} {environmental impacts|negative environmental effects}. The {global floating panels market|market for floating panels|market for floating solar panels} was {valued at|estimated at|worth} \$3.89m {in 2014 and is|during 2014, and it is|as of 2014 and} {expected|projected|predicted} to {grow|increase|expand}. {Additionally|In addition|Furthermore}{,|} floating solar panels {are eligible to|can} {receive any|be eligible for|receive} {federal or local grant incentive|grants or incentives from local or federal grant|grant incentives, whether local or federal.} {programs|programs}.

BIPV Solar Technology

Building-integrated photovoltaics{, as their|, as the| as their} name {implies|suggests}{, blend seamlessly| are seamlessly integrated| integrate seamlessly} into {building architecture|the building’s architecture|architecture of buildings}. They {can be used in|are a great option for|can be utilized in} {roofs and canopies|roofing and canopy systems|the form of canopies and roofs}{, curtain walls, facades| as well as curtain walls, facades| and curtain walls, facades}{, skylight systems, and| and skylight systems as well as| skylight systems, as well as} {other forms of roofing|other types of roofing|various other roofing types}. BIPV, {unlike|in contrast to|as opposed to} {traditional solar PV panels can|conventional solar PV panels, can|traditional solar PV panels , can} be {attractive and|appealing and|stylish and are} {not a compromise to|does not compromise|is not an obstacle to} the {building’s design|design of the building|style of the building}.

For {solar industry buyers|buyers of solar panels|those who are interested in purchasing solar panels}{, it is| it’s} not enough {to be|to look|just to be} {attractive|appealing}. {They also need to consider|It is also important to think about|They must also consider} the {economics of purchasing|financial benefits of buying|cost of purchasing} solar panels {in the solar|on the} market. {BIPV solar panel systems|Solar panel kits with BIPV|The BIPV solar panels} are {a great|an excellent|a fantastic} {option for homeowners who want|alternative for homeowners looking|alternative for homeowners who wish} to {reduce more energy consumption|cut down on energy usage|lower their energy consumption} and {build materials costs|construction materials costs|the cost of building materials}. {You can save money|It is possible to save} on {solar power mounting costs|mounting solar power costs|the cost of solar power mounting} {by using|through the use of} BIPV instead of {standard|conventional} {building|construction} materials.

BIPV technology {is used|is employed|can be used} to {enhance the building’s facades|improve the appearance of buildings’ facades|enhance the facade of the building}{, atrium, terrace,| as well as the atrium, terrace| and atriums, terraces,} {floor and canopies|floors and canopy|floor , and canopies}.

  • {Energy efficiency|Efficiency of energy|The efficiency of energy has} {increased|improved|was increased}
  • {High sound and thermal insulation|High-quality thermal and sound insulation as well as high-quality|High-quality sound and thermal insulation}
  • The sun {produces clean and|generates clean and|is a clean source of} {unrestricted solar power|unlimited solar energy|free solar energy}.
  • Lower O&M costs
  • Zero carbon footprint

The photovoltaic {materials|components|elements} {of solar PV glasses|made up of PV solar glasses|from solar PV glass} {are used|are utilized|can be used} {as building materials and allow|for building and permit|to build materials and provide} natural light {in|to illuminate|into} {homes and offices|offices and homes}. They also {work|function|serve} as {energy-generating devices|devices that generate energy|power-generating devices}.

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Types {and types of BIPV|of BIPV and the types|and kinds of BIPV}

Technically{,| speaking,} BIPV is any{ structural|} {building material capable of producing|building material that can produce|construction material that is capable of producing} solar {electricity|energy|power}. Here are {some|a few} examples of BIPV {tech|technology}:

Solar Panels {Roofing|for Roofs|for Roofing}

Solar roofing is {probably|perhaps|most likely} the most {well-known type|popular type|well-known form} of {BIPV|BIPV technology}. This {type|kind} of BIPV technology is also {known|referred to} {by the names|under the terms|by the name} solar {shingles and solar tiles|tiles and solar shingles}. {You can replace|It is possible to replace|You can upgrade} your roof {with|using} tiles or shingles {using|by using|with} {a dual-purpose solar roofing material|the dual-purpose solar roofing material|the solar roofing material that is dual-purpose} {that generates electricity as well|that produces electricity and serves|which generates electricity as well} as {shelter|providing shelter}.

{While a solar roof can|Although solar roofs can|While solar roofs} {offer many advantages|provide many benefits|have many advantages}{, it is still| however, it’s| but it’s still} not as {mature technology|advanced|well-established} as {conventional|traditional} solar panels. The {main reason is that|reason for this is that|primary reason is} solar roofs {don’t have|do not have|aren’t able to provide} the same {efficiency as traditional|efficiency as conventional|level of efficiency as traditional} {monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels|solar panels that are polycrystalline or monocrystalline|polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar panels}. {Also, solar roofs can|Additionally, solar roofs may|In addition, solar roofs could} be more {expensive|costly} than {roof solar panel installations|solar panels for roofs|solar panel roof installations}.

Solar Cells Transparent glaze

{Because the sun is more|Since the sun is more|Because the sun is much more} visible {on buildings than on|on buildings than|from buildings than} roofs, {why not use|what’s the reason to not take advantage of|why wouldn’t you take advantage of} {that|the|this} space? {While the geography|Although the location|While the geographic location} of solar radiation {will|can|may} {affect how much|determine how much|influence the amount of} {sunlight a building gets|sunlight a structure receives|the building receives sunlight}{, there are often| however, there are usually| but there are generally} {good|excellent} exposures {on one or more|on one or two|along one or more} sides. Solar windows (or {also called|sometimes referred to as|often referred to as} solar glass) are a {class|type|kind} of BIPV products {popularly known|that are well-known|well-known} {in the solar market|on the market for solar products|within the field of solar}. They {rely on|are based on|utilize} {ultra-thin solar panels that capture|thin solar panels that absorb|extremely thin solar panels that can capture} sunlight{, but maintain| but retain their|, yet maintain their} {transparency like a regular window|the same transparency as a regular window|the transparency of regular windows}.

General building {elements|components}

{We don’t know of any|We aren’t aware of any|We’re not aware of} {other methods to integrate|other ways to incorporate|alternative ways to integrate} solar {into structures|energy into structures,|power into structures} {so we’ll stick with|therefore we’ll go with|so we’ll just stick to} “general elements” {for now|at the moment|for the time being}. {This could|This can|These could} include solar {awnings, building facades|façades, awnings|structures, facades of buildings}{, and| or| as well as} {any other structural elements|all other elements of structural design|the other structures} {on|that are on|along} the {building’s sides that can|sides of buildings that could|exterior of the building that can} be {made|converted to|converted into} solar-friendly. {These solar-integrated building elements use|The solar-integrated elements of a building make use of|Solar-integrated building elements make use of} organic solar cells {and|as well as} {thin-film solar panels|the thin film solar panel|thinner-film solar panels much} more {often|frequently} than {rooftop solar|rooftop solar panels}.

There are pros and cons to using Building-integrated photovoltaics

{Advantages|Benefits} of BIPV

BIPV {has the obvious advantage|is a clear advantage|has the obvious benefit} of {generating free solar energy|producing free solar energy|free solar energy generation}. Solar energy is{ constantly|| continuously} {hitting|reaching} Earth enough to {power our entire planet|supply our planet with electricity|power the entire planet} 10,000x. {So every inch that|Therefore, every square inch|So every bit of energy} {we can use|can be used|we can utilize} {for electricity generation|to generate electricity|for power generation} is {a plus|an advantage|an added benefit}.

BIPV is {attractive for|appealing due to|attractive due to} its {aesthetics|design|style and aesthetics}. BIPV {allows you to|lets you} {go solar|switch to solar energy|get solar power} in a {subtler|more subtle|less invasive} and more {elegant way|stylish way|elegant manner} {than solar panels|as opposed to solar panel|that solar panels}. BIPV is {an|a viable|a great} {option for commercial and industrial|alternative for industrial and commercial} {buildings|structures}. It {allows you to|lets you} {show off your company’s innovation|showcase your business’s creativity|display your company’s innovative spirit} {as well as environmental awareness|and environmental sensitivity|and sustainability}.

BIPV's {disadvantages|drawbacks|negatives}

BIPV {forms part|is a component|is an integral part} of {a building|the building|the construction process}. {It is therefore important|Therefore, it is important|It is crucial} to plan ahead {so|in order|to ensure} that you {can build|can construct|are able to construct} your {building|structure|home} {using|with} BIPV solutions. {For integrating solar products|In order to integrate solar solutions|To integrate solar-powered products}{, it is crucial| it is essential| it is vital} to {understand|know|determine} {where sunlight will be needed|the locations where sunlight is required|what areas of sunlight are required} {before|prior to} {building any structure|making any construction|creating any structure}. {Knowing upfront that you are|Being aware of the fact that you are|Understanding upfront that you’re} {interested in integrating solar production|looking to incorporate solar power|keen on incorporating solar energy} {into your building can help|in your structure can|to your building will help} {reduce builders’ costs|lower the cost of building|to reduce the costs for builders}.

Solar skins

Solar skins {allow you to|let you|permit you to} {incorporate custom designs into|integrate custom designs into|include custom designs in} {your|the} solar {panel system|panels|system}. {Similar to bus windows advertising|Like bus windows that advertise|Similar to bus windows for advertising}{, the solar skin technology| solar skins| solar skin technology} {works in the same way|operates in the same manner|is the same}.

[xfield_company] is the {manufacturer of solar-skin products and|producer of solar-skin sunscreens and|producer of solar-skin products. It} is currently {testing|conducting tests on} {its technology at|their technology in|it’s technology with} the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory. {Due to the advancements|Thanks to advances|Because of the advances} in selective light {filtration,|filtering,|filtration} solar {thin-film sunscreens retain|thin-film sunscreens have|sunscreens made of thin film have a} {high|their high} efficiency. The sun’s {rays are filtered|rays are blocked|light is filtered} to {reach the cells underneath|get into the cells beneath|penetrate the cells under} {solar skins|the solar skin}. This {allows it to display|permits it to display|allows it to show} the {customized image and|image of your choice and also|custom image and to} {provide|generate|offer} {solar|the solar} energy.

{These customized images embedded in|The customized images that are embedded into|These custom-designed images embedded in} solar panels {can match exactly|will match|can be precisely matched to} the {rooftops or grassy lawns|grassy lawns or rooftops|lawns and rooftops} of your {homes|residences|home}.

{Solar skin panels are|The solar skin panel is|Panels with solar panels for skin are}{ also|} {a great option|an excellent option|ideal} for {government offices and businesses|businesses and government offices|offices of government and business}. They can be {personalized|customized} to {display company logos|show company logos|display logos of companies}{, advertising| advertising| and advertising messages}{, flags of countries| flags of nations| flags of countries}{, and so forth| and more| and so on}.

Solar skins are {also designed to be lower|also designed to be smaller|made to be lighter} than {traditional racking systems|conventional racking systems,|traditional racks} and {conceal|hide|to hide} metal components. {[xfield_company]|The [xfield_company]|They are also designed to conceal metal components.} Solar Group’s Solar skins {could|may} {be the solution|be the answer|provide the answer} to your {problems with panel|issues with panel|panel’s problems in} {aesthetics|appearance|design and aesthetics}.

[xfield_company] also allows {you to track your system|you to monitor your system’s|users to monitor their system’s} {performance 24 hours a day|performance 24/7|operation 24 hours a day} {via your smartphone|using your mobile|through your mobile}. You will be {notified if|informed if|informed when} your system is {experiencing any|experiencing|having} {problems|issues}{, or in the event| or in the event| or in the case} of an {outage|interruption}. The app {also recommends the|will also suggest the|will also provide} {correct remedies|most appropriate solutions|best solutions}.

The {downside to|drawback of|disadvantage of} {solar skin panels is|solar panels with skin is|solar-skin panels lies in}{ the|} solar installation {cost|costs}. {They are about|They’re about|They’re around} 10{% more expensive than traditional| percent more expensive than conventional} {panels|panels}.

Solar Skins Pros & Cons

There are {some downsides to|some disadvantages to|a few drawbacks with} this {product that you should|technology that you need to|product that you must} {consider|be aware of|take into consideration}. {This technology, while it|While this technology|The technology, although it} is {attractive for camouflaging|appealing for concealing|attractive to conceal} solar arrays, {is still|is|remains} {new to the global|relatively new to the|in its infancy to the world} market. There are {also some notable|some|also some} {negative aspects|negatives}. Before we {get|dive|go} into the {cons|negatives|pros and cons} of this product{, however|}{, let’s| we’ll| let’s take a} {look at the pros|take a look at the positives|examine the pros}.

Solar Skin Pros

Solar {skin is a good|skins are a great|skin is an excellent} {addition|option to add|alternative} {to your solar array|for your solar panel|of your solar system} {because|since|as} it {blends with your|is a perfect match with your|blends in with the} roofline. Solar {skin can be used|skins can be used|skins are a great way} to {transform your home|turn your house} into {an art piece|a work of art|a piece of art,} or {make your company|transform your|turn your company’s} roof into {an advertisement space|an advertising space|a space for advertising}.

{Pros include the long-lasting life|The advantages include the long-lasting|The benefits include the longevity} promise{ resulting in| that has led to|, which has led to}{ NREL| the|} Fraunhofer{ and| as well as|, and} Atlas testing. {This product has a durable|The product is a long-lasting|This product comes with a tough} film that {lasts 30+|can last for 30+|will last for more than 30} years{ and provides|, and also provides|. It also offers} solar panel {glare reduction|reduction in glare|reduced glare}.

{Product testing covered|Testing of the product covered|The product’s testing included} {cracking, dirt retention as|cracks, dirt retention as|cracking, dirt retention , as} {well as blistering, browning|also browning, blistering|along with blistering, browning} and yellowing. {It has also|The product has also|Also, it has} been {flash tested|tested for flash} to ensure {optimal light transmission|the best light transmission|that the light is transmitted properly}.

Solar Skin’s Cons

The {solar panel efficiency|efficiency of solar panels|solar panel’s efficiency} is the {first con in|most prominent flaw in|primary drawback of} solar skin. {Although this technology lets|While this technology allows|While this technology lets} {light through, some|light through, a portion|sunlight through, some} {of the|part of|aspects of} UV {radiation|energy|light} is blocked.

{Consider the cost of|Think about the costs of adding|Take into consideration the expense of} {solar skin to your array|solar panels with skins|solar-powered skins for your array}. Already{, homeowners invest| homeowners are investing| homeowners have invested} {thousands of dollars in|thousands of dollars into|hundreds of dollars in} solar. {This technology will increase that|The technology is expected to increase the|This technology will boost that} cost.

{Finally, the applique|The applique, in addition,|In addition, the applique} is only {covered for ten|covered for a period of ten|protected for a ten} {year, despite having|years, despite having|years, even though it comes with} {a 30-year warranty|30 years of warranty|an extended warranty of 30 years}. The {average|typical|standard} solar panel {comes with|has} {a 25-year warranty|an 25-year guarantee|the warranty of 25 years}. {However|But}{, the solar skin could| the solar skin may| the solar skin can} {start to fade and possibly|begin to fade and|be beginning to fade, and could} {decrease module efficiency further|reduce the efficiency of the module even more|lower the efficiency of the panel even further} {before they reach their expected|prior to reaching their anticipated|before they reach the expected} {end-of-life|expiration date|final-of-life}.

Solar fabric

{There is solar radiation all|Solar radiation is everywhere|The sun’s radiation is all} {around the planet|across the globe|throughout the world}. Why not {create|make|generate} {your own energy|the energy you need|yourself energy}? Imagine {being able to produce|being able to generate|the possibility of producing} solar {power from anywhere on|energy from any place on|power from any part of} the {planet, but|globe, and|planet,} {also while you are moving|at the same time, you’re moving|as you move} through your {clothing|clothes}.

Researchers are {creating|developing|working on} {solar fabrics|fabric made of solar energy|Solar fabrics,} with the {goal|aim|intention} {of including solar energy in|of incorporating solar energy into|to incorporate solar energy into} every fiber. {These solar filaments are able|The solar filaments can be used|Solar filaments are able} to be {embedded|incorporated|integrated} {into t-shirts and winter coats|into winter coats and t-shirts|in winter coats, t-shirts,} {as well as other clothing|and other clothes|along with other clothing}. They {can help you stay|will help you stay|can aid in staying} warm, {charge|recharge|power} your {phone, and provide|smartphone, and supply|phone, and give you} energy {while you’re on your|when you’re on the|on the} {move|moving|on the move}.

{Research has attempted to combine|Researchers have tried to integrate|Research has tried to combine} solar fabric{,| and} solar panels{ in a variety|, and solar cells in a range} of {areas|fields|different areas}.

  • {Building facades that provide|Fassades that create|The facades of buildings provide} {shade and power|shading and energy}
  • {Lightening up the streetlights with|Illuminating the streetlights by|The streetlights can be brightened up with} {awnings|Awnings}
  • Curtains that {cut off|block|shut off} {power consumption from|the power supply to|energy consumption from} the grid

Solar-fabricated {household clothing|clothing for your home|household clothes} {can be a great way|is a fantastic way|can be a great option} to {save on|cut down on|reduce} {mounting and installation fees|the cost of mounting and installation|costs for installation and mounting}.

{Additionally|Furthermore|In addition}, [xfield_company] is working on the US Army project to develop solar-powered{ robotic camping tents| camping tents powered by solar energy|, robotic camping tents}. {As solar costs|As solar prices|Since solar power costs} {continue to fall|remain low|continue to decrease}{, it is not impossible| and fall, it’s not difficult|, it’s not hard} to {envision a future where|imagine a world in which|imagine a future in which} {all power will come from|all power comes from|the power source is} {the sun’s energy|solar energy|sunlight’s power}.

Solar Cell Fabric has Many Benefits

There are many {other|more|additional} {great benefits that|amazing benefits|positive benefits that} solar cell fabric {can|could} {bring to your|provide to your daily} life. {They were listed to reflect|The list was created to reflect|These were listed to meet} the {current needs of|present needs of the|needs of today’s} people.

1. The {ability|capability} {to charge electronic|for charging electronic|of charging} devices

Imagine{ you are| that you’re|} {walking around all day|out and about all day,|wandering around the city all day} {taking photos with your smartphone|snapping photos on your phone|taking pictures with your smartphone} and {answering a few|making a few phone|taking a few} calls. You {can also|can|are also able to} {text, scroll|write messages, browse|scroll} {through your social media feed|across your feeds on social networks|through the feed of your favorite social network}{,|} and not{ have to|} {worry|be concerned|think} about {whether your battery is low|whether you have enough battery|the battery’s condition} or where {to|you can} {charge|recharge} your {phone|smartphone}.

{You always have|There’s always} the {option of using a power|possibility of using a power|option of using a} {bank, but|battery, however|storage device, though} it’s {possible|also possible|a possibility} that you {forget to|don’t|do not} {take them with you|carry them around with you|bring them along} or{ to|} charge them. {With clothes with integrated|If you wear clothes that have integrated|When you have clothes that incorporate} {solar cell technology|solar cells|solar-powered technology}, you’ll {feel|be} {relaxed and calm all|at peace and relaxed all|at ease and calm throughout the} {day|day long|throughout the day}. {To make these cell efficiency|To allow these cells to|In order for these cells to} {work and generate|operate and produce|function and produce} electricity, {you only need|all you need is|you just need} to {get a little sunlight|receive a few rays of sunlight|have a bit of sunshine}. {After that, you can|Then, you’ll be able to|Once that is done,} {just plug your phone into|simply plug in your smartphone to|connect your mobile to} {the|your} USB {port on|connector on the back of|ports on} your {clothing|clothes|garment}.

2. {Reduced electricity consumption|Lower electricity consumption|Reduction in electricity use}

{This is why we’ll spend|This is the reason we’ll use|That’s why we’ll consume} less {electricity if our|energy if our|on electricity if} phones {don’t get charged|aren’t charged|don’t charge} at home{ or in| or|, or in} other {places than with|locations than through|places other than} {our solar panels fabrics|the solar panel fabrics|our solar panel fabric}. This patent {would allow for|could lead to|will allow for} {a significant reduction|an enormous reduction|significant reductions} in {electricity use|the use of electricity|energy consumption} {if it is realized|when it is utilized|should it be realized} {to its full potential|to its fullest potential|fully}.

{While it might seem|Although it could appear|It could be} that charging these {small smart|tiny smart|small} {gadgets isn’t important|devices isn’t crucial|devices isn’t a big deal} in {an overall electricity|the overall energy|the larger electricity} consumption{ context of course|| perspective}{, it’s quite the contrary| but it’s actually the opposite| however, the reality is quite the opposite}. It’s {an equation that is|a situation|an equation} dependent on {quantity|the quantity|the amount}.

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3. Micro Size Solar Cells

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Photovoltaic Solar Noise Barriers (PVNB)

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The main reason why this happens is when you have a grid-tied solar system, it has safety measures preinstalled to shut down production in case of a power outage so as not to do extensive damage to the grid or the employees working on fixing the outage.

If you would like to be less dependent on the grid or ideally have no dependence, then you can add storage batteries to your solar system.
Backup batteries store the excess energy produced by solar for later use (for example, when there is a power outage). You can provide backup for some of your home appliances or all of them by installing more batteries depending on your energy consumption.

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