The Vertical Solar PV Pole: The Perfect Addition To Your Home
With the rising costs of electricity, everyone is looking at ways of reducing their power bill. Sometimes this can be achieved by smart metering, switching off appliances when their not in use, and only using devices with a higher energy star rating. But if you have already implemented many of these changes, how else can you reduce your power consumption and make your home even more energy efficient? Perhaps you can consider a vertical solar PV pole as the perfect addition to your home?
What is a vertical solar PV pole?
As the name suggests, a vertical solar PV pole is a structure that utilises photovoltaic modules that are integrated with the lighting pole itself. Mounted vertically in a 360°arrangement, the panels convert sunlight into electricity throughout the day, which is stored in batteries to power artificial lighting at night.
The electricity produced by the vertical solar PV pole is typically used for lighting applications, however since the stored electricity is the same as that provided by the utility grid, the vertical solar PV pole can also provide power to other devices that require electricity. For example hot water units, dishwashers, washing machines, and other household appliances.
Why are vertical solar PV poles a perfect addition to your home?
Traditional horizontal solar PV arrays require a lot of space. If your rooftop is already covered with solar photovoltaic panels, or does not have the space for the installation of PV panels, a vertical solar PV pole could be the solution. It could be installed on a roof top or in an open field and has a much smaller footprint. This is an efficient way of utilising space that allows you to take advantage of solar photovoltaic technology when traditional horizontally arranged solar PV arrays are neither practical or feasible.
Due to their reduced footprint, vertical solar PV poles are the perfect addition to your home as they enable you to take advantage of the energy and cost saving that solar photovoltaic panels provide, without having to compromise on space that traditional horizontal PV panels require.