All TiMe FrEe EnErGy
I live in Lebanon 🇱🇧, a small country in the Middle East, Torn apart by wars for decades, then ruled by war lords with wrong policies which plundered its bounties and even the savings of bank depositors.
The crisis started more than 2 years ago. Before 30 years from now, we used to have electric current 24 hours / 7 days a week. After, the situation deteriorated and became worse year by year. Sometimes we got 7 hours of current a day, later 5 or 3, now 1 hour over 24 or 1 hour a week or nothing at all.
Many people purchased diesel or gasoline generators to support their daily needs of electricity, but this solution came to be unhelpful when the fuel prices skyrocketed recently. Now many of us living in this unlucky country discovered that solar energy is the best and the most efficient solution for our ongoing problem.
Certain factors helped us to adopt this environment friendly solution. 300 days of sunshine ☀ a year are for sure. Prices of the panels, batteries, cables and inverters are decreasing. We made our research on the internet and in different workshops and contractors, till we found the right contractor and the appropriate solar system we need in our place.
It costs US$4000 for :
4 batteries 200 Amperes each (in the future, we will add more)
6 solar panels 540 watts each (dimensions: 1m x 2.30m) (in the future, we will add more)
Inverter 25 Amperes (about 5200 watts)
Cables and switch board
Transportation + installation fee
Pictures below can explain stage by stage the whole operation. We are enjoying uninterrupted electric supply since 7 months. No blackouts at night, our fridge and home appliances are doing their duty smoothly and efficiently, we are satisfied and so happy for this result.
*N.B. : All pictures are mine.