Mirasol Fafco Solar

The notion of unlimited and free energy has naturally attracted the interest of the environmentally conscious and frugal to use solar panels to save money and the environment. You can begin and enter this world by building panels yourself. You will need to use a guide book and a kit that provides easy to follow instructions and includes videos as an aid. You will have to do your research to find what works for you. When used properly these kits are a great learning opportunity and help you power simple devices. More kits are coming on the market as there is enormous demand for trying this route to energy production. For those who do not want to go all the way yet, this is a good place to start. Solar energy production techniques are being refined and improved on, so it may be wise not to make major investments at this time. In fact as revealed in the British media in February 2010, scientists have discovered a plastic that can store and release energy and may make batteries obsolete.
A solar power system generates electricity, uses batteries to store the power and a charge controller to regulate the power produced by the cells mounted on a weatherproof enclosure and charge the batteries, and a power inverter converting the direct current electricity from the battery to alternating current electricity used in the house. For a very simple system you can also not use a charge controller and just attach the panel to the batteries. However, a charge controller will refill batteries when power is used up to keep them fully charged. There are 2 types of inverters, the: Modified Sine Wave and the True Sine Wave. The True Sine Wave is more costly but is able to replicate the electricity current type more exactly and is worth the cost, depending on your needs. Solar systems can use standard sealed lead acid 12 volt batteries also used in cars. If you only want to power a few very small items, you might consider other types of batteries that are lighter in weight. A system can be sufficiently potent to power a house, or limited enough to power one appliance or a few. The cost and the sophistication of the materials needed will vary with the size of the house. The simplest systems have limited applications.

 

Testimonials

Professional and friendly

Very prompt, professional and friendly. They are very helpful in answering questions and knowledgable in their work area. They installed our system 5 …Read More

Patricia S.

Very professional

We've been with Mirasol for many years, they've taken care of us in any and all situations. They return calls in a timely manner, are very professiona…Read More

Larry R

The solar hot water heater is the best purchase we’ve made!

Mirasol Solar, It has been a few month’s since your company installed our solar hot water heater and solar for our pool. We are really glad we decid…Read More

Steve & Sue Craig

“The Solar Pool heating does such a good job!”

Bill & Barb Boehm

“Our Solar Pool heating system looks great!”

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With over 13,000 satisfied customers since 1977, Mirasol FAFCO Solar has over 40 years of experience in commercial and residential solar electric PV product installations. Mirasol FAFCO Solar is now the Regional SunPower Dealer and we are committed to delivering the highest quality solar solutions.

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With more than 13,000 satisfied customers since 1977, Mirasol FAFCO Solar has over 40 years of experience in commercial and residential solar pool heating installations. Mirasol FAFCO Solar is an exclusive distributor of FAFCO solar water heating products designed to save you money.

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Solar hot water heaters can also significantly reduce the amount of electricity and/or natural gas that needs to be purchased from your utility or electric service provider. Solar hot water heating systems can provide owners with fixed energy costs.

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