Two Men Bring Solar Energy to the Poorest Parts of Nigeria

Power shortages are usual phenomena in Nigeria. In fact, a new system of solar power can help enormously by alleviating rural poverty, where the situation is worst. In fact, the local government has spent a lot of money in order to solve this particular problem but the blackouts persist. Despite the chaos in this area, there is a chance for a small start-up in this country to light up these somewhat forgotten poor rural communities.

A small community in Edo State, Obayatan, in Nigeria never had supplies of electricity. In this small rural place live around 1,000 people. Their living conditions leave much to be desired. Fortunately, since last October the situation in this forgotten place began to change. More specifically, a solar system of about 37.8 kW was installed in the area, providing a power supply without any interruption. Today, people who live in this community can enjoy electricity 24 hours a day, by paying a fee that is the equivalent of 25 cents daily.

In addition, there are 5 other communities in the area, like Obayatan, which have never had electricity and have the same problems. It is estimated that around 89% of people who live in rural Saharan Africa don’t have any electricity, which is actually more than twice the percentage in urban areas.

The good news is that two young men, Femi Adeyemo, and Kunle Odebunum, co-founders of Anergy, have come to their rescue. Arnergy is a social utility enterprise that deploys solar energy to poor rural communities,  businesses, and houses across the country. These men teamed up with an accountant in order to establish Anergy in 2014. From their office which is located in Lagos, they help to light up businesses and houses at very affordable costs through a rental solar energy power system that gives residents the chance to rent a solar system in order to be able to power their homes by paying just a small fee daily.

Their aim is to provide solar energy to the poor people in the villages as well as the peri-urban and people who live in the urban areas. This way they focus mainly on people who are middle class. In fact, this particular class grows extensively in the country, making it their primary target.

The customers have the option to choose from a number of 3 products. The smallest option, which is also known as Anergy 60, costs about $20  and has a rental payment fee of 25 cents daily. The biggest option, which is widely known as the Anergy 500 costs $126 and people can rent it by paying $1 each day. Above all, they are environmentally friendly and cheaper than other generators that are used in the country.

The customers today have two options to place their order for solar energy from Arnergy. They can go through the company’s app from a cell phone or can visit the company’s website online. The overall process is fast and efficient. After the company certifies the customer’s payment, they immediately begin to provide service.

Not only is this project incredibly inspiring and uplifting, it is a great way to provide the people of rural Nigeria access to electricity. Soon, this advancement will lead to other life improvements in the areas of health, communications, education and of course cleaner water for the country.

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Company Debuts High-Performance Solar Panel for Residential Market

LG Business Solutions USA is bringing its award-winning residential and commercial solar energy solutions – led by a new high-performance solar panel with an integrated micro-inverter developed by LG Electronics – to the 2019 Solar Power International (SPI) Conference here this week.

LG Business Solutions USA is bringing its award-winning residential and commercial solar energy solutions – led by a new high-performance solar panel with an integrated micro-inverter developed by LG Electronics – to the 2019 Solar Power International (SPI) Conference here this week.

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LG Business Solutions USA is bringing its award-winning residential and commercial solar energy solutions – led by a new high-performance solar panel with an integrated micro-inverter developed by LG Electronics – to the 2019 Solar Power International (SPI) Conference here this week.

“Solar Power International brings together the largest gathering of professionals within the solar industry to celebrate innovative energy solutions on the market,” said Garry Wicka, vice president of marketing for LG Business Solutions. “The products LG is highlighting at SPI 2019 include advanced solar panels assembled at our new plant in Huntsville, Ala., so American customers now can get the latest in the company’s groundbreaking energy solutions from their own backyard.”

LG continues to offer precision-manufactured and high-efficiency solar panels under the LG NeON® portfolio and an innovative Energy Storage System (ESS) for homeowners who demand high performance and reliability from a brand they can trust. The company’s wide array of award-winning residential solar energy offerings allows users the ability to effectively take control of their energy use and storage for a streamlined experience. Highlights for this year’s SPI include:

LG NeON R ACe Solar Panel
Launching at SPI 2019, the NeON R ACe is LG’s latest solar power module for residential applications that produce an alternating current power output up to 375W along with its newly integrated 320W micro-inverter. Recessed into the frame of the solar module, the integrated micro-inverter allows for the NeON R ACe to be an ideal solution for both installers and homeowners, saving time, space and money. This innovation eliminates the need to purchase a separate inverter, thereby reducing clutter from places such as outside walls and rooms within the home. (See separate news release.)

LG Energy Storage Systems
LG’s two advanced energy storage systems for American homeowners are on display at LG’s booth this year: an AC-coupled 5.0 kW system for those who already have solar panels of any type on their homes and a DC-coupled 7.6 kW system as part of a new installation of LG solar panels. LG ESS units can each store up to four hours of energy and be scaled up for more storage through bundling. They can also be easily paired with LG’s award-winning solar panel modules.

LG NeON R Solar Panels
LG’s NeON R panels for residential installations have power output up to 380W with 22 percent efficiency. The NeON R Prime (all black) also comes in a 360W+ model. The panels perform better on hot, sunny days due to an improved temperature coefficient and degradation rates at 25 years.

LG NeON 2 Solar Panels
For homeowners and business owners seeking to save on their utility bills and take positive steps for the environment, the LG NeON 2 solar panels offer a new level of performance and flexibility thanks to LG’s innovative Cello™ technology. The 60-cell and 72-cell NeON 2 models are available up to 350W and 420W respectively, with efficiency ratings ranging from 19.3 to 20.2 percent. Assembled in Alabama, LG NeON 2 panels have improved degradation rates with increased power output percentages (90.08 percent) at year 25.

LG NeON 2 Black Solar Panels
The LG NeON 2 Black, assembled in Alabama, delivers the same power and performance of the NeON 2, with 6.5 kWp capacity with 20 panels (60 cells) compared to 300W p-type Mono panels with the same number of panels that generate only 6 kWp. The black design sets it apart with its seamless, sleek appearance blending in with the roof.

LG NeON 2 BiFacial Solar Panels
Rounding out the NeON portfolio are the NeON 2 BiFacial panels offering higher efficiency by design with double-sided power generation that absorbs sunlight not only from the front but also the rear via a transparent back sheet.  The dual faces of the cells allow for higher energy generation in a smaller footprint. LG’s BiFacial models, a series of 72-cell panels, make it easier to manage space when installing a large-scale system without sacrificing energy output. LG NeON 2 BiFacial is available up to 405W.

For more information on LG’s full line of solar solutions featured at the 2019 SPI Conference, visit the LG booth (#1837) or www.LG.com/us/business/solar.

About LG Solar
LG Solar is a leading provider of high-efficiency solar modules to the U.S. commercial and residential markets. The U.S. LG Solar business is part of the LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division based in Lincolnshire, Ill. LG’s U.S. solar module production will start in Huntsville, Ala., in early 2019. LG Electronics USA Inc., headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $55 billion global innovator in technology and manufacturing. www.LG.com/solar.

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/lgs-award-winning-solar-power-140000424.html

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Solar Panel Prices in Nigeria

If you need to buy solar panels in Nigeria, then you need to know the current solar panel prices in Nigeria.

Solar Panel is a key tool when it comes to generating free energy from the sun, the solar panel is the machine that converts the solar energy to electricity, this is achieved with the help of an inverter. Now you want to know solar panel prices in Nigeria, if not you won’t be reading this post. A Solar Panel is a device that converts light energy from the Sun to electrical energy. Energy from the sun is called solar energy. Solar energy can be harnessed from the sun and used to generate electrical power in a number of ways. Solar Panels consist of Polyvoltaic Cells that absorb energy from sun rays and convert it to DC current which can then be further processed by a power inverter to deliver power to appliances in a home or business.

Note that solar panels can come with different output voltage. Hence a 200W solar panel may offer 12V, 24V, etc. You can connect several solar panels in series to get your required voltage output.

In this article, we show you how to get the best solar panel prices in Nigeria ranging from 20 watts to  360 watts as well as other sizes of solar panel and inverter prices in Nigeria. For you to get an original solar panel price in Nigeria, You need to deal with the right companies like Veselnet Solar.

Solar panel price in Nigeria ranges from 10,000 Naira to 90,000 Naira depending on power capacity and quality. The price of a 200W monocrystalline solar panels starts at around 39,000 Naira. A 200W polycrystalline type starts at 43,000 Naira. In all, you can buy a Solar Panel starting at 10W for 6,000 Naira

Generally, solar panel pricing in Nigeria is largely determined by several external and internal factors that range from the supply chain, overhead cost, management, and internal operational activities. Hence if you are not careful you will definitely end up purchasing solar panels in Nigeria at a far more exorbitant price. This means you get solar panel price in Nigeria that will not give you maximum value for your money.

Vesselnet solar panel price list in Nigeria is among the most affordable solar panel prices in the country. This is because our supply chain and the internal operational system have been honed to perfection over the years. This enables us to offer some of the best graded and efficient solar panel and inverter prices in Nigeria. If you are looking for some of the best solar panel companies in Nigeria that can carry out your next solar panels installation in the country, it does not get better than Vesselnet Solar.

Browse through our extensive solar panel and inverter brands to access the possible best solar panel price list in Nigeria. We offer various brands of solar panel and inverter prices in Nigeria like Sukam, Sharp, Luminous, Microtek and so on all sold at the most reasonable prices you can’t get elsewhere.

Our solar panel price list in Nigeria has something for everybody. From the high end-users to those who are looking for something small. Place your orders now and make your selection from our Solar panel prices in Nigeria and get the best value for your money.

Why buy Solar Panel From Vesselnet Solar?

At Vesselnet Solar, we sell only genuine and quality products shipped from the best companies in the world, par of which we have a direct partnership with.

We ship an ordered item to our logistics partners as soon as your order is placed. You can choose to pick from any of our offline stores at no shipping charge or we ship to your location anywhere in Nigeria at a very affordable rate.

How to Choose your Solar Energy Company in Nigeria

Solar Energy or solar energy company is not a new energy development in Nigeria and indeed Africa but the adaptation to Solar is fast rising as it is helping to boost businesses, and helping power homes for middle and lower-income earners. For the upper class, it is a desire to reduce the inflationary energy cost of generating and maintaining owned power system such as Generator Systems.

An Alternative Energy to other people connotes generating power using just Solar. Solar is not the only alternative or renewable energy option. We have wind, biogas among other sources. Solar could be the reliable energy solutions for Nigeria in five years time and you may ask why people and Government have not been investing more in this energy option. Well, it has to do with little information around the industry, credibility, competency and the myth that has been hanging for a long time.

In this post, you will get to know a little around solar panels, inverters, and all other solar components.

There are various solar energy companies in Nigeria Here are some of the things to analyze in a solar quote and solar energy company in Nigeria:

1. The extent of information provided: A good solar company will spell out in details what they are offering you in terms of their solution. You will get a brief explanation of the size, capacity, warranty, and ratings of each component. Always ensure you compare information on this as there will be a difference in prices even in a similar component but ask questions for grey areas.

2. Projects, they have handled: You can always judge a solar company by the number of works they have done over time. Do they pride themselves in their work? How competent do you think their staff is and what level of professionalism is in their service delivery? This information will serve as a guide to help you understand the kind of solution you will be given.

3. Cost: How much is the total unit charge of the system when compared with other quotes of same capacity. Do they have a competitive quote? When comparing cost, it is good to compare based on specification and materials the companies proposed to use. As earlier mentioned, a good quote should provide brief information about their components, if possible, manufacturer of such components. Cost should be based on material proposed to be used for the solar installation.

4. After Sales Support: Not every solar company is able to plan a support mechanism for the customers in case there is an issue with the installed solar energy components. Inverter or one of the solar panels may develop a problem at any point in time and it would require that a team member from the solar company visits to rectify any problem.

5. Warranty on Solutions: For most companies, they tend to avoid this part as they won’t want to be liable in case of eventualities. For a good solar company, they brag about their installation and components because they trust the level of work and competence invested in the installation. Using High-Grade equipment, a good solar company has more to brag about with the warranty and such company give less hassle because they have installed a reliable system for you.

6. Maintenance: How often will the maintenance be carried out and at what cost? A clue on this will relieve you of unbearable incremental cost as maintenance on Solar is not a regular basis as such. Kindly ask the company the maintenance charges and the timeline for maintaining the equipment.

7. Component Quality and Specification: Are you actually getting your ratings in kW or KVA. It is better you weigh everything in KW including the Panel size. It is also better to have a monocrystalline panel as it is more efficient but pol crystalline panel is not bad just that mono panels perform better for the same wattage.

Inverters can protect or destroy your batteries, so choose carefully as there are several inverter types, inverters and batteries are critical in Solar apart from the panels. Go for AGM first or GEL batteries as know what the DOD of your battery is at 10% DOD, 50%DOD and 75% DOD. Know the volts and the AH of your batteries. Know your battery cycle compared with others.

Cheap does not mean you are getting a good deal and costly does not mean you have a better deal.

If you need free advice on Solar, kindly reach out to us: support@vesselnetsolar.com or call/WhatsApp:09063063687.

 

Four Nigerian Teenagers Created Solar Panel

According to Channels TV, Four Nigerian teenagers in Anambra state take their passion to their communities as they fix electricity challenges. They create a solar panel that includes an inverter and battery rather than having all three in separate units.

A couple of months ago, the teenagers represented Nigeria at the International festival of engineering, science, and technology in Tunisia. They competed with innovators across the world and won a bronze medal.

They share their experience with Gist Nigeria.

Gist Nigeria is a 30-minute current affairs program, co-produced by Channels Television and the BBC. The program offers in-depth reporting, focusing on stories behind the news and their impact on its audience.

Gist Nigeria airs at 9 pm on Wednesdays on
Channels TV and Channels 24 (UK) on Sky 518.

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Happy Easter

As we approach Easter once again it’s a reminder how time flies. Seems just like yesterday we were wishing you a  Happy New Year.

Here is wishing you a Happy Easter Celebrations, from us all at Vesselnet Solar!!!

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Top Solar Energy Myths

Ever heard how scientists estimate that more than enough solar energy strikes the earth every hour to power our whole society for an entire year? But despite the tremendous source of energy staring many of us in the face every day,  some keep debating the merits of solar power and other renewable energies, asking the same questions over and over again. How effective is solar energy? Is it more expensive? Where and how does solar fit in the larger energy grid? Many of the arguments against solar are based on outdated or incorrect information.

That’s why we’re setting the record straight on some of the most common solar energy myths and giving the real solar energy facts.

1. Myth: Solar energy is too expensive and isn’t economically viable for most people.

Fact: The claim that solar energy is too expensive is out-of-date and continues to be proven wrong. The average cost of solar panels fell 75 percent between 2009-2014 alone, and some analysts predict the cost of PV modules will drop 25 percent by 2018.
The result is that in many regions around the world and parts of the US, electricity from solar is as cheap – or even cheaper – than electricity from coal, oil, or natural gas.
So it’s no surprise that clean energy is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, and already makes up more than 20 percent of the world’s electricity generation. Bonus: when you use solar energy to do things like power homes or schools, you’re
helping protect humans from higher carbon emissions, unnecessary air pollution, and the devastating impacts of climate change.

2. Myth: Solar power isn’t worth it because it won’t work in locations that are cloudy or cold.

Time to use solar power concept

Fact: Solar power works even in cold or cloudy places. Because of the way the technology works, solar panels are just as effective—and usually more effective in cooler temperatures as in hot ones. And while it’s true that clouds can affect the efficiency of solar panels, they can still produce enough power to be viable sources of electricity. Germany, for example, is a country that is not particularly warm or sunny but is nevertheless the world leader in solar energy.

3. Myth: Solar panels are unreliable.

Solar energy concept. Blue sky reflection on photovoltaic panel. 3D rendering.

Fact: The opposite is true. Most solar panels produce electricity for over 20 years or more as their parts do not wear out easily. In fact, many of the first solar systems installed over 40 years ago are still active today. Additionally, using solar power diversifies our energy sources, making the entire grid more dependable. We have more tools available to make solar and other variable renewable technologies more reliable than ever, such as larger and more integrated grids, better resource forecasting, and more use of energy storage technologies. What will need to be replaced in the next 30 years are aging fossil fuel infrastructures like outdated coal-fired power plants. If we make the switch and rely on renewable sources of energy like the sun, we can save billions of dollars by avoiding not only the costs of replacing these plants but also the increasingly higher costs of climate change in areas like healthcare expenses and damage from extreme weather.

 

Credit: Climate Reality Project

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H lyte Maxi Solar Power Systems For Offices

Benefits For Office Premises, Tenants And Landlords

As an office landlord or occupant, your solar panel system will ensure reduced energy bills for tenants and promise an attractive eco friendly office space – satisfying current tenants and attracting future ones. Solar PV systems help increase the energy efficiency of an office space portfolio.

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40 Facts You Should Know About Solar Energy

What are the Interesting Facts about Solar Energy?

There are various facts you may not know about Solar Energy, the sun has been helping humanities from thousand of years ago for example drying of clothes, food preservation, food processing, photosynthesis for the plant, sunlight is also necessary for normal living and so on and so forth. However, until a few decades ago, we didn’t know that we can convert solar energy to electricity. Thank God for the invention of the solar energy system. According to Vivint solar, “In 1839, French physicist Edmond Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect while experimenting with a cell made of metal electrodes in a conducting solution. He noted that the cell produced more electricity when it was exposed to light.” Some of the frequently asked questions about Solar include: “Why is solar energy a good thing?”  “How is solar energy produced?” “Uses of Solar Energy or Power”Below are the top known facts that will your questions about Solar Energy.

Fact 1: Solar energy is a completely free source of energy and it is found in abundance. Though the sun is 90 million miles from the earth, it takes less than 10 minutes for light to travel from that much distance.

Fact 2: Solar energy which comprises of radiant heat and light from the sun can be harnessed with some modern technology like photo-voltaic, solar heating, artificial photosynthesis, solar architecture, and solar thermal electricity.

Fact 3: Solar technology can be distinguished into active and passive. Photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors which harness solar energy are examples of active solar technology. Passive technology includes constructing rooms to improve air circulation, orienting space to favorably use sunlight.

Fact 4: The earth gets 174 Petawatts of incoming solar radiation in the upper atmosphere. About 30% is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed by oceans, clouds, and landmasses.

Fact 5: The water cycle is an important result of solar insulation. The earth, oceans, and atmosphere absorb solar radiation and their temperature rises. Warm air rises from the oceans causing convection. When this air rises to high altitudes, clouds are created by condensation of water vapor. These clouds cause rains that bring water back to the earth’s surface which completes the water cycle.

Fact 6: Solar energy has also another use. By means of photosynthesis, solar energy is converted by green plants into chemical energy which creates the biomass that makes up fossil fuels.

Fact 7: Horticulture and agriculture seek to make the maximum use of solar energy. These include techniques like the timing of planting cycles and mixing of plant varieties. Greenhouses are also used to convert light into heat to promote year-round cultivation of special crops.

Fact 8: Solar powered hot water systems utilize solar energy to heat water. In certain areas, 60 to 70% of the water used domestically for temperatures as high as 60 degree Celsius can be made available by solar heating.

Fact 9: Solar chimneys are passive solar ventilation systems. Shafts connect the interior and exterior of the building. The functioning can be improved by glazing and using thermal mass materials.

Fact 10: Solar energy can also be used for making potable, brackish or saline water. Without using electricity or chemicals, wastewater can be treated. Creating salt from seawater is also one of the oldest uses of solar energy.

Fact 11: Clothes can be dried in the sun using clotheslines, cloth racks, etc.

Fact 12: Food can be cooked, dried or pasteurized using solar energy.

Fact 13: Solar power is the most exciting use of solar energy. It is how solar energy is converted into electricity by using either photo-voltaic (direct method) or concentrated solar power (Indirect). Large beams of sunlight are focused into a small beam using mirrors or lenses in the case of concentrated solar power. The photoelectric effect is used by Photo voltaic to convert solar energy into electric energy.

Fact 14: Solar chemical processes replace fossil fuels as a source for chemical energy and can make solar energy storable and transportable. Photosynthesis can create a variety of fuels. Technology for producing Hydrogen is a major area of solar chemical research.

Fact 15: Thermal storage systems can store solar energy in the form of heat by using common materials with high specific heat such as stone, earth, and water. Solar energy can be stored also in molten salts.

Fact 16: The oil crisis of 1970 revealed the delicate nature of fossil fuels as a source of energy for the world. As such research in the alternative, renewable energy technology like that of solar and wind energy gained momentum.

Fact 17: Solar energy is being recognized as the future of alternative energy sources as it is nonpolluting and helps combat the Greenhouse effect on global climate created by the use of fossils fuels.

Fact 18: Common domestic use of solar energy is from solar panels which absorb solar energy to use for cooking and heating water.

Fact 19: Solar energy produces no pollution, have no environmental effects and is ecologically acceptable.

Fact 20: Solar energy is one of the most widely used renewable sources of energy. One can use renewable energy technologies to convert solar energy into electricity.

Fact 21: Space missions by various countries use solar energy to power their spaceships.

Fact 22: Solar energy is a very reliable source of energy.

Fact 23: With new advancements in scientific researches, solar energy could be more affordable in the future with decreasing costs and increasing efficiency.

Fact 24: Solar energy could prove to be the major source of renewable energy because of its massive potential and long-term advantages.

Fact 25: The earth receives about 1,366 watts of direct solar radiation per square meter.

Fact 26: The largest solar power plant in the world is located in the Mojave Desert in California, covering 1000 acres.

Fact 27: Solar energy is the preferred mode of creating power where the need is temporary. For e.g.: temporary fairs, mining sites, Olympics.

Fact 28: Solar energy can also be used to power calculators.

Fact 29: Solar panels are virtually maintenance-free since the batteries require no water or other regular service and will last for years. Once, solar panels are installed, there are no recurring costs.

Fact 30: Solar power can significantly reduce electricity bills. Moreover, there are many tax incentives and rebate programs designed to spur the use of solar, and save homeowners money at the same time.

Fact 31: Solar power is noise pollution-free. It has no moving parts and does not require any additional fuel, other than sunlight, to produce power.

Fact 32: A home solar panel system consists of several solar panels, an inverter, a battery, a charge regulator, wiring, and support materials. Sunlight is absorbed by the solar panels and is converted to electricity by the installed system. The battery stores electricity that can be used at a later time, like cloudy days or during the evening.

Fact 33: By relying on battery backup, solar energy can even provide electricity 24×7, even on cloudy days and at night.

Fact 34: Solar Energy is measured in kilowatt-hour. 1 kilowatt = 1000 watts.

Fact 35: Though solar energy is used on a wide scale, it only provides a small fraction of the world’s energy supply.

Fact 36: Solar energy is used in many applications including Electricity, Evaporation, Biomass, Heating water and buildings and even for transport.

Fact 37: Large investment is one of the primary reason why solar energy is not still not used by many people all over the world.

Fact 38: Solar energy has been used for over 2700 years. In 700 BC, glass lenses were used to make fire by magnifying the sun’s rays.

Fact 39: The sun is also the main source of non-renewable fossil fuels (coal, gas, and petroleum) which began life as plants and animals millions of years ago.

Fact 40: Clouds and pollution prevent the sun’s rays from reaching the earth.

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What appliances use the most energy?


When you pay your electricity bills, what are you really paying for?

Nearly a third of all residential electricity consumption powers Domestic applainces and cooling appliances (Air conditioning & Fans). In 2018, water heating accounted for 12 percent of all residential electricity consumption. Meanwhile, lighting and refrigeration both accounted for an additional 6 percent each of total residential electricity consumption.

Appliances that use the most energy in your home

APPLIANCEPERCENT OF TOTAL ELECTRICITY USE
Air conditioning15%
Space heaters14%
Water heaters12%
Lights6%
Refrigerator6%
Television and consoles4%
Computer2%

Not all appliances are made equal. Although every appliance in your home consumes energy, utilizing each one will have a different impact on your monthly electricity bill. Understanding which of your appliances use the most energy, as well as when they’re pulling power from the grid, can help you save substantially on your monthly utility bills.

Equally interesting as which appliances consume the most energy is which appliances consume the least amount of residential electricity. In 2018, computers and similar electronic devices only consumed 2 percent of all electricity used by residential houses. What’s more, aside from the power required to heat water, dishwashers and clothes washers actually consume a very small amount of electricity.

Where energy consumption truly adds up is with all of the minor, miscellaneous appliances that consume energy throughout the day. Some appliances, like ceiling fans, may have a very low electric load but stay on for long periods of time. Other appliances, such as hair dryers, have a high electric load, but only remain on for short periods of time. However, in both cases, the appliances are consuming enough electricity to make a real impact on monthly electricity bills.

Phantom loads

Interestingly, your appliances don’t just consume energy when they’re turned on. Many will still pull power even while off, a state known as standby power or referred to as “phantom load.” Although not as resource intensive as when your appliances are turned on, phantom loads can add up very quickly.

For example, even when turned off, your TV continues to consume electricity. This is because there is a small amount of electrical load required to ensure that your TV turns on when you click the power button on your remote. Similarly also phones and laptop chargers continue to consume power when plugged in, even if they’re not actively charging any appliances.

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