Solar Panel Systems
How does a solar panel system that is connected to the network actually function?
For the diagram:
- Photovoltaic Solar Panels- Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic cells, which collect sunlight and convert the energy into direct current (DC).
- Converter (Inverter) -Takes the direct current (DC) generated by the solar panels and converts it to alternating current (AC), the type of electricity commonly used in our homes.
- Electrical Panel – The alternating current (AC) leaving the converters reaches an electrical panel which is ready for use.
- Bidirectional Power Meter – This meter measures the energy supplied to the user by the electric company and the energy produced by your PV system that was delivered to the electric company, and the residual energy is deducted from your next bill.
- Power Company – In Mexico’s case, the electrical network is managed by CFE. Your PV system will remain connected to the CFE network to allow operation of the system when additional power is required that cannot be supplied by your PV system (during the night, for example). This ensures a steady and reliable supply of electricity.
- Monitoring System – Your PV system provides the ability to monitor daily output production, verifies that your system works properly, and keeps track of CO2 not emitted to the environment.
Who Is Solar Pro?
Solar Pro is a Mexican company committed to preserving the environment. We offer services and solutions to our clients related to solar energy that allow them to reduce their impact on the environment, therefore benefitting not only themselves, but the country and the environment of the planet.
Solar Pro is experienced at the design and installation of photovoltaic systems, as they have been involved since 1999 in research and studies of renewable energy in Mexico. In 2009, Solar Pro installed their first photovoltaic system that was connected to CFE’s energy grid in southeastern Mexico, making them pioneers in this type of system.
Solar Pro is the direct representative of the major manufacturers of world-class solar panels, as well as the manufacturers of equipment and related solar energy accessories. We guarantee to our clients that the products we sell are of the best quality available.
Levels of Electricity Consumption and Costs in Merida
There are three types of residential tariffs from CFE in Merida: DAC, 1C and 1B.
DAC – Homes with this CFE designation are considered high-level consumers of electricity. This designation is given when the home registers a higher monthly level of consumption than is normal for the neighborhood.
1C – Domestic service for areas with an average minimum temperature in the summer of 30 degrees Centigrade.
1B – Domestic service for areas with an average minimum temperature in the summer of 28 degrees Centigrade.
|Communities where this designation applies||The average monthly use registered by the user determined by a moving average from the previous 12 months||Residences located inside the Periferico in Merida||Residences located outside the Periferico in the Yucatan|
|Limit of kilowatts per hour (KWH) before achieving DAC designation||850 KWH||400 KWH|
|Partially subsidized by the government||No subsidies||Subsidies applied||Subsidies applied|
|Average cost per KWH in MXN||$3.36||$1.427||$1.427|
If you are currently have a designation of 1C or 1B, and your annual average consumption exceeds the limited indicated by CFE (850kwh per month in the 1C category, and 400kwh per month in the 1B category), you will be put in the DAC category. Solarpro can provide you with an analysis of your consumption and an estimate of savings that can be provided by the installation of a photovoltaic system suitable for your consumption levels.
You’ve heard about solar panel installations in the United States and you’ve read about the benefits they can bring. Now, finally, this technology is available in the Yucatan!
For more information about how you can save money, consume less electricity and avoid DAC tariffs, contact Solar Pro today!
Contact Solar Pro
Calle 18 #111 X 21-A Y 52, Colonia Itzimná, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
(Spanish-language website: www.solarpro.com.mx)