Capturing the Power of the Sun: Exploring the Key Components of a Solar Panel System Solar panel systems have become increasingly popular as renewable energy solutions for both residential and commercial purposes. By harnessing the power of sunlight, these systems offer a clean and sustainable alternative to traditional electricity sources. In this article, we will explore the main components that make up a solar panel system and their roles in generating clean, renewable energy. The following are the primary components of a solar panel system: Solar Panels Solar panels serve as the foundation of every PV system. They are composed of linked solar cells, typically made of silicon, which act as semiconductors. When sunlight strikes these cells, electrons are excited, generating a direct current (DC) electrical charge. The solar cells are positioned between a transparent front cover, usually made of glass, and a protective back sheet. The panels are enclosed to shield them from environmental elements such as moisture, temperature fluctuations, and physical damage. BT Commercial offers a wide range of high-quality solar panels to meet your renewable energy needs. To explore our range of solar panels and find out more about our services, please visit our website at https://btmalta.com/product-category/products/alternative-energy/. Inverters While homes and businesses utilize alternating current (AC) electricity, solar panels produce DC electricity. Inverters play a crucial role in converting the DC electricity generated by solar panels into AC electricity that can be directly used within the building or connected to the power lines for grid integration. This allows electricity to be exported or used for homeowner consumption, maximizing the benefits of the PV system. In addition, inverters optimize power output, monitor system performance, and ensure electrical safety. BT Commercial proudly offers new generation string Huawei inverters for your solar panel system. Huawei inverters are known for their advanced technology, high efficiency, and reliable performance. With Huawei inverters, you can maximize the power output of your solar panels and ensure optimal energy conversion. Structure Solar panel systems require a sturdy and reliable structure to securely support the panels. Racks, rails, and brackets are commonly used components in the system's structure. These parts are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including wind, snow, and seismic activity. Proper engineering and installation of the structure are essential to position the panels at the optimal angle and orientation for maximum sunlight exposure throughout the year. Tilt is also an important consideration for ensuring year-round electricity generation. Optimizers Optimizers are utilized in certain PV systems to enhance overall system performance. These electronic devices are installed at the module level and are typically attached to the back of each solar panel. Optimizers regulate the voltage and current to maximize energy production from each panel, thereby optimizing the system's overall output. Additionally, optimizers enable panel-level monitoring, providing valuable information on the performance of each module and identifying potential problems or inefficiencies. They are particularly useful in shaded areas where sunlight exposure may be limited. By understanding the key components of a solar panel system, individuals interested in utilizing solar energy can make informed decisions regarding system design, installation, and maintenance. Solar panel systems offer a sustainable and eco-friendly way to generate electricity, reducing reliance on conventional power sources and contributing to a greener future. BT Commercial also offers optimizers to complement your project whenever there is a need. Our team is equipped to assess your specific requirements and provide tailored solutions to enhance the performance of your solar panel system. Contact BT Commercial to get support and book a FREE consultation! Want to know more? Visit our Alternative Energy section!
What are the benefits of solar energy? Homeowners who install solar energy systems can receive numerous benefits: lower electric bills, reduced carbon footprints, and potentially higher home values. However, these benefits typically come with significant installation and maintenance costs. The magnitude of the gains can vary widely from one house to another. Here are ten main reasons why solar energy systems are a great long-term investment: Renewable Energy: Solar energy systems produce clean and renewable energy from the sun. By investing in solar energy systems, you contribute to reducing reliance on fossil fuels, combating climate change, and promoting a more sustainable future. Cost Savings: While the upfront cost of installing solar panels can be significant, they can lead to substantial long-term savings. Solar energy can significantly reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills, depending on the size of your system and the amount of sunlight available. Over time, the savings can offset the initial investment and result in a return on investment. Return on Investment: Solar panels have a relatively long lifespan, typically ranging from 25 to 30 years or more. Additionally, most of their components can be recycled at the end of their life, reducing waste and promoting resource efficiency. In many cases, the savings on electricity bills can pay off the initial investment within a few years, resulting in a positive ROI for the remaining lifespan of the panels. Government Incentives: Many governments around the world offer incentives, tax credits, or grants to encourage the adoption of solar energy. These incentives can significantly reduce the cost of installing solar panels, making them more affordable and attractive as an investment. The Government offers grants of up to €3000 for solar panels, encouraging homeowners to adopt renewable energy. Additionally, the BOV Energy Loan provides affordable financing options for solar panel installations (Visit BOV’s website for more information). Go green, & save money today. Energy Independence: By generating your own electricity, you become less reliant on the grid and the fluctuating costs of utility-provided power. This energy independence provides stability and peace of mind, particularly during power outages or in remote areas where grid connectivity is limited. Clean Energy Production: Solar energy systems do not produce harmful pollution or particulate matter during their operation. This aspect is especially significant when compared to conventional power plants, which emit pollutants like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and fine particulate matter that have adverse effects on human health and the environment. Increasing Property Value: Solar energy systems can increase the value of your property. Studies have shown that homes equipped with solar panels tend to sell at a premium compared to similar homes without solar installations, making it a valuable investment if you plan to sell your property in the future. Low Maintenance: Solar panels have a simple design with no moving parts. They primarily consist of silicon cells, a glass cover, and an aluminium frame. They are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, hail, and extreme temperatures. Durability: They are made with durable materials that can endure outdoor exposure for several decades. Solar panels are typically installed at an angle, allowing rainwater to naturally wash away dirt and debris that may accumulate on the surface. Additionally, the smooth glass cover of solar panels often requires minimal cleaning. Occasional Inspection: Regular visual inspection of solar panels is usually sufficient to ensure their proper functioning. Checking for any physical damage, such as cracks or loose connections, and confirming that the panels are free of obstructions can help maintain their performance. Contact BT Commercial to get support and book a FREE consultation! Want to know more? Visit our Alternative Energy section!
Malta’s leader in the air-conditioning sector extends its commitment to support the Hockey Champions of the National League organised by the Hockey Association Malta for the Season 2021-2022. MALTA, Mriehel – BT Commercial signed a partnership agreement with Sliema Hotsticks Hockey Club, as an Official Sponsor of the Team. To commemorate this partnership, BT Commercial Managing Directors Oliver and Graziella Brownrigg along with Sliema Hotsticks Hockey Club President Pierre George and Hockey Association Malta President Gordon Mifsud attended the signing ceremony held at the BT Commercial offices at The Watercourse in Mriehel. Part of the management and players were also present at the event. With the signing of this agreement, as part of the partnership, from now on all Club teams, both seniors and juniors will be known and referred to as GREE Sliema Hotsticks Hockey Club. BT Commercial’s Managing director Oliver Brownrigg said: “Our support towards Sliema Hotsticks Club stems from our country’s collective passion for hockey and sports. We want to stay true to our mission of bringing people together through the power of sport. We are so proud of the team. As BT Commercial Ltd, we are glad to be part of your success. We want to continue supporting you with every step of your journey.” Once thanking BT Commercial for their support, Pierre George, President of the Sliema Hotsticks Club also spoke about the importance of having the help of sponsors, “it goes without saying that sponsors, just like water, are immensely important. Every bit of contribution helps and without their help we would struggle”. Gree Siema Hotsticks Hockey Club Read More...
We are proud to announce that BT Commercial was awarded in two categories for The Malta Waste Management, Recycling & Green Sustainable Award 2022. We sincerely appreciate and are honoured with these valuable awards! BT Commercial has taken an important step forward by successfully competing in the Green Sustainability Awards. On the 6th of May, Dynamic Events organised a Conference on Sustainable For Green Future for Collective Organisation, Hospitality and Business. Dr Miriam Dalli, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise and many other speakers were part of the conference. At the end of the conference, an award ceremony was held by the Malta Waste Management, Recycling & Green Sustainability Awards where Maltese companies, having the environment as their core value in their business, were awarded in different categories. The winners were selected by a jury of experts; Gabriella Borda ESG Advisor/Carbon Analyst, Claire Ciancio Founder and CEO of Greenroads Limited, Doris Sammut Bonnici MEA representative at EESC, Prof. Paul Pace Centre for Environmental Education & Research, University of Malta, Tonio Montebello Consultant at TMConsult - Waste Management & Business Advisor. BT Commercial was awarded two awards for “Best Initiatives in E-Waste Recycling” and “Eco Excellence Award” categories thanks to their e-waste management system, sustainable building and sustainable product strategy. View more photos (Photo credits - Dynamic events) Our Sustainable Promises E-waste management: With the help of WEEE Malta we recycle old air conditioning units, water heaters, appliances and other products. Packaging Recycling: All our product packaging is either recycled or reused. Sustainable Building: Ventilated Roof; 2nd class water plan; Skylights and shafts for natural light; air conditioning & ventilation systems incorporate a system of energy recovery; external apertures and glass offer thermal breaks; Solar glass - highly reflective to aid in the conservation of energy; parking equipped with electric car charging points; Green Roof Project under design and proposed Sustainable Products: Our goal is to reach a 10-year expectancy for our products by 2024. We strongly believe in sustainability, and strongly believe that units sold by us should maximize the product lifecycle as much as possible. We have a plan for product sustainability which means that will work and make sure we are practically possible, and that our products have a lifespan of ten years. That gives added value to our customers and also reduces unnecessary waste streams being used. For this, we have built a business intelligence system for parts re-ordering and trained our staff to use it in an efficient way. About BT Commercial BT Commercial Limited is a dynamic and diversified company and prides itself in providing products of renowned brands in the field of heating, ventilation and environmentally friendly energy solutions. BT Commercial Limited is committed to quality, integrity and professionalism as it firmly believes that this is beneficial to customers, suppliers, partners and the success of the company. The group workforce includes more than 70 direct employees and more than 200 subcontractors. Our key strategic imperative is the continuous improvement of our customer experience. We are now also supporting an international clientele. Learn more about us
BT Commercial is excited to announce that all residential wall-mounted and floor-standing air conditioners now benefit from a 7-YEAR WARRANTY. As a leader in the air conditioning industry in Malta, BT Commercial redefines the customer-centric approach. BT Commercial is offering a 7 - YEAR worry-free WARRANTY when purchasing any residential air conditioning system. This industry-leading 7-year warranty brings in greater levels of quality assurance and value across the board for BT Commercial customers. BT Commercial strongly believes in the quality of its products and stands behind all of them with a promise that the products will always perform to the customers’ satisfaction. Our warranties offer long-term protection of products thus the customer will have peace of mind when it comes to the coverage of parts and service. The scope of the new 7-YEARS warranty includes No personal contribution by the customer to any repair costs. Long Term obligation by the company to cover product failure within the warranty period Parts sustainability and availability within the warranty period and post-warranty period. Best Support during Warranty period and after expiry.
Our key strategic imperative is the continuous improvement of our customer experience. BT Commercial has once again become an ISO-certified company by regularly offering products and services and improving customer satisfaction via the efficient use of systems that fulfil client demands. The ISO 9001:2015 certification has been awarded to us for the importation, sales, installation and maintenance of HVAC and alternative energy products. BT Commercial's ISO accreditation is not a one-time process. The standard includes a yearly audit, which helps us maintain our commitment to quality, integrity, and professionalism since we firmly believe that this is beneficial to customers, suppliers, partners, and the company's success. Obtaining an ISO 9001 accreditation is a tough and demanding process. As a consequence, BT Commercial is even more proud to be recognized for adhering to the highest industry standards, a seal of approval that informs our clients that they can expect nothing less than constant excellence from our products and from our company. ISO (International Organization for Standardization ) is an independent, non-governmental group that sets international standards for quality. The ISO 9001 standard certifies businesses' quality management systems. This is accomplished through the use of third-party businesses that audit companies to ensure that they are adhering to ISO standards. ISO certification is a globally recognized symbol of quality for organizations that pass their rigorous inspection. Certification obtained thanks to MCCAA.
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BT Commercial Ltd. has launched its new BT EXTRA CARE PACK to enhance its customer offering. BT’s strategic imperative will remain customer centricity focus and will endeavour to continue to excel in this regard, not only meeting but exceeding customer expectations. BT Commercial Ltd. is the acknowledged leader in the air conditioning sector, a result of the top product range and unrivalled after-sales commitment. BT EXTRA CARE PACK covers all BT Commercial Ltd. products including: Residential Air Conditioners: 5 Years of warranty on all components 5 + 2 EXTRA YEARS of warranty on compressor only. All residential air conditioner warranties issued by BT Commercial LTD. are covered by the relevant Maltese legislation. Warranty is subject to installation guidelines. Commercial Air Conditioners: 3 + 2 EXTRA YEARS of warranty on all components 5 + 2 EXTRA YEARS of warranty on compressor only. All commercial product warranties issued by BT Commercial Ltd. are covered by the relevant Maltese legislation. Warranties are subject to installation guidelines and mandatory periodical maintenance agreements. Portable Air Conditioners: 2 + 1 EXTRA YEAR of warranty on all components. Marine Air Conditioners: 2 YEARS of warranty Warranty is subject to installation guidelines and vessel being berthed in the territory of Malta. Appliances: 2 + 1 EXTRA Year of warranty on all components Warranty is subject to installation guidelines. Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems: 3 years of warranty Warranty is subject to installation guidelines and mandatory periodical maintenance. Heat Pump Water Heaters: 5 years of warranty 5 + 2 EXTRA Years of warranty on the compressor only. Warranty is subject to installation guidelines and a mandatory periodical maintenance agreement. Chillers& Fan Coils & Air Curtains: 2 years warranty Warranty is subject to installation guidelines.
We at BT Commercial continuously invest in our staff by providing training courses. By doing so we can provide a better service to our customers. Leadership Development Programme was held for BT Commercial Ltd team members by Mr Paul Gauci. Thank you to Mr Gauci for sharing his knowledge with our team, it was a pleasure to have him at our premises.
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