Solar Market Outlook in Barbados
Barbados is emerging as a leader in the renewable energy industry in the Caribbean region. Due to the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters, this has driven the government and economic leaders to strive for a more diverse economy. Shifting to renewable energy sources is a viable solution to this, which is why the government is investing more in renewable energy and in promoting sustainability.
Despite Barbados being a small island, it has taken significant steps toward transitioning into renewable energy. It targets to achieve 100% renewable energy consumption by 2030. This is an ambitious target but the government has obtained loans to build solar PVs for both industrial and residential installations.
The country is also geographically advantaged to allow it to exploit natural sources for renewable energy, particularly solar and wind. With more than 8 hours of sunshine per day, it’s no reason why Barbados cannot generate adequate solar power.
Another motivation for the government to switch to renewable energy sources is the high costs of producing electricity with crude oil. By reducing spending on fossil fuel, the government aims for an improved overall economy.
Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Barbados
Barbados is a small country so there are a limited number of suppliers and distributors within the island. Thankfully, there are global suppliers that export solar power equipment for those unable to build their own.
Top 8 Major Seaports & Logistics in Barbados
Barbados is an island nation. This means that it is easily accessible by water and most of its logistics activity is done through its major seaports such as the Port of Bridgetown.
What is a Mobile Inverter?
Mobile inverters are like regular inverters. They convert direct current into AC for domestic use. All the household appliances work on AC but the power generated from the Solar Panels is DC. To convert this power to AC Solar inverters or Mobile inverters are used.
The primary application is to convert current but Mobile Inverters have a secondary application. This is the mobility of the inverters to work in remote locations. One inverter can be used with different types of batteries. Inverter can be removed from the battery and installed into different circuits.
Where are Mobile Inverters used?
Mobile Inverters are used in Solar Power production. Installed with the Panels to convert the DC stored power into AC. These inverters can be used for high and low voltages. With Solar Panels installation is done with each panel individually.
Types of Mobile Inverters
Mobile inverters come in two configurations. High frequency Solar inverters and Low frequency Solar Inverters.
- High Frequency Inverters: These inverters are commonly used in the household for low power application.
- Low Frequency Inverters: LF mobile inverters are big in size to accommodate large transformers inside them. These inverters are used with the motors for high surge. Low frequency inverters can be used with high wattage rating appliances like ACs, refrigerators, and power tools.
How does a Mobile Inverter work?
Mobile inverters are attached to the Solar Panels to work on micro level. These inverets are attached to individual Solar Panels.The DC power is converted into AC at individual Panel level. This makes monitoring of the individual panel extremely easy.
What are some major brands of Mobile Inverters?
Enphase is making the most advanced Mobile inverters. Some other names are
- Waaree Energies.
- SMA India.