Solar drones bring a new phase of utilizing solar energy

Facebook solarplane
Facebook solarplane

Solar Impulse 2 is still flying on its mission around the world. This is a typical example for taking advantage of solar energy other than utilizing it to generate power and heat water. Drones are also one of the greatest inventions of mankind, and so far they have been combined with solar power. A new creation comes: solar drone.

Social media giant Facebook hopes to bring the internet infrastructure to the world and has started a solar drone project. It is reported that a prototype of this drone (Aquila) has already been tested somewhere of the UK.

Together with Facebook, the biggest search engine company Google acquired a U.S. unmanned-aircraft solar developer Titan Aerospace in April 2014. This suggests the search engine also hopes to develop business in the solar drone field.

Why are they now turning to solar energy? They haven’t officially released any good reason for this yet, but this is a tendency for solar energy development. The current reality is energy shortage is threatening us, air pollution is protruding mainly because people have burned large amounts of biofuels, and solar energy is free, clean and usable now.

As these projects take into effect, more global citizens will see what solar energy really is and will probably turn to solar. In fact, its effects have been proven by solar power plants, home solar PV systems, solar water heaters and so on.

Apart from all these reasons, solar energy has also been proven successful in power generation. Previously people thought it was too expensive for them to turn to solar power, while today the situation has completely changed, for its power price is even cheaper than that generated by biofuels.

Coming back to solar drones, we find they are seemingly suggesting something to us. Protecting the environment will continue, cheaper power prices are in high demand, and innovative ways for the further development of our world are extremely necessary. Thus, solar drones will become new leading devices that can transform our world, and be able to encourage more people to go solar and reduce air pollution.


PV Inverters: Omniksol-1k/1.5k/2k-TL2

Omnik Solar Inverter


PV inverters are various, while those that are extremely excellent might not be that many. To meet the standards of those who want outstanding PV inverter products, today I introduce one brand that may meet your needs or help you decide which way you need to take. Now, follow me and check why.

The inverters I introduce today are the ones from the Omniksol-1k/1.5k/2k-TL2. What does the Omniksol mean? It means Omnik and solar. Omnik is a PV inverter brand specializing in developing, designing, manufacturing and selling PV products, and its technology originates from Germany. Solar means something that is related to sunlight or sun power. In the PV industry it is often combined with other words such as inverter, panel, energy and others. Once they are combined, they stand for different and unique meanings. K stands for KW, and TL is a terminology for this product and it is “transformless” for short.

Having understood the basic information of these types of items, you are now heading for the specific functions and impressive characteristics of them.

The topmost element a professional PV inverter buyer always requires is the conversion efficiency of the special product. To make you feel satisfied while viewing the brand the first time, I can tell you that these products’ conversion efficiency can reach up to 97.5%. This rate stands out among the most efficient solar inverter (the other name of PV inverter) products in the world today. You may still feel doubtful about this, but you can check information online before you judge what I am telling you here is truth or false. Along with this function, they have the MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) function, and its efficiency can reach up to 99.9%.

Do you feel impressive or not? If you do, you may follow me to learn more features from the paragraphs below.

Inside each of these devices there is a Wi-Fi card, which serves to send the working information of the inverter to the outside. The thing I need to highlight here is this is the technology invented by Omnik in the world. Also, each device is equipped with the PMB (Picture Motion Browser) function, which can store all the important data that the sensor has. And each of these products has RS485, RS232, USB and the standard Ethernet port. By downloading the free controlling software from Omink’s official website, the user can monitor his or her solar energy system’s electricity output and the public grid any time he or she wants. Besides, you can also choose to install the Wi-Fi kit or the GPRS kit.

Apart from these amazing functions described in the two paragraphs above, you will also realize that you still need at least one quality from this product. What is it? It is its protection of the inside components of each inverter.

No doubt, nearly every excellent product has brilliant production of its components, so do these PV items. But they are different largely from others, for they have internalized IP65 protection, which guarantees each inverter can be installed indoors or outdoors. No matter what weather conditions, the device will seldom get affected. Even in a stormy night, you don’t have to worry about how the small device can go through such terrible weather. This PV thing is small, and so it is easy to be installed in your house.

In fact, some picky customers might need to customize their products as they always do on the internet. For this concern, the product team is working for you. To well serve each customer, the team can design and make any kind of solar PV inverter with power ranging from 1,000W to 2000W in the Omniksol-2k-TL series. However, sometimes customers may not be so accurate about which size they really need. Thus, the team can offer you reasonable suggestions so that your purchase will be so suitable for you.

Finally, if you decide to buy one of these inverters, you have its well-designed services. These products are designed of dear customers, and so if any malfunctions occur now or later, your given software will automatically send back these information to the team for repairing. If the solar equipment itself is in mess and cannot work after repairing, the team will bring another to you. And, some customers may ask: “What warranty can the brand provide for you?” No worry! Its warranty can last 5 to 25 years for different types of its products.