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The What and How of Solar Power

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Solar Power. What?

Solar Power is the process of turning sunlight into energy. Plants, animals and our planet do this daily! Why not humans?

The sun is like a giant power plant in the sky, bathing the earth in energy on a constant basis while we’re in orbit. In Bahrain, we enjoy 8 months on average of sunny days. Our natural solar power plant is running at full capacity for most of the year. Plants convert the sun’s rays into energy through photosynthesis. Likewise, we can convert solar power into electricity through the use of solar panels.

In Bahrain, we enjoy 8 months on average of sunny days.

Solar power. How?

You can think of solar panels like the leaves on a plant. They draw in the sun’s energy, and convert this energy into a form we can use – electricity. The more efficient your panel, the more energy they absorb. At Solar One, we take pride in producing the highest efficiency panels available. We use international expertise and standards to make sure of this.

Converting the sun’s energy to electricity is a simple process. A circuit connected to the panels are able to generate a current out of solar energy for use as electricity. Batteries store the power collected by the panels. The more you store, the more you can use on the (rare) cases that there is no sun. The huge supply of Bahraini sunshine means a huge supply of solar energy. You can use this energy year round.

The huge supply of Bahraini sunshine means a huge supply of solar energy. 

The regulator is the brain of your system. This controls how much your batteries can charge. When the batteries reach their optimum storage limit, the regulator stops power coming in. This prevents the batteries from overloading. Finally, the inverter converts your energy  to voltage that is suitable to use in your home. Solar cells generate energy as a direct current (DC). However, most household appliances run on alternate current (AC). Direct current runs from the solar cells to the inverter. This converts the energy to alternate current for use in most homes.

This simple process benefits everyone, from you – the consumer  – to our planet as a whole. Solar Power generates Renewable Energy from a natural resource. We harness the Sun’s power without hurting the earth. No emissions are created from the electricity production of panels. This reduces your carbon footprint and is non-pollutive. Solar panels are durable. There are no moving parts to keep servicing and they are low maintenance. With proper installation and minimal upkeep needed, they can last up to 25 years!  A natural by product of using renewable energy is that it makes you much more energy aware. Using natural processes to generate energy leads to a greener outlook. This green outlook also translates to a more economical perspective.

The transition is easy. You can buy a smaller system and then build on it as you move away from non-renewable energy to a solar powered home.

The power is in your hands.

Hello We are Solar One – Bahrain’s First Solar PV Panel Manufacturer

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Hello, we are Solar One. We are Bahrain’s first Solar PV Panel production facility. So, who are we? What do we do? Why does it matter? How can we help you?

We are local. We are a Bahraini borne, Bahraini run company. We bring what we have learnt during state of the art, rigorous training from our friends in Italy to our home. We hold our facility and machinery to international standards. With worldwide expertise coming to Bahrain, sustainable reliability is our defined outlook. By applying our knowledge, our Bahraini workforce will run our Solar PV Panel production facility. Bahrainis at home and at work will benefit from it.

From Bahrain, for Bahrain – Manufacturing Bahrain’s very own Solar PV Panels

Our mission is to produce high quality Solar PV Panels in Bahrain using state of the art technology. To provide clean, free energy for everyone. Bahrain is one of the most sun-rich areas on our planet. When it comes to energy, our near constant sunny days are our biggest renewable asset. Our vision is to lead the way in the Renewable Energy industry in Bahrain, and help steer the country towards meeting and exceeding its climate goals. We plan to use our environment to our advantage. We do this by harnessing the natural energy of the streaming desert sunlight. We will use Solar Energy to power local homes and businesses while helping the planet. A clean, renewable and sustainable energy alternative.

Renewable Energy is an industry in its infancy in the region. The Middle East is an area that is traditionally reliant on oil and natural gas for power. But, oil and gas are non-renewable. Once we run out, that’s it. A huge benefit of Solar Energy is that it is renewable – as long as we are orbiting the sun, we can make use of its energy. Another advantage is that Solar Energy is clean. No drilling, fracking or mining has to take place to make use of it. Like plants that use the sun to photosynthesize, we can spread our leaves and use the energy of the sun’s rays. What are our leaves? Solar PV Panels – manufactured in Bahrain – used across the globe.

By using Solar Energy we are drastically reducing Bahrain’s carbon footprint. We estimate that with our Solar PV Panel manufacturing efforts, we are eliminating 20,000 tonnes of carbon per year, the same as taking 4,400 cars off the road.

Our facility’s manufacturing capacity is 60,000 panels per year. This is equal to producing 15 MegaWatts of power. Our prices are comparable to those available in China or India, without the import cost. This is because the Solar PV Panels are manufactured and assembled in Bahrain.

We are able to make panels of different sizes to suit different energy needs. Panel sizes range from 1 Watt to 350 Watt. 250 Watt is the standard size for the industry. Being able to tailor make panels makes Solar One adaptable to your unique energy needs. Solar One is positioned to anticipate and facilitate a shift towards Renewable Energy. Solar Power will prove to be the Bahraini household or business’ economical choice.

After the utilities subsidy in Bahrain lifts, the proposed rate of energy will be 28 fils per kWh. At this rate, if you install just 8 solar panels onto a building, you stand to save around 8 BD per month. This totals approximately to 100BD per year!

We are Solar One. We are Bahrain’s first Solar PV Panel manufacturing facility. We help you take Solar Energy and turn it into clean, renewable power for your homes and businesses.

We are Solar One and we are putting power back in the hands of the people.