Georgia Adobe Homes™ are constructed from insulated Rammed Earth, permanent form materials, and recycled materials can be built in any country in the world they make their own electricity, collect potable water, contain their sewage treated onsite, employ greywater recycling, make fuel, incorporate in home food production.

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WHICH PANELS TO BUY ?

The Pros and Cons of Monocrystalline v/s Polycrystalline Solar

These are some of the choices you must make , so read up !


Because of lower silicon purity, polycrystalline solar panels
are not as efficient as monocrystalline solar panels, which give lower space-efficiencies. With the former you generally need to cover a larger surface, to output the same electrical power as you 
would with a solar panel made of monocrystalline silicon.

There are 3 types of technology utilized in the solar panels 
available on the market today, these are 
1) Thin film amorphous,
2) Monocrystalline, 
3) Polycrystalline

Thin film, is a totally different technology which is designed mostly for easy removal and replacement without easy damage - as in camping uses etc.. It's a much less efficient type of panel and therefore, it uses much more space to accomplish its work. 
Thin film has 2 advantages,

1) That it performs better in low light conditions, as when there is partial shading of the system

2) it performs better in extreme heat conditions.


These are not normally desired conditions for residential or commercial power production and the cost is too expensive to accomplish power production in these conditions compared to other choices, so we would not normally, use this type of panel.

Next  choice is either the Monocrystalline or Polycrystalline panel. Both of these 2 types of solar panels have cells that are made from a form of crystalline silicon. Therefore, most quotes for solar panels, will use 1 of these 2 types of  "crystalline" solar cells.

Years ago, the only type of solar panel widely used in residential solar installations in the USA, were 
"monocrystalline" solar panels. In the last several years, polycrystalline solar panels have become the most commonly used solar panels , at least in residential solar installations here in the USA, due to their lower production cost, thus they are sold for less.  As time went on they have become more closely priced to the Mono panels. 
In the industry these 2 are called simply : "Mono or Poly" panels.

In our opinion, the choice between monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels is something that you should consider when you are purchasing solar panels for weight and efficiency considerations. The former (mono) produces greater power, but is heavier, so if you need light weight and can stand the lower power production per sq ft., you may need to go with the latter

(poly) .

It's also very important that you choose a good reseller to service your needs, should any product service be required. Also, as that honesty in any industry is important, choosing "A Grade Panel" of higher manufactured quality for your solar panel, can be important too or at least being told what you are buying, just so you can understand, what getting for the lesser expense with any lower Grade panel. When Georgia Adobe quotes panels, they will be described properly - so you can judge your purchase, as "Apples To Apples" might be compared .
 
Today, more and more, both mono and poly solar cells are producing very similar in their power performance. What really determines your power performance, will come over the lifetime of the solar panel itself, " its lack of defects" in the manufacturing process of the actual cell make the biggest differences and not perhaps in the paint job or a small ding on the metal box, but these minor imperfections can save you money ( but only some b-grade panels qualify and never any with performance problems ) and your sweat equity in minor repairs, will pay you lots back for applying small amounts of touch up paint. Sometimes deals abound when are offered slightly used offered , perhaps just even a few years old panels, that were installed panels and that were changed out due to new models being desired or even when the weather plays havoc such as damage from a hail storm, took some panels out completely, and their insurance company paid for them all. Of course, only the mildly cosmetic damaged panels are resold and they are checked before being sold. They will also have no performance damages and carry the remainder of the Manufacturers warranty left remaining on their life. 


An " A Grade panel" is supposed to be 100% correct , with no cosmetic defects therefore you will pay much more ! A-Grade is "sometimes" equal to "B-grade panel" in cosmetics too and so having sales company like Georgia Adobe that's checking them out and honest with you ( who also knows the national distributors and the better panel manufacturers ) and sometimes even knows who will likely still be in business in a few years, plus will also get you the needed panels replaced timely, if their performance falls below the warranted levels, really counts a lot !


From Georgia Adobe, you will always get the Boss on the Phone: Joe Woodall 706-363-6453 and you will receive honesty from me , plus as good a price as possible. We are not the cheapest reseller , but we work hard for you, to earn your business ! We will also be here after the sale, to answer your questions and help you get, any Info or service assistance, you might need. We can also help you sell your system, if you later desire to upgrade and/or move to another location, and are in need of a different system, as we are here to serve you, our customer !

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NOTICES AND OFFERS, SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT NOTICE

1.) WE MUST ADD .05 PER WATT TO ALL 
SOLAR PANEL PRICES For Packaging Of Orders Less Than 7 Modules, Shipped Together !  SOMETIMES WE CAN COMBINE YOUR ORDER, WITH ANOTHER, TO GET TO THE MINIMUMS NEEDED PHONE US TO LEARN ABOUT THIS POSSIBILITY !

2.) Due to the high PayPal Fees we must receive payment for Solar Panels through WHAT IS CALLED A Bank To Bank Transfer, as we have to pay for them this way . There is a $30. fee charged to all orders to except this payment or you can come to our office and pay in cash to avoid this.  We therefore, do not have a Normal PayPal button, for our shoppers to click upon here on this page to order with.  Financing may be available from PayPal and your able to then Wire Transfer those funds to us directly after your approval from PayPal.  As with all credit matters from them,  please visit paypal to discuss this possibility with them, before you order from us. 

3.) PLEASE CALL AND LETS SEE IF WE CAN HELP YOU GET SOLAR GOING AT YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS  JOE WOODALL   706-363-6453 

4.) All Sales prices, offers, and other info subject to change 
without notice & GEORGIA RESIDENCE WILL PAY 7% SALES TAX ON ALL ORDERS, ALL SALES FINAL, Manufacturer's Warrant Their Own PRODUCTS Our company Warrants our labor only.


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INFO ABOUT SOLAR PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME

Notice: All prices and info subject to change without notice. Call our office the when you are ready to order so we we can quote you a price for that day .  DIY saves you the most and has many personal rewards too ! Georgia Adobe stands ready to assist you with all DIY questions , so you are able to Do It Yourself !

Sometimes prices change daily On all Equipment ; This is Due to Tax Rates, Import Availability And Or Large projects simply eating up all available products  !


Given the right parts and time with this basic diagram above, almost anyone can hook up an off grid solar system. Grid connected often requires permits be pulled and licensed professionals to do the work, thus you must choose how your system will perform, to figure your starting cost.

The solar breaker box and a new disconnect is a separate device from any utility provided or sometimes current supply power termination point, on all on or off grid systems. It is instead a new connection box that the installer, will place at a convenient location, that they can wire into or that wires can be run from, to plug or wire in to the receptacles in the building. 

The Generator is a Conventionally or Alternatively Fuel Driven Device, that can be automatically activated as needed, for example when power is called for, that's greater than what is at the solar entrance or battery box delivery point to your grid connection. 

The Inverter is a device that changes the solar, wind and battery power from Direct Current { D/C }, into usable house current called Alternating Current {A/C} and the Inverter may also contain a battery charger circuit, just to charge your batteries. Some systems due to solar conditions or other problems must have a small inverter at the solar panel, where other systems need only 1 or 2 Inverters at a entrance box termination point. 

There the Batteries required in a system, ( which are normally only for the Off Grid Type of system ) are called ( Deep Cycle Batteries ).  At no time should a automobile battery be used, as it will not live long under this type of use and you will be without batteries. AGM Called Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries Require very little maintenance when compared to Lead Acid Type Deep Cycle Batteries, but lead acid batteries last longer when maintained properly and are also designed to be discharged by a total of  30 % at a maximum charge , during each charge cycle. This means you will have to size the power input ( your Solar, Wind, or Fuel Driven Generator ) and the power storage device's ( Battery's, or Super Capacitors etc. ) to operate within this 1/3 or 30% range.  

The best battery is a Nickel Iron Ni/Fe  battery as they can be drawn down by 50% or more without harm to the battery on a regular basis. Do this to the other battery types and you will be replacing them. They are a heavier battery, normally used for on shore and on a solid floor system, and come in a 1.2 volt size each, thus a 12 volt system requires, 10 batteries of this size. Amperage can range from 100 , 200 and 300 up to 1200 amp hour size in 1.2 volts but most use to 100 - 300 as the most useful. The best operational systems are 48 volt systems, and they run cooler thus the equipment last longer, but more batteries are needed, to hold this amount of voltage at the ready ( 40 1.2 volt units in a 48 volt system ). As that Ni/Fe batteries can be discharged further down, without harming the battery than Any other battery types, many users have been found with Nife battery systems, that lasted 50 years+, all by way of proper maintenance. They also cost more than other common batteries, but the longevity, makes up for this greater cost - Your Grandkids Will Thank You Again And Again !  

The Charge Controller is a device that regulates the power from a given source ( Solar Etc.), so you won't over charge your batteries. 

A Power Diverting device is also recommended, to be connected to the controller, so that any power overage that comes from a power supply including solar or wind turbine so excess power can be used profitably and so your system won't be damaged, from excess power. That power which is more than the batteries require, can be used profitably in for example,  by a water heater element keeping your domestic water tank warm. A fail safe device, such as a light string can also use up any further over powering, of the battery bank, and is also often used, to safe guard the batteries from any possible over charging, as a back up diverting device, thus protecting the batteries further. 

The Solar Array ( P/V panel or Photo Voltaic panels ) are sized to supply the homes power and the battery bank's needs, as that the batteries must be energized with new power each day or sometime after a discharge, to keep them at the ready.  If 50% is drawn down, the energy supply formula your working with, will have to match this. 


If the use of power daily is 20 KW ( that's 20,000 watts of power drawn ) you would need at the least a 40 KW battery bank or a generator to make up any difference called for not at hand. Often large solar arrays are far too expensive plus a battery bank to match it is hard to afford, when compared to conventional utility power prices. So what is to be done ? 

Change the way you use power & Change the building into a energy efficient structure ( A Georgia Adobe Home is built to need far less power than a conventional home !  )  thus requiring less energy. Some of the conventional items using Electric Power, can be changed over to other fuel driven devices, to lower your over all power use, to an amount you can afford to power, from solar , wind &/or a generator over to gas appliances, if the building is built or remodeled correctly. Often many people find that a generator fueled by alternative fuel ( as that when generator fuel is home made)  the cost are vastly less expensive, than a large solar or wind system . This is a feature we can help with.

This why we start by building a building, that requires less energy, then we calculate based upon what is needed under this situation and thus an energy system can be afforded more easily, which provides power delivery at the levels required, with some Solar, perhaps Some Wind And Some Alternative Fueled Power Generation too, and so on all powering a building daily. 

If you desire to remodel , your existing structure start by having Georgia Adobe conduct an energy audit to see what you need totally. You can assist us by collecting your last 12 power bills and we can calculate the daily average power you have used and then begin to look for ways to lessen your power needs through structure changes then we will look at power systems to match what is left to be needed. New appliances may also be required, in addition to insulation, windows, doors, caulking, and even some energy equipment , so that your building can operate within your power supply ability.

In a New Home, all this is planed from the beginning and a consultation is normally the first step. The first phone call is free and for the other cost we take cash or you may use a charge card through PayPal . Interested parties in Georgia Adobe’s™ services, should
contact us at 706-363-6453 to receive further info. 

OFF GRID P.V. SOLAR WORKS LIKE THIS

Solar Panels

We Offer  :

Solar Photovoltaic,

Solar Air Heaters,

Solar Water Heaters

Solar Services ( Design Systems, Install Systems, Repair/Replace  Systems )

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