Solar intertie photovoltaic (PV) systems are not particularly complex, that is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect.
First there are panels, which collect the sunlight and turn it into electricity. The DC signals are fed into an inverter, which converts the DC into grid-compatible AC power (which is what you use in your home). Various switch boxes are included for safety reasons, and the whole thing is connected via wires and conduit.
A photovoltaic solar power system (or 'PV System') includes solar panels as the main component, and includes all of the Balance Of System (BOS) components needed to make your own energy. The majority of solar power systems include an inverter, which takes the energy that the photovoltaic system produces in direct current (DC) form and converts it to alternating current (AC), so you can run appliances in your home.
Our solar power kits are complete systems, and include the racking and any equipment or Balance Of System components needed to generate power. Whether you're considering staying connected to the grid to save money, or living off grid for freedom and independence, we have the solar system for you!
TYPES OF SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS
A Solar power system has an electricity generating device commonly known as solar panels, which are mainly on top of a house of building or open ground and place where there is plenty of sunshine.
There are three main types of solar power systems: On-grid solar system, Off-Grid Solar System and Hybrid Solar System. Each type has strengths that determine how they are suitable for your needs.
● On-Grid Solar Systems - Best for those who already have electric utility service, but wish to significantly reduce their electric bill.
● On-Grid Solar Systems with Battery Backup - This is for those who already have electric utility service, but want the security of uninterrupted power in outage-prone locations.
● Off-Grid Cabin Solar Systems - Perfect for the scaled-down power needs of small homes and remote cabins, going off the grid.
● Off-Grid Solar Systems - Don't want an electric bill? An off-grid system is designed for the power needs of mid-to-large size homes, going off the grid.
We offer a variety of solutions—not a one-size fits all approach—because no two homes, individuals or families are alike, which type of solar power kit is right for you and your specific situation. Get introduced to the various types of solar power systems so you can identify the best solution for you, and start generating energy with the sun today!
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Solar Power Systems & Kits
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Also called a solar electric system or photovoltaic PV system, solar power systems use solar panels to collect photons of light from the sun and use them to create an electrical current. To learn more about solar PV systems, please our page How Do Solar Power Systems Work.
A photovoltaic PV solar power system is a collection of components which, when used together, produce electricity from sunlight that can be used for a variety of purposes. There are several different types of solar photovoltaic systems including the following:
Grid-tie (no battery)Grid-tied solar power system diagram
Grid-tie (with battery storage)
Off-grid (no battery)
Off-grid (with battery, DC-only)
Off-grid (with battery AC + DC)
All of the system types listed above begin and end with the photovoltaic array, consisting of one or more solar panels, which converts electromagnetic radiation in the form of sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. This is true for any residential, commercial, or industrial solar power system. And, depending on whether or not a system includes batteries, a solar PV system will also include a charge controller, which regulates the charge to the batteries, and an inverter, which converts DC electricity to AC electricity. A PV system also includes cables and wiring that connect all the system components together into a complete system.
Our wide selection of solar electric systems come in various wattage configurations, or sizes. We have residential solar power kits that are capable of powering a home. We also supply solar lighting kits for lighting up a dark sign. Providing power to scientific or oil and gas patch sensing and telemetry in remote locations is easy using our pole-mount solar kits. The list of examples of applications that can be powered by a solar power system is long and includes numerous military and federal, state, county, and municipal government applications, transportation including street lights, traffic control, rail, and even satellites and space stations. There is even a start-up company attempting to perfect their solar roadway invention.
Our solar photovoltaic systems and kits include high-quality components that are tested and certified to the highest quality standard and are designed for optimal durability and performance for up to 25 years - and beyond.