Solar Power

Solar power panel system is pretty basic. From the point to where the energy is captured to the point where it’s released, these are the points you need to know.

A Solar Panel System Starts with Panels

For those who are just discovering solar power panels for the first time, the panels are the cells that capture energy from the sun. They are typically placed on the roof of a house, but it depends on the situation. The most common question when it comes to panels is how much you’ll need to power an average house. Unfortunately there’s no straightforward answer. It’s going to require some calculations on your part, because it’s not only the size of the home in question.

Mountings

There are different types of mountings, such as dual and axis tracking mounts. These follow the sun as it moves during the day, getting you all the power a day can give. If the panels don’t get a cold breeze every now and then they run hot, which means less energy.

The Inverter

This is the part of the solar power system that changes the voltage from DC to AC. In other words, from a weak stream to a strong stream equal to your conventional power grid. Given the heavy duty task the inverter must perform, it’s best to choose quality from the start.

The Batteries

If you want to send power back into the grid then you won’t really need batteries, because they are used for storing energy. They charge during the day and depending on how many you use, it will serve you at night. In case you are wondering how many batteries you’ll need, we have an article that shows you how to make the calculations.

Safety Switches, Wires and Power Meter

Last but not least, the solar power panel system needs to be connected to the house, safety switches are put in place along with the necessary fuse boxes. The only real interesting thing about these sections is the power meter.

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