What are the main components of Solar Energy Systems?
As we all know, a Solar Energy System consists of much more than just the panels. The overall system consists of several parts, each of which comes in a variety of brand options. These brands frequently make or break a system’s capacity to function as planned and can provide some extremely special and advantageous features. Therefore, it makes sense that many people find the solar installation process to be very intimidating. But have no fear—we’re here to assist! This article was written to assist those who are just starting out in the field in better understanding the investment they are looking to make in their homes, as well as to aid those who already have systems in better understanding all the components and how they function together to power your home.
The panels, inverter(s), racking, and solar battery storage unit(s) are the four main parts of a solar energy system.
Your system’s Solar Panels are the most noticeable component, thus you are probably the most familiar with it. In a sense, they serve as solar’s “face.” You can probably determine who uses solar energy to power their home by searching for solar panels on their roofs if you go outside and walk up and down your neighborhood right now. The way solar panels function is that sunshine, or solar irradiation, stimulates electrons to pass through solar cells that are built into the solar panels, which causes the solar panels to produce direct current (DC) energy.
Every solar energy system must have Inverters. They serve the function of converting the DC electricity generated by the solar panels into 240V AC electricity, which powers every appliance in your house. The inverter is a robust piece of machinery that operates continuously for the duration of your system, making it the component most prone to develop problems. This indicates that they typically only have a 10-year warranty. We will always advise you to get a readily maintainable, high-quality inverter because of this.
The Racking/mounting is the third key part of a solar energy system. Your panels are securely connected to your roof in this manner. You won’t have to lose sleep over your decision regarding mounting or racking. Any reputable solar installer will utilize high-quality racking from Australian-made Radiant or Sunblock brands. The most crucial factors are that the solar energy system installers have CEC approval and that the business you choose has a track record of performing high-quality installations. Many businesses prioritize quantity above quality, so they hurry through several installations each day in an effort to complete as many as possible, endangering your house in the process. It is generally known that volume-based, inexpensive, and non accredited installers take shortcuts, create holes in roofs, leave loose live wires, and commit other serious safety breaches. While the initial cost might appear higher, businesses like ours will take the extra time to make sure the right steps are taken, your solar energy system’s performance and safety, as well as the protection of your family, are guaranteed.
Energy produced during the day is stored in Batteries so that it can be used at night when the system is not producing power. For people who utilize their energy largely in the evenings, battery technology is gradually becoming a more practical option. For significant clients that run boarding schools and athletic facilities that require power at night, we have implemented battery systems.
In addition to the Panels, there are other significant parts that make up a powerful and efficient Solar energy system. There are multiple companies that offer such parts who prefer quantity over quality. The information given above will enable beginners to choose better solar energy systems for their households or commercial buildings.