What’s in PV System?

 

People talk about a solar system all the time, but what exactly does that mean?  Well, there are common elements that make up a solar system though the exact components can vary widely.

Solar array – One or more solar panels assembled and linked together.
Solar mounting or racking system – The solar array can be mounted on a roof, on the side of a building, on a pole, or on the ground.
Batteries – Optional devices used to store DC energy for off hours usage, utility power outages, or off-grid applications
Charge Controller – Optional device that controls and optimizes charging of the batteries
Inverter – A device that converts the direct current (DC) generated by the solar array into alternating current (AC) that our appliances use