A simple illustration of a solar installation



Grid-Tie: (Simple and Easy) – My preference

  1. Solar Panels generates electricity, electricity then goes to
  2. Grid-Tie DC to AC Inverter , then goes to
  3. Your House(powering your household appliances). If there are any excess electricity, it will be fed into the power Grid.
  4. Your power company will pay you for the excess electricity that you produced!(Net metering) Normally requires approval from the authorities or the power company.

  
Off-Grid:

  1. Solar Panels generates electricity, electricity then goes to
  2. Solar charge controller, to prevent overcharging of batteries
  3. Deep Cycle Battery where the electricity will be stored until it is going to be used.
  4. Off-grid DC to AC Inverter (Pure Sine or Modified Sine)
  5. Household appliances that are plugged into the inverter.

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