- What an off-grid solar power system consist of ?
An off-Grid solar system generally has four important components, a solar panel, charge controller,solar inverter, solar battery, and solar generators.
- What are the applications for off-grid solar power?
Scalability and modularity, which refer to the degree to which a component of a solar energy system can be disconnected and recombined for diversity and flexibility in use, are two of the key advantages of solar energy as a renewable energy source. It is effective at all levels, from small devices like solar chargers to large systems that can power a factory and beyond.
- Here are some examples of off-grid solar applications that are common:
Charging a portable tablet or phone charger
Running appliances in a mobile home
Producing electricity for small cottages
Providing electricity to small energy-efficient homes
The following are situations where off-grid solar systems are not really practical: Places where there is easy access to grid power.
The term "home" refers to a circumstance in which someone is trying to power a home in a suburb, city, or small town.
Depending on the economics of solar power in your location, you can save significantly more money by installing a grid-tied or hybrid solar panel system instead of an island system, or even by using only grid power.
- What kind of equipment is needed for an off-grid solar system?
Below is an inventory of all the equipment needed for a fully functional off-grid solar system:
Solar panel installation
Solar charge controller
Mounting and racking systems
- How to calculate the size of the off-grid solar system
When it comes to building an off-grid solar system, determining how much of the system you need is critical and needs to be addressed as early as possible.
This will impact the type of equipment needed, the labor required for installation, and of course the overall cost of the job.
The size of a solar system is determined by the amount of energy the system needs to produce.
There are two different methods to determine the number needed, and both are based on the following:
The current usage
Evaluation of the load
-Selecting the appropriate solar system based on usage
If you want to maintain your current lifestyle and transition from grid-tied to off-grid solar energy, this is the right choice for you. You can easily determine your electricity consumption in kilowatt hours by looking at your monthly electricity bill.
With this information, you can size the off-grid system of this size, although you may want to go a little larger - say 10% larger - to account for solar inefficiency.
-We need to educate ourselves about what the Federal Solar Tax Credit is and how the tax credit works. As long as you are a US homeowner and the installed solar system is for a residential home in the United States, you can claim the Federal Solar System Tax Credit. The tax credit rolls forward year over year if the tax you owe is less than the credit you receive. For example, if you have a $23,000 solar system installed, the 26% tax credit will save you $5,980 on your federal tax return in the same year the system is activated.