It is important to understand the products or components that make the solar system work properly. Any potential solar power system owner should take the time to understand the overview of the photovoltaic array and how these components work to achieve energy demand for power generation.
It is important to remember that the size and structure of each system is unique, so the application of photovoltaic arrays will be different from the other.
Solar Energy System
A solar energy system is a renewable energy power generation system that collects photovoltaic energy from the sun and converts it into usable electricity. These systems are usually used as rooftop photovoltaic arrays, of varying sizes, capable of powering different types of properties-such as residential, commercial, and utility-scale areas.
Photovoltaic systems can be used for many applications: standard arrays such as rooftop or ground installations are used to generate energy for homes or buildings, while other non-traditional systems can be used for other objects or functions (such as space satellites, handheld calculators, or vehicles).
A standard residential or commercial solar power generation system consists of a set of core components-(solar panels, inverters, DC/AC disconnectors, meters, wiring, racks and installation), which are usually grid-connected. Some systems need to add additional components to the core group to function-(charge controller, battery, system additional balance items, etc.), these are usually off-grid.
Solar panels, photovoltaic (PV) modules or just solar panels are photovoltaic modules installed in a frame for installation. Solar panels use sunlight as an energy source to generate direct current. A group of photovoltaic modules is called a photovoltaic panel, and a photovoltaic panel system is called an array. The array of photovoltaic systems provides solar energy for electrical equipment.
Using solar energy to power your home is the fastest growing renewable energy solution in the world. By installing solar panels and battery storage, you can save up to £534 in electricity bills per year3.
Installing solar panels on the roof can make you more independent of the national grid, reduce the impact of your home on the environment, and better control how and when energy is used.