Since the solar panel converts the energy of the sunlight into DC power, you may power your DC appliances directly from the battery. AC appliances run on 220 V– 240 V AC (alternating current) power and require an inverter to convert the DC output into an AC power.
There are two types of inverters. These are the pure sine wave and modified sine wave inverters. The modified versions are inexpensive. Most appliances can run on modified sine wave inverters but some devices like laser printers suffer damage when used on these inverters.
Mounts and Attachments
It is crucial to mount the solar power system firmly to the roof to endure weather conditions and corrosion. You may call proficient installers to check your roof conditions and fix the panels and the other components.
Utility Power Meter
For solar power systems connected to a utility grid, the power meter measures the amount of power drawn from the grid, when there is a shortfall in the generation of solar power. A surplus power from the solar unit goes to the grid. The meter can measure this quantity, as well.
It is advisable to put in a separate power meter to supervise the output of the solar power system. You can consider additional features like an AC disconnect to isolate the power from your solar unit from the utility power supply.
Wiring Systems and Meters
The wiring system is an essential component in installation of solar systems. Professionals setting up the system follow construction and electrical codes. The connections may become loose due to the heating and cooling of the roof. It is advisable to seek expert help to take care of these issues.