Solar Equipment

Electrical Grid

An electrical grid is an integrated system of electricity distribution, usually covering a large area such as a city or county. Homes and businesses may export excess solar power to the electrical grid during the day and then pull power back again at night as needed.

Electrical Panel

An electrical panelAn electrical panel (also known as a breaker panel) is a distribution board component of an electricity supply system. The… More (also known as a breaker panel) is a distribution board component of an electricity supply system. The electrical panelAn electrical panel (also known as a breaker panel) is a distribution board component of an electricity supply system. The… More divides an electrical power feed into subsidiary circuits, while providing a protective fuse or circuit breaker for each circuit in a common enclosure.

Monitoring

MonitoringMonitoring is a system by which solar production data is passed from the solar array to a cloud-based app. Customers… More is a system by which solar production data is passed from the solar arrayA solar array is an interconnected system of photovoltaic modules (solar panels) that function as a single electricity-producing unit. These… More to a cloud-based app. Customers can use their secure login to view real time and historical solar production for their solar system.

Balance of System

Balance of systemBalance of system” is a term used to describe all components of a solar electrical system other than the solar… More” is a term used to describe all components of a solar electrical system other than the solar modules, mounting structure, and inverterAn Inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity. This converts power from… More. This includes the AC and DC breakers, fuses and other electrical safety components of a utility or grid tied solar electric system.

A Grid-Tie System (GTS)

A Grid-Tie System (or Grid-Connected System) is a solar electric or photovoltaic (PV)The process by which sunlight is converted into energy. The sun emits photons (light), which generates electricity when they strike… More system in which the solar arrayA solar array is an interconnected system of photovoltaic modules (solar panels) that function as a single electricity-producing unit. These… More supplies power to the community electrical grid.

String Inverter

A string inverterA string inverter is an inverter typically mounted on the roof or side of a structure. Multiple solar panels are… More is an inverterAn inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity. This converts power from… More typically mounted on the roof or side of a structure. Multiple solar panels are interconnected via “strings” which then tie into the string inverterA string inverter is an inverter typically mounted on the roof or side of a structure. Multiple solar panels are… More to convert the solar energySolar energy is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. Solar energy is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours… More to AC energy.

Microinverter

A microinverterA microinverter is an inverter attached individually to each panel in the solar array. Microinverters allow a solar array to… More is an inverterAn inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity. This converts power from… More attached individually to each panel in the solar arrayA solar array is an interconnected system of photovoltaic modules (solar panels) that function as a single electricity-producing unit. These… More. Microinverters allow a solar arrayA solar array is an interconnected system of photovoltaic modules (solar panels) that function as a single electricity-producing unit. These… More to be more shade tolerant, produce more power and provide access to panel level monitoringMonitoring is a system by which solar production data is passed from the solar array to a cloud-based app. Customers… More.

Inverter

An InverterAn Inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) electricity. This converts power from… More is a device that converts direct current (DC)Direct current is a type of electricity transmission and distribution by which electricity flows in one direction through the conductor,… More electricity to alternating current (AC)Alternating current is a type of electrical current, the direction of which is reversed at regular intervals or cycles. In… More electricity. This converts power from solar panels into power that a home, business or electricity grid can use.

Polycrystalline Panels

Polycrystalline solar panels are made by melting multiple silicon fragments together to form the wafers for the panel. Polycrystalline solar panels are also referred to as “multi-crystalline,” or many-crystal silicon. Because there are many crystals in each cell, there is less freedom for the electrons to move. As a result, polycrystalline solar panels have lower efficiency ratings than monocrystalline panelsMonocrystalline solar panels are generally thought of as a premium solar product. The main advantages of monocrystalline panels are higher… More.

Monocrystalline Panels

Monocrystalline solar panels are generally thought of as a premium solar product. The main advantages of monocrystalline panelsMonocrystalline solar panels are generally thought of as a premium solar product. The main advantages of monocrystalline panels are higher… More are higher efficiencies than polycrystalline panelsPolycrystalline solar panels are made by melting multiple silicon fragments together to form the wafers for the panel. Polycrystalline solar… More and sleeker aesthetics. To make solar cells for monocrystalline solar panels, silicon is formed into bars and cut into wafers. These types of panels are called “monocrystalline” to indicate that the silicon used is single-crystal silicon. Because the cell is composed of a single crystal, the electrons that generate a flow of electricity have more room to move. As a result, monocrystalline panelsMonocrystalline solar panels are generally thought of as a premium solar product. The main advantages of monocrystalline panels are higher… More are more efficient than their polycrystalline counterparts.

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