Planning Your Own System

This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
In this system all loads are 120 AC and run through an inverter. This system could require more modules and batteries than a combination ACDC system depending on the efficiency of the AC appliances. The recent development of high efficiency AC compact fluorescent lights have made inverter powered homes more practical. There are two advantages to this system: (1)A conventionally wired house is ‘inverter-ready’, buy . whereas DC wiring requires larger gauge wire and separate circuits. (2)Wiring costs are less and simpler for 120 AC. However, without any DC alternatives, a back-up inverter may be necessary. A small inverter could be a back-up to provide essential small loads like lighting and communication while the main inverter was being repaired. System cost may range from $3000 on up.

 
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
In this system all loads are 120 AC and run through an inverter. This system could require more modules and batteries than a combination ACDC system depending on the efficiency of the AC appliances. The recent development of high efficiency AC compact fluorescent lights have made inverter powered homes more practical. There are two advantages to this system: (1)A conventionally wired house is ‘inverter-ready’, buy . whereas DC wiring requires larger gauge wire and separate circuits. (2)Wiring costs are less and simpler for 120 AC. However, without any DC alternatives, a back-up inverter may be necessary. A small inverter could be a back-up to provide essential small loads like lighting and communication while the main inverter was being repaired. System cost may range from $3000 on up.

 
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
In this system all loads are 120 AC and run through an inverter. This system could require more modules and batteries than a combination ACDC system depending on the efficiency of the AC appliances. The recent development of high efficiency AC compact fluorescent lights have made inverter powered homes more practical. There are two advantages to this system: (1)A conventionally wired house is ‘inverter-ready’, buy . whereas DC wiring requires larger gauge wire and separate circuits. (2)Wiring costs are less and simpler for 120 AC. However, without any DC alternatives, a back-up inverter may be necessary. A small inverter could be a back-up to provide essential small loads like lighting and communication while the main inverter was being repaired. System cost may range from $3000 on up.

 
This kind of system can have AC loads as well as DC loads. By wiring your house for both DC and AC appliances, unhealthy you can have the option to use direct DC power for more efficient fans, refrigeration and water pumping; and AC for using commonly available household appliances such as compact fluorescent lights, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, kitchen appliances, computers, and power tools. This system is for a full-time residence and requires a considerably larger PV array (8 to 16 modules) and battery bank (800 to 2000 amp hours) than the DC only system. Costs of this system can range from around $2500 on up depending on particular household demand.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
In this system all loads are 120 AC and run through an inverter. This system could require more modules and batteries than a combination ACDC system depending on the efficiency of the AC appliances. The recent development of high efficiency AC compact fluorescent lights have made inverter powered homes more practical. There are two advantages to this system: (1)A conventionally wired house is ‘inverter-ready’, buy . whereas DC wiring requires larger gauge wire and separate circuits. (2)Wiring costs are less and simpler for 120 AC. However, without any DC alternatives, a back-up inverter may be necessary. A small inverter could be a back-up to provide essential small loads like lighting and communication while the main inverter was being repaired. System cost may range from $3000 on up.

 
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
In this system all loads are 120 AC and run through an inverter. This system could require more modules and batteries than a combination ACDC system depending on the efficiency of the AC appliances. The recent development of high efficiency AC compact fluorescent lights have made inverter powered homes more practical. There are two advantages to this system: (1)A conventionally wired house is ‘inverter-ready’, buy . whereas DC wiring requires larger gauge wire and separate circuits. (2)Wiring costs are less and simpler for 120 AC. However, without any DC alternatives, a back-up inverter may be necessary. A small inverter could be a back-up to provide essential small loads like lighting and communication while the main inverter was being repaired. System cost may range from $3000 on up.

 
This kind of system can have AC loads as well as DC loads. By wiring your house for both DC and AC appliances, unhealthy you can have the option to use direct DC power for more efficient fans, refrigeration and water pumping; and AC for using commonly available household appliances such as compact fluorescent lights, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, kitchen appliances, computers, and power tools. This system is for a full-time residence and requires a considerably larger PV array (8 to 16 modules) and battery bank (800 to 2000 amp hours) than the DC only system. Costs of this system can range from around $2500 on up depending on particular household demand.
This type of system does not use batteries. Energy produced by the PV array goes directly to the load. The modules can only power one load, clinic like a water pump or a vent fan. This type of system only operates when sunshine is present and needs no regulating components. A device called a Linear Current Booster (LCB) is often used to improve the performance of the motor load. It helps start motors, cialis sale and sustains their operation during varying sunlight intensities. PV-Direct systems are ideal for remote unattended locations. Protection against pumps running dry and overheating motors may be required.
This system can be similar in components to a stand-alone system except the house is also connected to utility grid power. The PV array can provide most or a small portion of the energy demand of the household. The grid power is always available (except during outages). When the batteries’ voltage reaches a preset low point, nurse an automatic transfer switch connects the grid to the house loads. This transfer switch can be a separate component or can be a factory built-in component in the inverter. A manual transfer switch can also be used. The grid can simultaneously power a battery charger either in the inverter or as separate unit. The initial investment of the PV can be low for this system, allowing for a gradual build up of the PV array, until total energy independence is obtained. Again, system costs can be relatively small depending on how much actual grid power is used. Another option with grid intertie is selling power back to the power company using a synchronous inverter (See the Trace SW4024). This is now one of the most popular arrangements for home solar power.
This system consists of a PV array, website
batteries, a traditional generator fueled by gas, diesel or propane, a large battery charger, site and an optional inverter. This system has the advantage of sizing the array for average or above average sunshine availability and letting the generator make up the difference during cloudy spells or heavy power demand situations. Automatic generator start systems that sense battery voltage can operate the generator for charging batteries and powering appliances. The size of the battery bank need not be as large as a stand-alone system of comparable size as long as the generator stays healthy and the noise is tolerable. In addition, thumb some inverters have optional built-in battery chargers that plug into any 110 AC generating source with programmable charge rates and voltage levels. System cost could range from $1500 to $4000 with the main variable being actual generator running time vs. PV array size.

 
In this system all loads are 120 AC and run through an inverter. This system could require more modules and batteries than a combination ACDC system depending on the efficiency of the AC appliances. The recent development of high efficiency AC compact fluorescent lights have made inverter powered homes more practical. There are two advantages to this system: (1)A conventionally wired house is ‘inverter-ready’, buy . whereas DC wiring requires larger gauge wire and separate circuits. (2)Wiring costs are less and simpler for 120 AC. However, without any DC alternatives, a back-up inverter may be necessary. A small inverter could be a back-up to provide essential small loads like lighting and communication while the main inverter was being repaired. System cost may range from $3000 on up.

 
This kind of system can have AC loads as well as DC loads. By wiring your house for both DC and AC appliances, unhealthy you can have the option to use direct DC power for more efficient fans, refrigeration and water pumping; and AC for using commonly available household appliances such as compact fluorescent lights, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, kitchen appliances, computers, and power tools. This system is for a full-time residence and requires a considerably larger PV array (8 to 16 modules) and battery bank (800 to 2000 amp hours) than the DC only system. Costs of this system can range from around $2500 on up depending on particular household demand.
Ask yourself these questions when planning your own solar power system:

  • How much electrical energy will I need?
  • What type of electrical energy, advice DC or AC or both?
  • What voltage should I choose?
  • How many solar panels (PV modules) will I need?
  • Where should the modules be placed?
  • What kind of module mount, stationary or tracking?
  • How about batteries?
  • Will I be adding this system to new construction or an existing structure?
  • How can I plan for the future of my system?