BASIC COMPONENTS OF A SOLAR SYSTEM
Solar energy is currently on the lips of everyone in the country but apparently, not everyone knows what this solar energy entails. There are several components that make up the entire solar system and so also are there many manufacturers of these components.
The brands produced by these manufacturers go a long way in determining the total outcome and efficiency of the system which is why individuals should be selective of the type of brand they opt for.
There are basically four major components of a solar energy system. They are:
– Racking equipments
– Solar battery storage unit(s)
Solar panels are the most familiar element of the system. In essence, the solar panels represent the “face” of solar. The solar panels works by generating DC electricity as sunlight which stimulates electrons to move through solar cells. The solar cells are in-built into the solar panels. There are a wide variety of solar panels in the market, so knowing where to start could be bothersome. This is why you should choose Basscomm energy as your solar plug.
Solar systems are long-term investments, hence concerns should be based on the performance of the system over time, the quality of the installation, the longevity of the products and the warranties attached.
Maximizing savings over the long term rather than minimizing the initial cost of a system is important. Many vendors offer very cheap systems and hereby putting your home at risk.
Inverters are important parts of any solar systems. Their purpose is to convert the DC electricity that the solar panels produce into 240V AC electricity, which is what powers everything in the home. The inverter is a hardworking piece of equipment that works constantly throughout the lifetime of the system – therefore, it tends to be the piece that most likely develops faults. This means they usually only has a warranty of around 10 years. For this reason, we will always recommend that you choose a high quality inverter that is easily serviceable such as the GROWATT INVERTER.
The third main component of a solar system is Racking equipment. These are what securely attach your panels to your roof. Using quality racking equipments is necessary for a good installation. Our equipments are CEC approved and we also have a reputation for quality installations.
Batteries are used to store energy generated during the day to be used throughout the night when the system is no longer generating power. Battery technology is quickly developing into a more feasible option for those who primarily use their energy in the evenings. We have installed battery systems for residential apartments, offices and offsite ATM station.
For a reliable solar installation and supply, contact us at BASSCOMM Energy.