What are the Main Components of a Solar Power System?

Basic Items Needed for a Solar Energy System

The main components necessary to build a solar power system are:

  • Solar cells, which are gathered into
  • Solar Panels. These produce electricity which is then transported to an
  • Inverter-which changes the direct current electricity into an alternating current. This power can then be used in the house, or stored in a
  • Battery Bank-which stores the electricity until it is needed. So you can have power at night, during power outages and on overcast days. Excess power can also be sold back to the power company and placed on the
  • Power Grid, this is not a necessity.
  • Charge Controller - should be used to help keep from over charging your batteries and boiling them dry.


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