Solar PV Systems
Grid Connected Solar Systems
When the sun shines on a solar module the solar cells generate DC electricity. A grid connected inverter converts the DC electricity produced by the solar cells into 240V AC electricity, which is then fed back into the electricity grid. In the event that the electricity grid fails, the inverter will sense that the grid is no longer active and will shut down as a protection measure. The electricity fed back into the grid is recorded on a grid interactive net meter. If you do not utilise all of your solar generated electricity, your electricity retailer may pay you a nominal amount for each excess kilowatt hour of electricity that your grid connected system feeds back into the grid.
Grid Connected with Battery Storage
As a variation on grid connected solar systems, a grid connected system and a battery storage system can be integrated together. This allows you to feed energy into the grid while ever the grid is active, offsetting your power consumption and maximising self-use of solar generation, and in some cases, still be able to power the home or selected circuits using the battery stored energy in the event that the grid fails. By utilising this type of approach you can maximise the benefits of net metering and also have the benefit of seamless power in the event of electricity grid failure.
Dynamic Solar is proud to offer a range of products which utilise battery technology to help you maximise self-use of your solar generation. Find out more about our battery hybrid options here.
Stand Alone Solar Systems
Stand Alone solar systems differ from grid connected systems in that the system is not connected to the grid. The solar modules are connected to a charge controller which charges a battery bank. The battery bank is then fed into an off grid inverter which converts the energy stored in the batteries into 240V AC. This is then used to power devices within the home.
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