What Is a Solar Panel?
A solar panel is a device that converts sunlight into electricity. It is made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which are made of semiconductor materials such as silicon. When sunlight strikes the PV cells, it causes the electrons within the cells to become excited and move, creating an electrical current. The solar panel collects this current and converts it into usable electricity.
Solar panels are commonly used for residential and commercial applications, and are part of a larger solar energy system that can include battery storage and inverters to convert the DC power generated by the panels into AC power usable by homes and businesses.
A Grid-Tide solar system is connected to the utility power grid. This grid connection will allow you to save more money with solar panels through better efficiency rates, net metering, plus lower equipment and installation costs.
Off-Grid Solar Panels Systems
Off-grid solar panel systems are independent power systems that are not connected to the electricity grid. They are designed to generate electricity from solar energy and store it in batteries for use when the sun is not shining. These systems are typically used in remote locations where it is not feasible or economical to extend the electricity grid, or for those who want to reduce their dependence on the grid and generate their own power.
An off-grid solar panel system typically consists of solar panels, a battery bank for energy storage, a charge controller to regulate the flow of electricity from the panels to the batteries, and an inverter to convert the stored DC power into usable AC power. The system is designed to work together to provide a reliable source of electricity 24/7, even during power outages or when the sun is not shining. Off-grid solar panel systems can be used for various applications, such as powering homes, cabins, RVs, and remote telecommunication sites.