What You Need to Know About Solar Panels & Other Components Before Installing A Solar Power System

Pros and Cons of installing solar panels in your home

So you’ve decided to make the shift to using a greener, more renewable source of energy for your business or household. Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, you would want to know how to go about installing a solar power system in your home or facility. We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the main components of the system that you need to know the uses of in order to understand how to proceed with the installation process.

Solar Power System

A solar power plant or system is made up of various components that collectively work to convert sunlight into electricity and transfer it into a form that can be used to power your home or facility. It serves to provide a smarter, sustainable solution to minimize electricity consumption and environmental pollution.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panel

The solar panel forms the backbone of the system. Also known as the solar or photovoltaic (PV) cell, the solar panel performs the crucial function of converting thermal energy from the sun into electricity. There are also certain types of solar panels like monocrystalline and polycrystalline. You need to choose a solar panel based on its efficiency, space requirements, warrant, and cost. The output from the panel is ultimately what matters most.

Battery Charge Controller

The battery charge controller manages the voltage and flow of current from the panels to the battery. It tracks the voltage in the battery and regulates the current accordingly. If the battery is charged completely, it will reduce the current. The controller maintains charge so that the battery is ready to be used.

Net Metering

With net metering, any electricity that you don’t use gets converted back into the grid for later use. It can also be sold back to the utility company and only your net usage of the electricity gets billed.

On-Grid System

An on-grid or grid-tied solar system facilitates the transfer of the surplus or deficiency in the converted electricity back to the grid through net metering. With a net metering, this lets you save on your electricity bills.

Solar Inverter

A solar or photovoltaic inverter converts the electricity that is direct current (DC) from the photovoltaic solar panel into alternating current (AC) which an electrical grid can consume. The solar inverter is one of the most important components of a solar power system.

Installing the solar power system, including the panels and inverter, is a highly specialized task that is best conducted professionally. You can consult an expert in solar power installation among the top solar companies in Mumbai to ensure a smooth installation.

VEMC is a well-established solar power plant company and a pioneer in the field of electromechanical engineering products, allied equipment and services. VEMCO Solar is a market leader in solar solutions — be it solar plant erection, procurement, commissioning, net metering, or electrical connections. If you have any requirements in this space, please reach out to us at 022 43436655, and we will be happy to provide you with customized support and services.