The Key Components of Solar Energy
The biggest problem facing homeowners considering solar is a lack of information. While the industry has seen tremendous growth, there is little information that can be found explaining the basics of what is going on once a system is installed. However, it can be broken down and understood quite easily as a system is made up of 3 main components: panels, optimizers, and an inverter.
Solar Energy Panels
Solar energy panels are something most people have seen. They are rectangular modules that sit either on a roof or a ground mounted system. They are set in a fixed position and collect the sunlight throughout the day as the sun moves from east to west. At 365 Solar Energy we use a 320 Watt panel that comes with a 30 year production. The panels generate power that flows to the next critical component known as an optimizer.
Solar Energy Optimizers
365 Solar Energy uses optimizers made by a company called SolarEdge.The optimizer is a device that goes on the back of each panel, and allows the panels to function individually.
Traditional systems, without an optimizer, function at the performance of the weakest panel in the group.The optimizer allows each panel to function at peak performance individually which gives the customer a much better production rate, and allows the system to always perform at a peak level.After the power flows through the optimizer it then travels to the inverter.
Solar Energy Inverters
The inverter is the brain of the system.It is the inverter that converts the DC power from the panels to AC power, which is what your house is powered by.365 Solar Energy uses the best inverters, which are also made by SolarEdge.The best part about the company’s components is that they all come with a 25 year warranty.The 25 year warranty pairs quite well with the panels 30 year production guarantee.The benefits of using these components can be seen by the monitoring app that the company sets customers up with at no cost.