Solar Power Basics Explained

Solar Power Basics ExplainedSolar Power Basics Explained
© by Don Bell

Solar Power Basics Explained is a FREE 27-page report that explains the terminology and components you need to know when considering solar energy.

Building or installing a solar electric (also known as photovoltaic or PV) system for your home is a complex project involving many different parts. Whether you plan to do it all yourself or hire a professional to do it for you, you will need to know the correct terminology to use to research, design, purchase, and communicate about it.

You will also have to decide whether you want a system that’s tied to the common electrical grid, or a totally independent system.

This 27-page report is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to residential solar electric systems. Rather, it is mean to be a handy resource. It simply provides an overview of the basic components needed in each type of system setup, and it provides plain-English explanations of the most important terms you will need to know.

It’s important to note that many of these components are known by more than one name. For example, solar panels are also known as PV or photovoltaic panels, and an AC breaker panel can also be called a breaker box. It’s also quite common for terms to be slightly different depending on the city, state, or country you are building your system in.

But, a solar electric system functions in the same way no matter what names are used for its components. So it’s important to double check the name of the component with its function when you are buying parts or services.

You can even print this guide out to use as a handy reference while you are planning your PV power system. Write on its pages and take notes when you are surfing the web pricing parts, and when you are talking with vendors and solar panel installers.

Here's What You Get

Solar Power Basics Explained is a FREE 27-page PDF report that you can instantly download and begin using. You'll find all the following topics covered:

  • Electricity Basics

  • Types of Solar Electric Systems

  • Solar Cell Basics

  • Solar Panel Basics

  • Electrical Grid

  • Additional PV System Components — On and Off Grid

  • Additional PV System Components — Grid Tied

  • Additional PV System Components — Off Grid

  • Solar Resources

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