Types of PV Systems

All PV Systems are not the same!!! There are several types of PV Systems, and depending on the intended usage and budget allocation, one type of PV System may be more appropriate or advantageous.

A. Off Grid PV System

When the utility power is unavailable or too expensive to bring in to your home or cabin, solar panels allow you to be your own utility company!

You can live in peace, with no noisy gas/diesel  generator to disturb the quiet. 

There are several variations of off-grid solar power, depending on your needs and budget.

The two key broad categories of Off Grid PV Systems are:

  1. DC Off Grid PV System
  2. AC Off Grid PV System

B. Grid-Tied PV System

Grid-tied solar electric systems generate electricity for your home or business and route the excess power into the electric utility grid for compensation from the utility company.

Within the Grid-Tied PV System, there are various configurations, depending on the customers needs, budget and legislation, namely:

  1. True Grid-Tied System
  2. Grid Assisted
  3. Grid Tied with Battery Backup
    1. Emergency Backup
    2. Off-Grid Capabilities