Solar System for Home Meets Family Needs
1. Understand solar system for home
Throughout the day, your solar system for home is constantly converting the sun's rays into energy to power your home. What happens when your solar system for home produces more energy than your home needs?
A solar cell, as its name suggests, captures excess solar energy production for later use. Depending on your battery configuration, you can harvest energy from solar cells at night, during low-yield days and grid outages. We recommend that you install the battery away from direct sunlight or heavy rain. If possible, we will install it in a garage or carport. The battery will be mounted on the wall above the ground. If your solar system for home uses a single inverter greater than 7.6kW, we recommend installing two batteries to store all the energy your solar system for home produces. During a grid outage, if you don't have a battery, you won't have power. Adding battery storage to an existing solar panel is the best way to round out your solar system for home and move towards greater energy control and independence.
2. Use the solar system for home
With the solar system for home, you can continue to produce and use solar energy even when the grid is off. If you have a solar system for home without a battery, you won't be able to get power during a power outage.
Your solar system for home like a 3kw solar system for home maintains a constant relationship to the grid: when the grid starts, you can take electricity from the grid when the solar power is low (at night, cloudy) and you can push the excess solar power into the grid if you have net metering.
All grid-connected solar systems for homes are required by law to have an automatic shut-off switch that shuts down your solar system for home in the event of a grid failure. This is because of the connection between your solar system for home and the grid, if utility crews are repairing damaged poles and wires, no current will flow into the grid. An automatic shut-off switch prevents your solar system for home from sending energy back to the grid during a power outage.
During grid outages, your solar cells act as a substitute for the grid and you will be able to push excess solar power to charge the solar cells and extract energy from the batteries to power critical loads. Even though the solar system for home has the same automatic shut-off switch, the solar system for home can operate independently of the grid.