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What is a solar power system?


Also called a solar electric system or photovoltaic PV system, solar power systems use solar panels to collect photons of light from the sun and use them to create an . To learn more about solar PV systems, please our page How Do Solar Power Systems Work.


A photovoltaic PV solar power system is a collection of components which, when used together, produce electricity from sunlight that can be used for a variety of purposes. There are several different types of solar photovoltaic systems including the following:

Grid-tie (no battery)

Grid-tie (with battery storage)
Off-grid (no battery)
Off-grid (with battery, DC-only)
Off-grid (with battery AC + DC)


All of the system types listed above begin and end with the photovoltaic array, consisting of one or more solar panels, which converts electromagnetic radiation in the form of sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. This is true for any residential, commercial, or industrial solar power system. And, depending on whether or not a system includes batteries, a solar PV system will also include a charge controller, which regulates the charge to the batteries, and an inverter, which converts DC electricity to AC electricity. A PV system also includes cables and wiring that connect all the system components together into a complete system.


Our wide selection of solar electric systems come in various wattage configurations, or sizes. We have residential solar power kits that are capable of powering a home. We also supply solar lighting kits for lighting up a dark sign. Providing power to scientific or oil and gas patch sensing and telemetry in remote locations is easy using our pole-mount solar kits. The list of examples of applications that can be powered by a solar power system is long and includes numerous military and federal, state, county, and municipal government applications, transportation including street lights, traffic control, rail, and even satellites and space stations. There is even a start-up company attempting to perfect their solar roadway invention.


Our solar photovoltaic systems and kits include high-quality components that are tested and certified to the highest quality standard and are designed for optimal durability and performance for up to 25 years - and beyond.

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