Solar power and batteries

How solar power works


Solar energy is light or heat that comes from the sun. Solar power is generated when this energy is collected and converted into usable electricity.

Solar power systems are often referred to as PV or photovoltaic systems and generally consist of three main components: solar panels, an inverter and a metering system.

Other system components include electrical wiring, protection devices and switches, mounting frames for panels and monitoring systems.

Three main components of solar power

Solar and battery Q&As