Sunday, June 14, 2009

Solar Power and Solar Panel 101 Guide

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Solar Electricity Basics provided by Homepower Magazine see diagrams at

The three most common types of solar-electric systems are grid-intertied, grid-intertied with battery backup, and off-grid (stand-alone). Each has distinct applications and component needs.
Grid Intertied Solar-Electric Systems

Also known as on-grid, grid-tied, or utilityinteractive (UI), grid-intertied solar-electric systems generate solar electricity and route it to the electric utility grid, offsetting a home’s or business’ electrical consumption and, in some instances, even turning the electric meter backwards. Living with a grid-connected solar-electric system is no different than living with grid power, except that some or all of the electricity you use comes from the sun. In many states, the utility credits a homeowner’s account for excess solar electricity produced. This amount can then be applied to other months when the system produces less or in months when electrical consumption is greater. This arrangement is called net metering or net billing. The specific terms of net metering laws and regulations vary from state to state and utility to utility. Consult your local electricity provider or state regulatory agency for their guidelines.

See also the following Home Power feature articles:
Energy Smarts-Efficiency Gains + Solar ElectricityCreating A Brighter FutureGetting Off the Lifetime Utility Payment Plan: Grid-Connected PV

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