With the increasing demand of solar energy systems today, several solar system companies in UAE are emerging in the market. However, people are apprehensive about the expenses they have to bear while hiring solar companies in Ras al Khaimah and Dubai for the installation. A home DIY solar energy project is something trending currently and people are every now and then seeking for information about it. This article covers the 7 component parts that complete the solar energy project.
1. Solar Panels – In most home DIY installations individual parts will be connected together to build these panels. Order discount photovoltaic cells online and unite them into complete 80W, 100W, or 120W Solar Panels. This would require time and skills otherwise you have plenty of commercially available panels to choose from the market. Once built, these individual panels are wired together to constitute larger solar arrays.
2. Solar Array Disconnect – An electrical switch that is an important part of the system allowing you to disconnect and cut-off the DC power output from your solar panels and array, if any repairs are required or if there a problem with the solar system occurs.
3. Battery Charge Controller – A battery backup is included in the system for when the sun does not shine or at night. The battery charge controller ensures a consistent amount of electrical power to be sent to the batteries to avoid them being over charged.
4. Deep Cycle Batteries – Used to store the solar power generated by your solar panels, deep cycle batteries are needed. Deep cycle storage batteries for solar systems are robustly designed for the type of charging and discharging cycles they need to undergo.
5. System Power Meter – An optional component to see how much free solar power is being supplied to your home from your solar panels. It also helps you improve your system to gain the maximum efficiency from your solar installation.
6. Solar Power Converter – Solar panels generate DC power, and our homes run on mains AC power. It is the solar power converter that converts the solar energy from the panels into usable energy by providing DC to AC conversion using electronic switching techniques.
7. Backup Power – It is used when the sun does not shine and the batteries are vacant. While in a stand-alone installation this would be a diesel generator, a grid-tied system has the utility grid itself providing the backup power through the converter. A backup power source can be a wind turbine or a water wheel as part of a small scale hydro system as well.