The sun is source of infinite energy and the energy produced by sun is called Solar Energy. This energy from sun can be directly converted to electricity using few components. Photo-Voltaic (PV) cells in solar panel converts Sun’s light into DC current. The Solar inverter then converts it into AC current which later feeds to home. The components involved in creation of Solar Energy are called Solar System.
There are various parts of a solar system, below are the most important parts.
- • Solar Photo-Voltaic Panels
- • Solar Inverters
- • Bi-Directional Meter [Net Meter]
- • Distribution Boxes (ACDB/DCDB)
- • Mounting Structures
- • Battery (In case of Off-Grid Solar System)
For more information, please refer Know Solar -> Components in Solar section.
Net Metering is a policy that allows the unused power produced by the Solar PV System to be fed to the Grid to which the system is tied to. This allows the system owner to get concessions on his electricity bills as the amount for units fed to the grid will be deducted from the number of units consumed by the owner and the billing will only be done for that part of the units.