The off-grid solar system is not connected to the grid which is a huge battery bank connected to large power generators. The grid-connected solar system generates power and ensures the smooth experience of electricity to consumers because it stores energy from solar rays and provides this energy at times of absence of sunlight. It works by combining with a battery to store all the generated electricity and then supplies electricity when demanded. It is costly compared to an on-grid solar system which is why people prefer to buy on grid solar system.
Components of an off-grid solar system include a battery, solar charge controller, off-grid inverter, DC Disconnect switch, and backup generator. A battery for off-grid solar system is a set of batteries connected with help of wires to form a big power supplier. It is the component that makes it expensive. The solar charge controller regulated the charging of the battery and does not let it overcharge. The inverter converts DC power which is generated through the solar plant to AC so that it can be used in our homes. To switch off the flowing current between the battery bank and off grid inverter, a DC switch is required. A backup generator is needed in case of any issue with the solar system.
The benefits of an off-grid solar system are as follows:
- It is very beneficial as it will provide you with energy at times when solar energy is not present such as rainy days or at night. They do not depend on grid electricity.
- If you have an off-grid solar system, then your life would be sorted as you will not need external energy sources. You will be truly independent in terms of energy sources.
- The energy which is generated by a solar power plant is cleaner and purer as compared to diesel-generated electricity which is expensive and also a polluting source of electricity.
- Off-grid solar systems are a blessing for areas of high altitude and areas which are far away from the grid. In such areas, the off-grid solar system is a reliable source of energy.
- Off-grid solar power with a battery bank means that you will not be affected by a power outage.
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