Category Archives: Photovolatic

Solar PV system arrives

Well… part of it anyway.

The first of the solar systems to provide power to theDoighouse has arrived on site; it is a mini system compared to what we will need for the house.  Right now, it is being used to a) power our daily needs for light/electricity; and b) learn how to manage the batteries and the Outback inverter… basically the system and how it works. It is beautiful!

Ok… in fact, even though it has been carefully thought through, planned and executed I do find it a little intimidating. Continue reading Solar PV system arrives

Photo voltaic solar system

We’ll be using photo voltaic systems to generate the electricity we need to power our home.
a solar array mounted in a field.
Solar PV Array mounted in front of a bank of windows.

A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar array, is an installation of several components, including solar panels to absorb and directly convert sunlight into electricity, a solar inverter to change the electrical current from DC to AC, as well as mounting, cabling and other electrical accessories to set-up a working system. Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaic_system