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How To Choose Solar Equipment

Choosing the right solar equipment is very important because the components often last for 25 years or longer. Covering modules, inverters, batteries and mounting, you will learn about the components needed for a complete solar power system.

First, determine which components you will need for the PV solar array. For grid-tied system this will include solar panels, inverter, mounting, safety switch disconnect. Inverters can be larger capacity central inverter or many smaller micro-inverters (1 for each module). Mounting can be rooftop, ground or pole. Grid-tied systems can have optional monitoring systems. For off-grid, use all of the above and add an off-grid type of inverter, a charge controller and batteries. This can often increase the total cost by 50% to as much as double.

1: Choosing the Best Solar Panel Question 1: How To Choose a Solar Panel


2: Choosing an Inverter Question 2: How To Choose a Solar Inverter


3: Choosing a PV Mounting System Question 3: How To Choose a PV Solar Mounting System



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