Off-Grid Solar Energy Burke VA

Local resource for off-grid solar energy in Burke, VA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to solar power system, flexible solar panels, off grid panels, and grid tie solar panels as well as advice and content on solar energy, and power output.

Dominion Geothermal
(571) 933-3123
11530 Valley Rd
Fairfax, VA
Services
Geothermal heating - A/C - hot water

Dominion Geothermal
(571) 933-3123
11530 Valley Rd
Fairfax, VA
Services
Geothermal heating - A/C - hot water

DTI Solar
(804) 457-9566
Midpoint Commercial Center
Hadensville, VA
Services
Solar Energy Products and Design

home pro energy inc
(434) 239-8590
177 air park dr
lynchburg, VA
Services
energy audits

Blue Ridge Energy Company
(540) 830-1289
1285 Graceland Drive
Broadway, VA
Services
solar electric, heat & hot water

Solar Effects
(434) 384-3113
Wholesale pricing on Solar Panels and energy systems
Lynchburg, VA
 
INFINITE GREEN ENERGY
(540) 364-6360
8360 West Main St.
Marshall, VA
 
Americo Energy LLC
(434) 420-5000
1622 12th Street
Lynchburg, VA
Services
Solar thermal and electric sales & installation

Renewable Engineered Systems
(603) 331-1563
22 East Church Street
Martinsville, VA
Services
Sales Service and Installations

Future Renovations, Inc.
(757) 236-3006
PO box 2431
Newport News, VA
 

Off Grid PV Systems

The following are elements of off grid, independent solar electricity systems. Anyone with an off grid system will need to know how their system works and the basic function of all elements of their solar electric system.

Off-grid systems can be installed by a professional installer. Many amateur electricians and independent power enthusiasts create and engineer their own solar energy systems.

Components you really need to understand:

  • Solar panels collect sunlight and convert it into an electrical current. Solar panels are supported by solar mounts (or racks).
  • Backup generator. These are required for emergencies and to cover your energy when you get weeks without sunshine. Some true greens will forego these, as they are noisy and polluting.
  • An inverter is an important part of many energy systems. It converts direct current (DC) energy into more widely usable alternating current (AC) energy.
  • Batteries store energy for later use. To learn more see our page on batteries.
  • Wiring to the house's "normal electricity." By this, we mean the house's breaker panel and beyond that, what electricians call your "load."
  • A system meter measures how full your battery is, how much electricity the panels are producing and how much electricity you are using.

Smaller elements:

  • A main DC disconnect is found in any battery-based system, between the battery and the inverter. This is a large breaker to allow easy shut off, for battery se...

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