Off-Grid Solar Energy Covington KY

Local resource for off-grid solar energy in Covington, KY. 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.

Cincinnati Energy Solutions LLC
(513) 389-8192
8484 Clough Pike
Cincinnati, OH
Cinci Home Solar
(513) 616-6044
3440 River Hills Drive
Newtown, OH
DIY assistance, design, installation and commissioning of solar PV systems

A & B Heating & Air Conditioning
(859) 525-0100
3216 Dixie Hwy
Covington, KY
Plateau Energy
(606) 478-8600
171 Laynesville Rd
Harold, KY
Honeywell Dmc Services Inc
(502) 778-8184
3212 Commerce Center Pl
Louisville, KY
Cinci Home Solar
(513) 616-6044
3440 River Hills Drive
Cincinnati, OH
DIY Consulting, sales and installation

Kentucky Solar Energy Society
(502) 634-1004
2056 S. Preston St.
Louisville, KY
Infrared Diagnostics Inc
(859) 266-0437
Lexington, KY
Elm Street Resources Inc
(606) 789-4036
103 Main St
Paintsville, KY
Columbia Natural Resources
(606) 874-0218
1801 Watergap Rd
Allen, KY

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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