Off-Grid Solar Energy Downingtown PA

Local resource for off-grid solar energy in Downingtown, PA. 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.

Gehman Custom Remodeling
(610) 213-1700
660 Allendale Road
King Of Prussia, PA
Services
Siding, Drywall and Plaster, Bathroom remodeling, Kitchen remodeling, Disability Alterations, Windows, Carpenters, Skylights, Roofing, Solar Energy, Inspection Services, Flooring, Basement remodeling, Painting, Architects & Designers, Multiple Room Renovation, Plaster & Stucco, Handyman, Patios, Walks, Stone Walls, Additions, Insulation, Real Estate, Framing, Garage & Carport, Electrical, Barns Sheds & Outbuildings, Cabinets, Home Builders, Doors, Ceilings, Ducts & Vents
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 20 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : PAOAGHIC 297
Payment Options
Offers Financing, Accepts Credit Cards

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TerraSol Energies
(888) 873-9995
11 McComb Avenue
Glen Mills, PA
Services
Solar Energy PV Installation

Leamy Electric Inc
(484) 614-0223
Po box 464
Pottstown, PA
Services
Electrical solar and wind

Sustainable Energy Fund
(610) 264-4440
968 Postal Road, Suite 315
Allentown, PA

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JMT Environmental Technologies, Inc.
(610) 837-8000
P.O. Box 22044
Lehigh Valley, PA

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Energy Choice Solutions
(484) 885-8345
913 Shenandoah Lane
West Chester, PA

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Renewable Energy Equipment Sales
(484) 824-8899
1166 Marcus Drive
Pottstown, PA
 
Gehman Custom Remodeling
(610) 213-1700
660 Allendale Road
King Of Prussia, PA
Services
Siding, Drywall and Plaster, Bathroom remodeling, Kitchen remodeling, Disability Alterations, Windows, Carpenters, Skylights, Roofing, Solar Energy, Inspection Services, Flooring, Basement remodeling, Painting, Architects & Designers, Multiple Room Renovation, Plaster & Stucco, Handyman, Patios, Walks, Stone Walls, Additions, Insulation, Real Estate, Framing, Garage & Carport, Electrical, Barns Sheds & Outbuildings, Cabinets, Home Builders, Doors, Ceilings, Ducts & Vents
Service Types
Residential, Commercial
Company Information
Hours : 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM M,T,W,T,F
Years in Business : 20 Years
Languages Spoken : English
Licensing Information
General Liability Insurance : Yes
License # : PAOAGHIC 297
Payment Options
Offers Financing, Accepts Credit Cards

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PPL Corporation
(610) 774-5151
2 North 9th Street
Allentown, PA

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AgileSwitch LLC
(484) 483-3256
135 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA
 
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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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