Off-Grid Solar Energy Forest Grove OR

Local resource for off-grid solar energy in Forest Grove, OR. 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.

Northwest Solar Solutions
(503) 639-8192
PO Box 230939
Tigard, OR
 
Solar Oregon
(503) 231-5662
1231 NW Hoyt St Ste 402
Portland, OR
 
Super Green Homes
(541) 302-1949
394 Kalmia St
Junction City, OR
Services
Hers Rating

Impact Battery
(866) 668-3163
2088 Robinson Road
Grants Pass, OR
Services
Solar batteries

Transalta Energy Marketing
(503) 675-3800
4004 Kruse Way Pl Ste 150
Lake Oswego, OR
 
RS Energy
(503) 570-9425
20915 SW 105th Avenue
Tualatin, OR
Services
Solar Power Provider, Installer,

RS Energy
(503) 570-9425
20915 SW 105th Avenue
Tualatin, OR
Services
Solar Power Provider, Installer,

Northwest Solar Solutions
(503) 639-8192
PO Box 230939
Tigard, OR
 
Funding Options N W
(503) 635-4860
16869 65th Ave
Lake Oswego, OR
 
Oregon State of
(503) 842-4433
308 Evergreen Dr
Tillamook, OR
 

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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