Off-Grid Solar Energy Saugus MA

Local resource for off-grid solar energy in Saugus, MA. 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.

EnergySmart Alternatives, LLC
(617) 955-0063
PO Box 209
Wakefield, MA
Services
Geothermal design & installation

Total Green Energy Solution
(888) 818-8437
11 Woodcliffe Road
Lexington, MA
 
Northern Green, L.L.C.
(781) 773-1228
675B Nantasket Ave.
Hull, MA
Services
solar lighting, composting, wind turbines, solar heat, solar hot water, solar electricity, LED lights

Acton Refrigeration Inc.
(800) 259-5409
241 taylor street
Littleton,, MA
 
EnergySmart Alternatives, LLC
(617) 955-0063
PO Box 209
Wakefield, MA
Services
Geothermal design & installation

Brightstar Solar
(617) 564-0050
97 Strathmore Rd #8
Brighton, MA
Services
Photovoltaic Solar Design and Installation

Acton Refrigeration Inc.
(800) 259-5409
241 taylor street
Littleton,, MA
 
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
(413) 774-6051
50 Miles Street
Greenfield, MA
 
Devlin Electrical Services
(800) 282-8060
77 Accord Park
Norwell, MA
Services
Solar PV - EPC Contractor

Total Green Energy Solution
(888) 818-8437
11 Woodcliffe Road
Lexington, MA
 

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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