Off-Grid Solar Energy Waxhaw NC

Local resource for off-grid solar energy in Waxhaw, NC. 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.

Viking Energy
(704) 540-9089
13860 Ballantyne Corporate Pl Ste 140
Charlotte, NC
Water & Energy Conservation Systems
(704) 364-2000
8317 Sardiscroft Rd
Charlotte, NC
Appalachian State University
(252) 717-9730
PO Box 9096
Boone, NC
Alondra Energy Group Usa
(704) 926-9942
1815 S Tryon St
Charlotte, NC
Black River Energy
(704) 553-3036
10700 Sikes Pl Ste 345
Charlotte, NC
Black River Energy
(704) 553-3036
10700 Sikes Pl Ste 345
Charlotte, NC
NCSU Renewable Energy Society
(919) 515-9782
Box 7401
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
(919) 832-7601
P.O. Box 6465
Raleigh, NC
Asheville Geothermal Inc.
(828) 712-6786
PO Box 18757
Asheville, NC
Geothermal HVAC Systems

Accelerate Solar
(877) 997-7652
1719 Kensington Drive
Charlotte, NC
Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Photovoltaics, Solar Power, Interconnection

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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