Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems (Solar)

             Two-way information flow + two-way electricity flow = a smart grid
Renewable energy sources enable people to be both producers and consumers of energy - a prosumer

A solar panel is an array of photovoltaic (PV) modules that uses sunlight to generate direct current electricity

A solar inverter converts variable direct current in to a utility frequency alternating current.

Generated electricity is stored in a battery. A charge controller prevents the battery fron overcharging.
Generated electricity is used in the home. Excess energy can be sold back into the utility grid.
A smart grid manages information and energy flow between utilities, energy consumers and energy producers.