Solar photovoltaic racking systems are widely popular nowadays as an alternative source of energy. These types of system are used mostly in both rural and urban areas. These solar trackers are considered as an affordable medium of energy too. There are so many manufacturers of solar panels who are providing excellent photovoltaic racking solutions for commercial and domestic purpose.
Here is a quick overview of the basic components that are used to build a grid connected solar PV system:
Solar Photovoltaic Panels: These types of PV panels are generally utilized to capture energy from the direct sunlight and supply DC power to the system. These panels are connected together into the photovoltaic strings in order to form a PV array. Generally the typical commercial solar trackers measures between 1600mm- 1800mm in length and 800mm – 1200mm wide. They have a power rating between 200W to 250W per panel. These solar panels come in wide ranges of shapes, sizes, and power outputs and they suit well to specific applications as well as designs. The operator can mount these panels either horizontally or vertically in order to fit the best mounting space.
Solar Inverters: Solar power inverters are used to convert the DC electricity provided by the solar panels into AC electricity. After that you can use that AC power in the building and for export via the mains power network. All the inverters used in the solar trackers are generally specified to maximize the PV output from the array while minimizing the power losses. The inverters are mainly sized and chosen by taking account the power capability of each solar panel. There are different solar photovoltaic systems with different electrical as well as physical characteristics. They often justify different approaches to the type as well as choices of inverters that are used. The operators may also employ a modular design to many small inverters which is known as micro-inverters.
Solar Mounting Systems: Generally the on-roof mounting systems are a bit expensive when retrofitting a solar photovoltaic racking system. To solve this problem, most of the standard solar panels are supplied with aluminum frames that are mainly designed to be securely attached to pre-fabricated rails. After that these rails are used to secure the entire assembly to the roof. The roof mounting systems generally offer a flush finish maintain the aesthetic of the system. You can integrate them in most types of solar mounts including roof tiles, shingles, and slates. Ground mount system, at the same time, is a cost effective solution and you can use them only when you have large space.
Other Electrical Components: Apart from that, there are so many other electrical components available for these PV panels. Some of the important system components are: AC and DC isolators, Solar PV cables and connectors, Generation meters etc.
Apart from the basic components, some of the other factors also play a great role in determining the most suitable solar components to select and install. Some of these factors are: installation location, local power requirement, characteristics of the mounting area, aesthetic preferences etc.
Orion Solar Racking specializes in the development, manufacturing and marketing of photovoltaic racking, solar carports, roof mount, ground mount solutions and provides all types of solar panels for residential, agriculture, industrial, government, commercial and utility grade projects. Our mission is to promote renewable energy solutions and making solar trackers installation simple.