The most common use of energy from the Sun is to generate electricity using Solar Modules which in turn can be used to run electrical appliances. Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaic (PV) or indirectly using concentrated solar power.
Photovoltaic however is the most common and easy way of generating electricity using solar energy. Photons Energy Ltd has broad experience in the provision of the design and installation of solar power systems ranging from small systems to large systems
Solar Power Systems designed and installed by Photons Energy Ltd can either be Off-grid systems or grid-tied systems. For off-grid, the systems normally consist of Solar Modules responsible for generating DC electricity, Charge Controller responsible for controlling the charging of batteries, the Battery Bank which acts as energy storage and Inverter to convert DC electricity to AC electricity. In some cases, however, the system might not require an inverter in this case. Off-grid systems can also be hybridized with diesel generators or grid electricity
Grid-tie systems are recommended for premises with alternative sources of power such as grid electricity of generator. In most cases, these systems do not have batteries but it’s not restricted to use Battery Bank. The working principle for these systems is that Solar Modules generate DC electricity which is then converted by grid-inverters to AC and fed to the distribution system directly. These systems are very smart such that it will detect the presence of electricity from Solar Modules and gives priority to it. When solar insulation is not sufficient, grid electricity or generator runs the appliances.