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What are the key components of a solar system?

A solar system is made up of a number of key components which combine together to generate electricity, regulate and control the flow and quality of electricity and to connect and mount the system to your building.

It is important that each of the components is designed to work optimally together and that one component does not compromise the performance, safety or life expectancy of the others components.

A grid connected system comprises of panels, string inverter or micro- inverters, roof mounting system and electrical accessories like circuit breakers, wires etc.

Off-grid (stand-alone) systems use charge controllers to store the electrical energy in storage batteries. The batteries feed a power inverter that supplies the electric energy when there is no sunlight e.g. during night hours.

Stand alone systems use battery storage to store electrical energy