Renewable energy. Hydro. Wind. Biomass. Solar. Solar Photovoltaic Systems. (PV). Objectives: At the end of this session you will: understand the basic working principles of solar photovoltaic systems
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At the end of this session you will:
In basic terms a solar photovoltaic system uses solar cells to convert light energy from the sun into electricity.
Solar photovoltaic systems fall into two basic system categories:
Solar Photovoltaic Systems - ‘on-grid’ system layout
Please note that due to the awareness only nature of this course , some system components are not shown.
This is not an installation diagram.
Solar Photovoltaic System Components
A group of solar photovoltaic modules is known as an solar photovoltaic array.
Solar photovoltaic array
The inverter is the system component that converts the direct current (d.c.) to alternating current (a.c).
The consumer unit or fuse board as it is sometimes referred to is used to as the connection point for the solar photovoltaic system installation.
A generation meter is fitted to record how much solar generated electricity has been exported to the supply grid.
Solar Photovoltaic Systems (PV)