Green Leaf Alternative Solutions has fantastic products available to homeowners and businesses that are looking to lower their monthly bills or even get off the power grid entirely. Take a look at 3 examples of Photovoltaic (PV) systems that we offer. Not sure which systems will best suit your needs? Contact us for leading advice as to which Photovoltaic Solar Energy System perfectly covers all your requirements.
This system uses PV panels to generate power. The power goes to a grid interactive (grid-tied) inverter that converts the energy into power that is compatible with the grid. The power from the PV panels moves (via the grid tie inverter) to supply the household power demands. If the system is generating more power than the house can use, the excess is sent through the grid to supply others. If the house requires more power than the system can supply, the additional power will be drawn from the grid as per usual. This benefits the community and your home or business. As solar energy is a free renewable energy source you will soon see a big return on your investment.
Grid-Interactive System (with battery back-up)
A grid-interactive system basically operates like a grid tied system when the grid is up, but it also charges a set of batteries. If the grid goes down, the inverter disconnects from the grid but continues to supply power to the house from the batteries and inverter — essentially behaving like an off-grid system when the grid is down. This is extra useful as it means that should there be a few cloudy days your solar system will still be able to provide your home with power. Your batteries are long lasting and don’t need to be replaced regularly. You will be saving all round, and you will never again have to be worried about struggling without electricity.
Off-grid systems are independent from the utility power grid. They generate electricity, store it, and make it available for use without needing a connection to the power grid. Off-Grid systems use PV panels connected to a charge controller to charge a set of batteries. The stored energy from the batteries is usually converted to the regular 120 volts, AC power by an inverter. However, some small systems utilise the DC power directly from the batteries. This is your ultimate solar power backup system and will ensure blackouts and load shedding do not affect you. These systems can be installed on all types of buildings. As solar energy is a free renewable energy source you will soon see a big return on your investment.