A solar system consists mainly of one or more solar panels, a control panel, one or more batteries, and several lamps and one or more power sockets. Solar systems may last for 30 years with minimal maintenance. There are two main types that can be used for homes, offices and other buildings: a Solar Home System and a Solar Residential System.
A Solar Home System is the simplest system, usually with a 12 V DC circuit, one or more solar panels, a control panel, one or more batteries, several lamps and power sockets. It is a stand-alone system for small houses and businesses without regular power. It is suitable for lights, charging phones, a water pump and other small 12 V DC appliances.
A Solar Residential System is a more advanced system that can be used for homes, offices, clinics and hotels etc., usually with several solar panels, a controller unit, batteries and a inverter (converter) that transforms the low DC voltage into 220 V (or 110V) AC, meaning that it can be used with ordinary applications and combined with regular power. It can therefore also serve as a supplement and a back-up system, in locations with frequent power cut (load shed).
Solar Residential System
The Solar Residential System can be assembled in any configuration.