Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the U.S. has some of the richest solar resources in the world. Solar technologies can harness this energy for a variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.
On grid solar power system is a solar power generation system where it is connected to the utility grid. The electricity produced by the system is routed to the grid from where it is used to run the various appliances. The excess power at any point of time is transmitted back to the grid.
Benefits of on grid solar : Zero Electricity Bills,Passive income generation,Cost-effective and Convenient to install,Easy maintenance.
Off-grid — also known as a stand-alone power system (SAPS).It works by generating electricity from solar panels and using it to charge a solar battery via a charger controller. That electricity is then converted using an inverter so that it can power the home or business appliances. By saving the electricity in a solar battery, it is possible to run home with solar energy, even at night or during times when there is less sun exposure.
Benefits of off grid solar : Zero Electricity Bills,Passive income generation,Cost-effective and Convenient to install,Easy maintenance.
Hybrid solar systems generate power in the same way as the common grid-tie solar system but the main difference is that they use batteries to store energy for later use. It is because of the ability to use store energy most hybrid system to operate as backup power. They used this energy during a blackout which is similar to a UPS system.Traditionally the term hybrid referred to two generation sources such as wind and solar but in the solar world the term 'hybrid' refers to a combination of solar and energy storage which is also connected to the electricity grid.
Benefits of hybrid grid solar : Low cost (off-peak) electricity,Use of stored solar energy during peak evening times,Hybrid inverters have backup power capability,Reduces power consumption from the grid,Enables advanced energy management.
Solar water pumping systems are a modern but field proven means of pumping water in locations where access to grid power is not available, or where the grid is not reliable. These systems use photovoltaic (PV) cells to convert sunlight into electricity to power DC pumps which can be used to pump groundwater or surface water.