- What is a solar photovoltaic kit?
- What makes up a solar photovoltaic kit?
- The different autonomous solar kits
An isolated dwelling, a nomadic use, completely independent, a solar kit can answer specific needs in energy.
What is a solar photovoltaic kit?
It is a complete kit that uses solar energy to produce electricity. It allows to feed an installation completely autonomous. No connection to the electricity grid, even if possible, will be mandatory. It is possible to feed a isolated dwelling, a camper or even a garden lighting system. Its advantages are numerous: no constraints of work, wide variety of use, more attractive cost, autonomy and possibility of moving the equipment. On the other hand, it is necessary to use a kit with appropriate power as needed. Indeed, in order to invest in the right kit, it is important to define the type of use that you will make in order to avoid damaging your electrical installations.
For example, EDF offers kits with 10 different powers, from 1.5 kWp to 9 kWp. The costs therefore vary from simple to triple.
What makes up a solar photovoltaic kit?
- One or more panels whose power varies according to the model,
- One or more batteries that store energy, or a converter (solar inverter) that provides an AC 230v,
- A solar regulator whose role is to charge the battery and prevent overcharging.
On the other hand, if you want to connect your photovoltaic solar kit to the electrical network, you will need to equip yourself with an inverter.
It is possible to buy all these elements independently but the cost may be higher and the risk is to buy incompatible parts between them.
The different autonomous solar kits
- The basics
They consist of photovoltaic solar panels, solar regulator and batteries. With a power of 12, 24 or 48V, these kits power DC devices such as lighting, measuring tools, mobile home appliances or surveillance cameras.
- The 230v
They are composed of the same elements but also include a DC / AC converter that converts the battery current to 230v. For example, they can power TVs and refrigerators.