Installing Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installation Class

Skyline solar - How much does a photovoltaic system cost?

Bill Edwards from Skyline Solar answering questions that I believe are important when considering having a photovoltaic solar system installed.

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A grid-tied solar electric system generates electricity for your home or business and also routes the excess power (generated during daylight hours) back into the utility grid for use after sunset or for compensation from the utility company.

An off-grid or standalone photovoltaic system is when your solar photovoltaic system is not connected to the utility grid.

There are two major categories of solar panels and several sub categories. The primary breakdown is based on how the suns energy is captured and converted.

Photovoltaic technology directly converts sunlight into electricity.
Solar thermal technology harnesses the sun’s heat energy.

There is also another, more important, way to capture and convert solar energy and our lives are dependent on it.

Photosynthesis is the system that our gardens and food forests use to convert sunlight into foods we eat.
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27 thoughts on “Installing Solar Photovoltaic Systems Installation Class”

  1. I am sure you'll learn how to make it if you'll read INPLIX HANDBOOKS from cover to cover 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for posting this video. So many things I wouldn't have thought about, such as using the correct torque.

  3. Dear Mr Henry,I wish you the best and I would like you to give me an advice by how the person can take a job entry or internship in any renewable energy company specially in solar energy to start work in this field.I want to know how to take the right step to work in this career.I have short experience on the off-grid systems .
    all I want from you to tell me how to join your installation lessons and give me all the details to join it .
    thanks

  4. I am still not clear on this.If the grid goes down ,will you still have power for your use till the main power grid come back online ? Or will you have to add the battery back ups to do that.We have lost power here for as much as 7 days .

  5. You answered a lot of my questions. I'm grateful. However, I would like to know what is the average price (parts and installation) of a 7.28 Kwp system in 2016 and how much kwh does it produce in a month in Brownsville, Texas (we have lots of sun)?

  6. Just a minor addition, polycrystalline silicone is when they just melt and cast it, monocrystalline is when they "grow" a single round crystal sort of like candle making. That is why you mostly see them come with rounded corners and why they are more expensive as it takes more time and work.

  7. Thank you! Very thorough and helpful. I'm preparing to install a solar system in San Francisco, and this video has helped me to understand many of the issues involved.

  8. VERY NICELY EXPLAINED *****we do appreciate this ! we live in  a strata property system , when we bought but we need to put all the heads together to make solar system as an investment. California is a sunny state and we need to educate folks to take the benefit.,thanks for the nice video

  9. How much does a photovoltaic system cost?
    1. How do you determine the appropriate size of the system to install?
    2. What factors affect the function of the system?
        a. Southern exposure
        b. Geographic location
        c. Other structures
        d. Lake-effect snow & cloud cover
    3. Ground-mounted vs. roof-mounted
        a. Roof types
        b. Component difference
        c. Cost difference
        d. Benefits vs. drawbacks
    4. Different types of solar panels
        a. Polycrystalline vs Monocrystalline vs Hybrid vs. Thin film
    5. What about efficiency
        a. Cost per kW – the cost per kilowatt of installed power
        b. kWh per kW – number of units of electricity (measured in kWh) generated per         year per kilowatt of installed power
        c. Cost per kWh – the overall price per unit of electricity generated over the lifetime     of the system
    6. Inverters
        a. What does the inverter do?
        b. Micro-Inverters vs. Central Inverters
    7. Grid-tied vs. Off-grid vs. Grid-Tied with Battery Backup 
    8. What about building permits?
    9. Incentives?
    10. What are the benefits of going solar?
        a. Home/property value
        b. Guaranteed performance
        c. Offset CO2 emissions
        d. Non-polluting
        e. Energy independence
        f. Low maintenance
        g. Low cost of operation
        h. Create local jobs
    11. Benefits of owning vs. leasing
    12. What about aesthetics? What do the neighbors, family and friends think after the        systems have been installed?
    13. ROI?

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