Extracting and utilizing the renewable energy source is the current necessity of the world where the non-renewable source of energy is available on limited stock. In order to utilize the maximum of energy, many people are opting for installation of a solar unit in residential and commercial places. Fire Mountain Solar offers a full-service installation for Grid Tie or Off-Grid type of solar power system for Washington residents.
Off Grid Solar Power systems are popularly known for its DIY culture and before installing the Off Grid Solar Power systems one should note a point that this power system is highly dependable. That is in loss of supply of current there’s no utility company to fix it. Also as the Off Grid Solar Power systems are placed far from the nearest hardware store getting access to the parts is difficult so getting off-Grid batteries, as add-on accessories will boost the efficiency of the system. Off Grid batteries are a key component in Off Grid Solar Power systems. Without it, no power can be redeemed from the system when the system is not producing enough electricity, like in night hours, on cloudy days or when utility service is out of reach.Off-Grid Batteries the true companion
It is the most complicated component of the Off Grid Solar Power systems and cost a lot in terms of money. It comes with new technologies enclosed in it as the trendiest thing in the market under the name of Lithium-ion, sealed gel, flooded lead acid, flow, and salt water battery technologies. Lithium-ion Off-Grid batteries are known for its advantageous property of being used in stationary storage applications. Sealed Gel batteries have a key factor in it that is it requires less maintenance and has a superior charge current handling capabilities, with lower installation cost, and high recharge efficiency during its usage. Flooded Lead Acid batteries are cost-effective and come with a clear performance certificate in standalone applications. As a part of its maintenance, it will need regular maintenance in the form of electrolyte level check-ups, adding distilled water regularly, periodically cleaning the surface and regular boosts charging to overcome acid stratification. In addition to this, an Off Grid Solar Power systems working on Off-Grid batteries virtually will need a charge controller. The most efficient charge controller in the market is MPPT Solar charge controller.MPPT or Maximum Power Point Tracking Solar Charge Controller
MPPT Solar charge controller is an electronic DC to DC converter that functions well in optimizing the difference between the Solar panels and the off-Grid batteries. To understand it clearly in simple words it converts a higher voltage DC output from solar panels down to lower voltage needed to store the energy in the Off-Grid batteries. An MPPT can be used in any other renewable energy sources such as wind power turbines, water turbines etc. All recently designed MPPT Solar charge controllers work totally on a microprocessor controlled system.