Includes all components other than the solar panels. Balance-of-system components include inverters, batteries, enclosures, disconnects, combiner boxes, charge controllers, onitors & meters, wiring & connectors. In both grid-tie and off-grid solar PV systems, solar panels are at the top of the electricity production process.
An ePanel is a product manufactured by Midnite Solar that accomodates several models of inverters and controllers.
A circuit breaker is an automatically operated electrical switch designed to protect an electrical circuit from damage caused by overload or short circuit. Its basic function is to detect a fault condition and interrupt current flow.
A surge protector (or surge suppressor) is an appliance designed to protect electric devices from voltage surges.
Disconnects are used to ensure that an electrical circuit is completely de-energised for service or maintenance.
Wiring and cables are used to connect solar panels with controllers and controllers with inverters and/or batteries.