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 BU609 Photovoltaic Systems for Dwellings

Photovoltaic systems for dwellings are typically small scale systems that absorb sunlight and convert the energy into electricity. 

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They are often grid connected, exporting surplus energy to the national electricity grid and allowing a dwelling to use grid energy as required. 

This bulletin describes the photovoltaic systems and grid connection and briefly addresses economic and sustainability issues. 

The bulletin covers: 

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Solar panels and array frames and solar tiles
  • Inverters
  • System size and dgeneration capacity
  • Installation
  • Supplying the grid
  • Battaries and stand-alone systems
  • PV dedicated to a storage water heater
  • Maintenance
  • The economics of PV generation
  • Sustainability considerations