Solar Energy 101

Going Beyond Rooftops with On-grid and Off-grid Systems

Anywhere there's sky

These days, PV technology is extending beyond rooftops into locations that have never known the benefits of electricity. As on-grid applications bring cleaner power to wired homes, so, too, do off-grid systems empower those without electric refrigeration and lighting. Along the way, SolarWorld has led the world industry in rural electrification and sustainable practices. While rooftop systems provide countless homes and businesses with power right where they most need it, such installations are far from the only kinds of PV projects harnessing photons. 

 Ground mounted solar systems

Ground-mounted solar systems make sense where roofs are unavailable or inadequate. Modules are mounted on racks anchored into the ground.

 
 Solar carports and canopies Solar canopy and carport systems can provide shelter and produce power in parking lots and exterior corridors.
 Utility-scale solar systems for large solar projects Utility-scale solar systems come in a variety of dimensions, but all produce enough electricity to power many buildings.
 Solar tracking systems Solar tracker systems increase their output power by moving to follow the sun’s path.