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greenenergy posted a blog entry in Green EnergyThese days more and more people think about the advantages that they can experience when they decide to go off the grid and make full use of solar panels for their home. This is a smart decision to make, the thing you need to understand is that you need to know the components that make up these systems. This will be useful information that will help you when you need it the most in the process of building your own system or when you are in need of having to make much-needed replacements to parts that have failed. So let’s dive into this subject and show you the things that you need to seriously think about when it comes to solar power components. The first thing that needs to be addressed quickly is the fact that you will want to think about going basic with the setup that you are doing. This is important in the fact that you can go with a basic setup and save a good amount of money and get a good return on your initial investment. The first component of these systems is that of the panels themselves. This will be the biggest cost that you will have to fork over out of pocket. It is important that you take note of the placement of your panels like these will make a big difference in the quality of performance that you will get from your panels and will determine exactly how well that these operate on the whole. The next thing is the mounting equipment that you will use to mount your panels. This has a duel edge sword to it as you will need to be aware of the placement of this first for the fact that you will want to get the best benefit from these over the course of a year or so. In addition to this, you will want to keep an eye on this as you will need to have these mounted for at least 25 years or more. Inverters are the things that take the solar energy and convert it into energy that you can use for your home. This is an element that can break easily so it is best to always go with a quality product when you can. The tracking mounts are another element that is crucial as these allow the panels to adjust throughout the day to ensure that you are getting the most exposure from the sun. make sure that you take some time to buy the ones that will move bilaterally as this will give you the best overall results for your solar panel efforts. The last components are that of the electrical. You will want to make sure that you have installed disconnect switches, meters and wiring to help and keep your system running the way that it should for the most part. A disconnect switch will be vital in helping you to be able to cut the power should something odd happen with your electrical system it will be vital that all the members of your family know where this is so that they can easily reach it and be able to kill the power to the system. As you can see the solar power components are very important to the operation of a system that you will be able to get the most out of. Not letting this subject get to you, will be vital in helping to create a money saving opportunity.