What Equipment Is Needed For A Solar PV System?

The solar PV system is meant to produce usable solar power through photovoltaic technology. How this method works is that certain semiconducting materials are used, which have photovoltaic properties that enable them to convert light into electricity.

Obviously, in order for such a system to work, the installation needs to have exposure to sunlight. The more sunlight, the more energy will be created – it’s as simple as that!

Of course, it’s not just about the sunlight. In order to maximize the harnessing of solar energy, you need to have the right kind of equipment. There are all sorts of PV systems on the market, but in order to make sure you’ll get as much power as possible, you need to get the best possible equipment.

So, which components do you need to ensemble a top-notch PV system?

Main Parts Of A Solar PV System

Generally speaking, each solar photovoltaic system consists of two main parts – let’s take a look at each component.

Solar Panels

Once you decide to go solar, your main objective should be to find high-quality solar panels. Why? Because they’re the ones that do most of the work when harnessing the sun’s energy is concerned. We only install Tier 1 solar panels. Tier 1 panels are defined as being a consistent source list for ‘bankability’ in the solar manufacturing industry. A Tier 1 solar panel receives its designation because they include a very strong warranty and the company who produces the panels is expected to operate the full 25 years of planned operation.


Simply put, an inverter converts your solar energy from DC to AC household energy, which allows you to run your entire house off of the solar energy your system creates. The solar panels on your house only produce DC energy, which is not a useful energy source for homes. That being said, you must have a solar power inverter to transform the energy to AC.

It really is that simple! Of course there are more components needed for your solar system, (i.e. racking, wiring, conduit), but the panels and the inverter are the two main pieces of equipment. Want to see how much you can save by going solar? Get free evaluation for a free and no obligation proposal. You can also calculate solar savings here.