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PV Systems

Grid Interactive Systems (Grid-tied)
Sunstore Solar can help you lower your electric bill by installing a solar system that makes enough energy through the day to spin your meter backwards and accredit your account with the utility.  In a "net metered" system the exchange of energy is at a dollar per dollar rate.  So if they charge you 13 cent per kW, then they by it from you for 13 cent.  

Heres how it works.  
Panels send solar energy to inverters that change DC (direct current) electricity into AC (alternating current) electricity.

Power is then sent to your main panel to feed the load directly and offset cost.  All excess goes back to the grid to be accredited.  See our FAQ page for information on local Utility's net metering plans.

Production may be monitored with digital displays, as well as the internet.

Battery Systems
Energy is stored to supply power for a number of needs. A battery system can operate as a "hybrid" grid tied system that has emergency power capabilities or can be completely independent of the grid "off grid".  We specialize in these types of systems for what ever the need.  It was 2008 before South Carolina passed a "grid tied" law,  so all our systems had batteries up to then.  The batteries that we use are completely sealed and maintenance free.        

A solar battery system will keep sensitive loads and critical circuits secure and uninterrupted for short and long term outages.
Independent systems (Off-grid)
With this type of system its all about the relationship between whats coming in and whats going out.  You want to keep your batteries cycle at 10% to 20% of the banks capacity so that if it was not sunny that day you still have enough in reserve to last several more days.  On the flip side of that If you were going completely off grid you want enough generation to make up for any deficits that may be incurred.  
Your battery system can be integrated with a generator to reduce fuel consumption and storage needs in some cases unto 90% and increase quiet time.
 
Water Pumping
Pumping uses DC electricity (without inverting) to run a pump as long as the sun provides.

Water pumped to a storage container can then be saved for later use or even into a reservoir for agricultural or recreational purposes.

Since the nature of water pumping can call for isolated and hard to reach situations, solar can be a viable solution to this valuable resource.

Attic Vent Fans
Cooling is already a challenge without the added resistance of a 130 degree attic over your head.

Attic vent fans are always something to consider when going solar or just to reduce your energy bill.