Stand-Alone Small Solar Electric Systems
A stand-alone small solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) system operates "off-grid" it isn't connected to a electricity distribution grid operated by a utility.
A stand-alone PV system makes sense if any of the following apply:
· You live in a remote location where it's more cost effective than extending a power line to a grid
· You need minimal amounts of power; e.g., irrigation control equipment and remote sensors.
Anyone can take advantage of outdoor solar lighting a stand-alone PV application.