Types of Solar PV Systems

In this section, you can learn more about the types of solar power systems that can serve various applications. Not all PV systems are similar in terms of system components, size, and type of application. For example, solar water pumping for rural applications, where there is no access to an electricity grid, utilizes components that are slightly different from rooftop solar systems for commercial applications, where a power grid already exists.

Solar power plants for self-consumption

Avenston designs and builds commercial solar PV power plants. Power generation for self-consumption is an efficient and profitable solution to reduce energy costs for enterprises.
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On-grid Solar Power Plants

This type of solar power plant is used to run parallel to the electrical grid to save on utility bills. Surplus solar electricity can be transferred to the external grid as needed.
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Backup Solar Power Systems

Use of backup solar power-stations together with systems of electric power accumulation and storage allows to completely avoid interruptions in electric power supply.
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Stand-alone Solar Systems

Stand-alone off-grid photovoltaic systems are used where there is no centralized power lines (construction is difficult or economically not feasible) or for power supply to mobile objects.
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Solar PV-Diesel Hybrid Systems

Integrating photovoltaics into existing diesel power systems enables reductions in fuel costs and guarantees an efficient electricity supply.
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Classification of solar power plants (PV power plants)

This article briefly discusses the most popular types of modern photovoltaic solar power plants and offers options for their classification.
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Main equipment for different types of solar PV systems

In order for each of the PV system types to function and deliver usable energy to consumers, a number of components are needed to allow energy to be generated, conditioned, stored, and transferred to end users. So what are these components, according to the classification?

  • The main and only component in the PV system that converts solar radiation into electricity is solar module. It is key power-generating equipment in any solar power system.
  • Solar PV system generates DC electricity, which is not the common form to be used for commercial appliances and utility grids, which usually uses AC electricity. So in order to be able to connect the PV power plant to the grid we need to convert the DC to AC, and that is done using special units also known as solar inverters.
  • Not all energy generates by the PV system is used right away, especially at off-grid systems. So in order to maximize the effective usage of solar modules, we need additional devices to store the energy for later uses, and that is easily done using power banks or energy storage systems.

Our services

Avenston develops and implements different kinds of solar power solutions. The main direction of our activities is the turnkey construction of commercial PV power plants. Our team of engineers and specialists carries out projects from the stages of engineering to the commissioning and subsequent service support during years of operation. Our long-term expertise in solar modules and solar inverters, as well as over 10 years of successful cooperation with leading global equipment manufacturers, allows us to develop reliable solutions with high economic efficiency!

Ground-mounted solar PV farms for industrial enterprises

General contracting for the engineering and construction of ground-based solar power plants for enterprises. Full range of EPC services (Solar PV, PV+BESS). Self-consumption or connection to a grid to sell electricity at commercial market tariffs.
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Rooftop solar PV power plants for business and industry

Avenston designs and builds rooftop solar PV power plants. We accumulated ten years of experience in providing general contracting services in solar power plant construction projects: self-consumption, net billing, backup power, and smart grids.
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BIPV and facade-mounted solar power systems

Our company is a general contractor in the construction of facade solar power plants and photovoltaic solutions integrated into buildings (BIPV systems). Design, construction and commissioning of PV systems integrated into roofs and facades.
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Solar canopies, charging stations and parking lots

Car park solar canopies are one of the popular uses for solar panels. More and more often, such solar sheds are combined with charging stations for electric vehicles, which significantly expands the functionality of parking lots.
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