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Photovoltaic (PV) devices convert the suns energy into DC (Direct Current) electricity.  With the appropriate power conversion equipment, PV systems can produce AC (alternating current) electricity which is compatible with any conventional appliances.

Common uses for simple systems include:

  1. To charge batteries

    Incentives Programs
    Regulatory and financial incentives, such as tax credits, low interest loans, grants, special utility rates, and technical assistance to encourage the installation of photovoltaic systems are all available, though they vary from region to region. Click here to get a list



    PV systems do not burn  fuel and have no moving parts, making them clean and silent.

    PV systems do not produce atmospheric emissions or greenhouse gases that have detrimental effects on the planet.


  2. Road signs
  3. Calculators
  4. Phone call boxes

Larger and more complex systems create more power and are used:

  1. To operate motors
  2. Refrigeration
  3. Water pumping
  4. Telecommunications
  5. Power residential and commerial businesses


Key Benefits

bulletEnergy independence
bulletEnvironmental compatibility
bulletThe fuel (sunlight) is free,
bulletNo noise or pollution is created from operating PV systems.
bulletRequire minimal maintenance and have long service lifetimes.


This page is intended for informational purposes only. Wheat Ridge Solar does not install PV systems, but we will help you from a consulting standpoint.


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