Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

CoverDeveloped by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Solar Electricity for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This one provides flow charts for the four most common solar electric system options.


  • Grid-connected systems
  • Grid-connected systems with batteries
  • Off-grid systems
  • PV-direct systems


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