Photovoltaic Solar Power Systems

Photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems draw on solar cells that convert sunlight directly into electricity. To learn about these systems, see:

Once you're ready to investigate using PV systems on your tribal lands, it's time to think about how best PV can meet your tribe's energy needs. Some important considerations include:

Useful, detailed information on sizing, designing, and installing a PV system is also available under Small Solar Electric Systems in the Make Your Own Clean Electricity section of DOE's "Consumer's Guide to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency."