Frequently Asked Questions
A photovoltaic system is most often tied into the main distribution panel of the entire house. Most times, electricity is generated and excess (power not used at this moment) is “sold” back to the utility. Today's Energy Star rated refrigerators are relatively efficient. Powering a refrigerator using a traditional grid-tied solar energy system is the best option, because refrigerators require power at night when the sun is not shining. Whether you have a solar energy system installed or not, investments in efficient appliances are always a good idea.
Technology available today for directly solar powered refrigeration does not provide the convenience and efficiency required for the typical home. Batteries would be required to power a refrigerator when the sun is not shining.