You can use all regular home appliances and plug them into the standard plug (110V AC). AC is obtained from DC current with an inverter. We invert the DC power in the batteries to AC.
The lighting is powered by a seperate 24V DC circuit straight out of the batteries. The advantage of 24V DC is that it is safe to touch and there are no conversion losses.
All electricity is generated with solar panels during the day with sunlight and the surplus is stored in batteries. It´s always recommended to use power intensive appliance during the day. It’s a good moment for laundry or some handy man work.
The surplus of solar energy is stored in batteries for night use as lighting and fridge. Batteries store electricity in DC and assure that there is no power spike damaging electronics and provide autonomy in power supply. Also after a hurrican tears down the powerlines, we still have electricity.