Investing in a solar energy system can save you a significant amount of money. In addition, solar energy systems are now more affordable than before. However, there are many different kinds of solar systems on the market. You need to understand how they work. In today’s article, Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., the top solar panel company in our area, explains the differences between grid-tied, off-grid and hybrid solar energy systems.
A grid-tied solar energy system is dependent on your municipality’s electrical grid. The energy it generates is sent through a grid-tied inverter that then converts it to AC power that’s compatible with the grid in your area. This solar power system is the most affordable option available because the system doesn’t require extra equipment and the system requires very little maintenance. Currently, it is the most stable and most efficient way to use solar panels.
A hybrid solar power system can give you the advantages of grid-tied and off-grid systems. A hybrid systems uses less grid electricity than a grid-tied system and it also uses the solar battery as a backup in case your area’s electric grid goes down. Since this solar battery discharges less frequently, it lasts longer than the solar battery in an off-grid system. As a solar installation expert, we believe that this system is a good choice for homeowners that want to have backup power for their homes.
Off-grid systems can give you complete independence from the electric grid. However, they require additional hardware. Because of this additional hardware, off-grid solar power systems tend to be more expensive than grid-tied systems. However, this system is the most eco-friendly and sustainable home energy setup. Off-grid systems are ideal for remote places where the electric grid isn’t stable and it is ideal for homeowners who want to untether themselves from the electric grid.
Our solar panels can save you money and make your home more energy-independent. Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. has been in business for over a decade and we provide reliable and sustainable alternative energy systems to our customers, along with a host of other home improvement and HVAC services. We serve many areas in California including Oakland, CA. Call us at (925) 62-SOLAR to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.