How Solar Grid-Tied Systems Work
If you have been considering upgrading your home to solar power, you may have heard a technician refer to a grid-tied system. But what does this mean? And how do solar grid-tied systems work? Keep reading what you need to know, courtesy of our solar experts at Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Solar.
What Is a Solar Grid-Tied System?
A solar grid-tied system connects your solar panels directly to your electrical system via a two-way meter. This equipment can be installed in residential and commercial properties, or for utility applications. Solar grid-tied systems offer financial pay-back incentives while also creating sustainable, renewable energy for the grid. Your area utility company will bill you for the difference in the energy that was produced, which will generally come out to less than you would pay for typical grid energy.
Solar grid-tied systems have become increasingly popular as homeowners have realized they are a great way to reduce energy costs, even though they do not guarantee you will have power if the electrical grid gets taken out (for this, consider installing a backup generator.) They are also less expensive than some other solar systems, are easily customizable for your specific energy needs and with the long-term savings they offer, you can re-coup the cost of installation in a matter of years.
Call Valley for All Your Solar Needs
If you are interested in reducing your energy costs and doing something good for the planet, call Valley for solar installation today. We can offer you a brand new solar system that will provide excellent energy storage, as well as maintenance services to help you keep your solar system working for years to come. Call now for more information, and do not hesitate to ask us about current specials and financing options.