Difference Between Grid-Tie and Off-Grid Solar Systems

Publié par Tim Harper le

A grid-tie solar system is connected to the main power grid of a utility company. It uses solar panels to generate electricity, and any excess electricity produced can be sent back to the grid for others to use. The homeowner can then receive credits on their utility bill for the excess energy they produced. This type of system is usually less expensive than an off-grid solar system and allows homeowners to take advantage of net metering incentives.


An off-grid solar system, on the other hand, is not connected to the main power grid. It uses batteries to store electricity generated by the solar panels, which can then be used by the homeowner when the sun is not shining. This type of system requires more equipment than a grid-tie system and can be more expensive to install. However, it provides homeowners with energy independence and is ideal for those who live in remote areas without access to the main power grid.


At Off The Grid Energy Solutions inc, we design both off-grid and grid-tie solar systems tailored specifically to your unique energy demand. Contact us today for a free estimate!


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