Pv Grid Tied Solar

Grid-Tied or Grid-Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Panels in Solar Systems, Solar Energy PV Panels, Photovoltaics, Solar Power, Renewable Energy, Alternative Energies, Solar, Wind, Geothermal, DFW, Dallas Fort Worth North Texas North Central Texas Photovoltaics: PV Solar Systems

Grid-Tiedor Grid-Connected Solar SystemsAlternative orRenewable Energy for Green Homesand Businesses

DFW Home News/Events Energy Audit Green Building Green Economics Green Remodel Consult Renewable Energy Solar Electricity Solar Hot Water Solar Pool Heating Rainwater Wind DFW Green Building e-Letter DFW Renewable Energy e-Letter DFW Sustainable Living e-Letter

News of Renewable & Alternative Energy

Join our email list here

Renewable Energy& Green ServicesConsultingEconomics of GreenEnergy AuditsGreen BuildingGreen RemodelingRainwater HarvestingRenewable EnergySolar ElectricSolar Hot WaterWind EnergyGlossary

With a grid-connected solar system, you are using the grid to store your excess electricity. Alternating current electricity is fed directly into your home just as it is now. You should not notice any difference in your power–just a difference in your electricity bill.

You actually work in tandem with your retail electricity provider. If you do not generate enough power from your solar system, i.e., night, bad weather, or higher demands, the "grid" kicks in and provides the power you need.

One other advantage of a grid-tied system is that you do not have to buy a battery bank. The batteries:

  • Add to cost of system.
  • Last only for a limited time.
  • Take up space.
  • Reduce the amount of usable electricity produced.
  • Require more equipment.
  • Require more maintenance.
  • Contain hazardous heavy metals.

Power Generation

You will (probably) generate enough power for day use, then literally be in the dark at night.

However, some areas do have consistent and/or lengthy power outages.

If you need to compensate for power outages, you might consider a backup system of either a battery bank or a fossil-fuel generator.

Grid-Tied System Click to enlarge

Green & Renewable Energy 972 251-1532 or 817 433-2553

Subscribe to free Dallas-Fort Worth Renewable Energy e-newsletter

Sent periodically with home remodeling news and information. Also includes calendar of green events and classes.

Home Contact Consult

Note: The opinions expressedherein are exclusively those of the writers or other participants and do not necessarily reflect theposition of CyberParent. They are not intended to take the place of advice of ahealth, legal, or other professional whose expertise you might need to seek.

You might also like More from author