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What types of solar Panel systems are available?

Solar is not a “one size fits all” approach. In fact, a solar panel system should be personalized to your homes energy consumption . Depending on your energy needs, you will have the option to choose between several types of solar panel systems. There are three main type of solar energy systems: Grid- Tied, Off-Grid- or a Solar Hybrid System.

3 main type of solar Panel systems

There are various types of solar energy systems available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
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Grid-tied Solar System

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Off-Grid Solar System


Solar Hybrid System

Benefits of a Grid-Tied Solar System

Grid-tied solar systems are the most common residential solar installation in the nation. These systems work by converting sunlight into electricity, sending the excess energy back to the electric grid for future use like at night time or during cloudy weather. Being connected to the grid also means you can take advantage of net metering, a billing arrangement in which the utility company credits customers for the excess solar power they generate, and exported back to the grid. The solar credits will be reflected on your monthly utility bill.

Retail Energy Providers (REP) like Green Mountain Energy, Pulse Power, and Chariot Energy offer net metering plans to AEP, Centerpoint and Oncor Customer in Texas. Not all net metering policies are the same, so make sure to research which REP has the best policy available.

Grid- Tied systems are a great option for homeowners who’s primary goal is to save money.

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Benefits of a Off-Grid Solar System

Off- Grid solar systems are often used for remote locations with no access to the grid. These systems are usually larger and more expensive than grid-tied solar power systems.The size of off-grid solar panels and batteries is typically larger than those used in grid-connected solar panel systems because they need generate and store enough energy for longer periods of time when there is no sun.

Off-Grid solar systems are perfect for those who do not have access to an electric power grid.

Benefits of a Solar Hybrid System

Solar hybrid systems are a great way to generate electricity and store it for future use. A hybrid solar system intelligently switches between using solar power, battery storage and grid power. It allows you to avoid using grid power at peak prices leading to bill savings.

Solar Hybrid system provide you with a reliable source of power even in times of grid outages and are a great option for those with time of use (TOU) rates

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Solar System FAQs

Solar batteries store the excess energy generated by your solar panels so that it can be used later, when the sun is not shining. When your solar panels produce more electricity than your home is using, the excess energy is stored in the solar battery. When your home needs more electricity than the solar panels are producing, such as at night or during a power outage, the energy stored in the battery is used to power your home.

Solar storage refers to the use of batteries to store excess energy generated from solar panels for later use. This allows homeowners or businesses to use their own stored energy instead of relying on the traditional grid, and can also provide backup power during outages. In simple terms, it’s a way to store the energy from the sun so it can be used even when the sun isn’t shining.

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