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.