Is having a grid tie system installed equivalent to a zero bill?
Learn more from the solar experts!
Grid Tie System
A grid tie system is a solar energy system that is interconnected to your utility grid. This system uses solar as the “first priority” power to be used during the daytime. It is important to remember that a grid tied system doesn’t have to meet the entire power demands of the home. During cloudy days, night time or when the solar panels are not producing at full efficiency, the home can get energy from the grid.
When the grid tie system produces more power than what you consume, the excess or surplus power is exported and can be sold to the utility company via the “Net Metering” Program. The credits earned can offset your night time and weekend energy usage. This is how you can achieve the fastest ROI in the grid tie system and why it is considered the most efficient solar system. It also makes the zero bill possible!
A small to average sized system is a common build for starters and homeowners who are interested in going solar. Normally, the size of their system is tailor-made to their monthly power consumption and after installing solar, their electric bills decrease from 30% to 75%. Thrilled by this phenomenon, one of our clients even said “Parang na-addict ako sa solar noong nakita ko yung menos sa kuryente, gusto kong i-zero out na yung bill ko!” Some homeowners will even expand their system to the extent of filling out their entire roof with solar panels!
It’s not hocus pocus!
This is not an exaggeration but a “zero bill” home is actually a household with an electric bill of Php0.00 each month. When a homeowner installs solar – three times than their recommended system, their solar production triples in amount, greatly offsetting their daytime and nighttime usage. The combining factors of surplus power exporting to the grid and greater solar power production compared to consumption results in a zero or negative utility build. This is also referred to as a net-home or a zero-energy building which creates their energy through renewable sources such as solar.
Steps to a Zero Bill
- Install a solar system of the biggest capacity (meaning maximize your roof space).
- Apply for Net Metering with your utility company (so that you can earn credits for the excess power produced by your solar system). Apply for Peak Off-Peak (POP) if you use more power at night time (so that your night-time electricity costs are cheaper than your daytime costs).
- Use energy-saving appliances (LED lights, aircons, etc.)
Turning on the sun
At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.
Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar
Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.
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