Deciding to put solar on your roof is a big investment to make and you want to make sure that the installed system is correct and tailor-made to your needs. There are 3 kinds of solar system currently available in the market: Grid-Tie, Off Grid, and Hybrid system – each catering to different situations, conditions, and client expectations for a solar system. How do the three differ from each other?
Grid Tie System
Grid tie system is the most popular and practical build for homeowners especially in Metro Manila and areas where there is a stable supply of grid power. A grid tie system is interconnected to the grid, meaning that during daytime, the power that your house uses comes from your solar, and during night time, the grid supplies your electricity. This system uses a grid-tie inverter which regulates the power coming from your panels and increases the voltage slightly higher from the grid to make sure that solar will be your first priority power. In case your solar underperforms and fails to deliver the power needed by your household due to cloudy weather or system failure, it automatically switches your source back to the grid, making it seamless and preventing any unwanted power interruption. However, since it is ‘tied’ to the grid, no grid power means no solar power even though the sun is shining brightly outside.
A grid tie system is good for homeowners who are looking more into monthly savings from their monthly electric bills. The grid tie investment has the fastest ROI among the various solar system options, thanks to the Net Metering Program – wherein you can sell any excess or unused power to the grid and earn credits. In doing this, you can use those credits to offset nighttime consumption, and the result is a significantly reduced electric bill.
An independent system on its own, an off-grid system is built to stand alone which means it operates without having power from the grid at all. The off-grid is perfect for power-starved areas that do not get any power supply from their electric utility, or areas that constantly suffer from grid failures. The off-grid system includes power storage and needs batteries to work. In this type of system, power is stored to the battery to be able to provide electricity all the time. This system is high maintenance and can be costly because of the occasional battery and charge controller replacements.
When you want an over-all energy security system, the hybrid system is perfect for you. A hybrid system is a mix of a grid tie and off-grid system, hence the term hybrid. It also has batteries, similar to an off-grid setup but at the same time, you are also connected to the grid. This system can be programmed to sell the excess power to the grid or use it to charge the batteries, which you can later use during the night or during power outages. A hybrid system is likewise higher in cost compared to a grid tie, and will also require you to maintain and replace the batteries from time to time.
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