What is On-Grid and Off-Grid Solar Power?

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What is On-Grid and Off-Grid Solar Power? 

Deondre Jaskolski Answered question August 6, 2021
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Given all the environmental and economic benefits of solar power, the systems are getting more popular everywhere. However, be it domestic or commercial use, the cost of installing a solar power system is high but is offset in the long run. So when you are making such a heavy investment in equipment you must understand what type of system is ideal to meet your needs. 

There are mainly two types of solar power systems, on-grid, and off-grid. An on-grid system is connected to the regular electricity grid. The off-grid system works independently, with no connection to the utility grid.

The difference between the two types lies in four key factors. With an off-grid system, you are completely reliant on the sunlight and energy stored in the batteries, while in an on-grid system you can get continuous power even with low batteries or no sun. The other difference is in the utilization of excess energy. In off-grid systems, it is stored in the batteries for use at night or cloudy weather, while in an on-grid system the excess power is sent into the system which in turn reduces your electricity bill. When an off-grid system goes down you are left without power, while that is not the case with on-grid systems. There are no electricity bills with off-grid systems but there is an additional cost for batteries and equipment. While in an on-grid system you’ll receive a bill with minimal costs covering fixed expenses of the utility.

The details here matter a lot like a large chunk of your savings will be spent. It is best to do some research before getting a solar power system. To find out more about off-grid and on-grid systems, visit this website.

Deondre Jaskolski Answered question August 6, 2021