Solar panel systems have drastically changed the way people use electricity to illuminate their houses and heat up appliances. Solar power has certainly made it cheaper to keep homes warm in winters and run ACs in the summer season without worrying about electricity bills. This is one of the main reasons why many American families have made a shift to residential solar panels from the traditional utility.
Solar panels are expensive and its installation is a big project for any house type. There are basically three types of domestic solar panel systems - inter-tied; inter-tied with battery backup; and off-grid. Understanding the features of each residential solar panel systems you can decide on buying the right solar panel system for your home.
1. Grid Inter-Tied Solar Panel Systems: The grid inter-tired residential solar panel systems provide the house owner with the choice to either draw power from traditional electricity or solar panels. They are designed to establish a balance between the production and electricity requirement. The system is suitable for big or joint families with greater utility requirement or houses with limited sun exposure the latter, however, is not necessary. The inter-grid panel system allows the house owners to sell the excess of utility produced by the panels through the popular net metering practice. In case of shortfall in the production, the house owners can switch to the traditional source of electricity.
2. Grid Inter-Tied Solar Power System with Battery Back-up: The grid inter-tied residential solar power system with battery back-up is designed to connect with the traditional electricity grids giving the homeowner the right to swap between the two as required. The system, however, comes with a battery back-up. The excess of power produced by the panels is used to power-up the batteries and draw electricity from them in case of shortfalls. The owner can also sell off the excess amount of utility through the net metering practice. In short, the grid inter-tied residential solar power system with battery backup allows the owners to enjoy uninterrupted utility.
3. Off-Grid Solar Panel Systems: The off-grid solar power system is an independent solar power panel system. It is not connected with the traditional utility grid. The system comes with battery back-up to store surplus production and use it at time of shortfall. In case, the production is not adequate and batteries are removed or out of power an electronic generator is required to be connected to the system to draw power during the shortfall.
You can decide and choose the right solar panel system for your home considering the home utility requirement and the features of each residential solar panel systems. TEO Solar is a leading solar contractor serving Putnam County, Volusia County, Flagler County and surrounding communities. We have the skills and equipment to install, repair, and remove all types of residential as well as commercial solar panels. Contact us today at (386) 437-2671 for a free consultancy.
Bill has been a solar professional for more than 30 years, and has extensive experience in all things solar. During this time, he has seen solar grow, evolve, and improve. His passion is solar.