TYPE OF SOLAR SYSTEMS
Today, grid tied systems are the most common type of photovoltaic systems. A grid tied system will allow you to save more money with solar panels through better efficiency rates, net metering, plus lower equipment and installation costs. Often, solar panels will generate more electricity than what one is capable of consuming. With net metering, the users can put this excess electricity onto the utility grid instead of storing it themseleves with batteries. Net metering plays an important role in how solar power is incentivized. Without it, the solar systems would be much less feasible from a financial point of view. The utility grid acts as a virtual battery, without the need for maintenance or replacements and with much better efficency rates. Grid tied systems do not provide protection from power cuts. When the electrical grid fails, grid tied systems will not continue to operate. This allows utility employees to fix the power lines safely without wasting time indentifying solar energy systems that are still feeding electricity into the power lines.
An off-grid solar system provides electricity at all times. To ensure this, an off-grid solar system requires battery storage and an inverter. The addition of an inverter allows the system to convert DC (Direct Current) coming from the batteries into AC (Alternating Current). The battery systems conventionaly used have to be replaced after 10 years. They are complicated, expensive and decrease overall system efficiency. Therefore, we have shifted to use of our OEM battery systems Li-Rack, which uses Lithium technology. This enables it to have : a longer life, better efficiency and it also occupies less space. The photovoltaic system ensures that the customer never faces power cuts and can be installed in any location with good solar irradience.
When choosing a solar power system, most households and businesses choose either a grid-connected or an off-grid system. But there's a third option. A hybrid solar system combines the best of both worlds: the convenience of a grid connected system — including the ability to earn from the Net Metering— with the extra peace of mind of a battery backup. This means that even during a power blackout, you still have electricity. “NO BLACKOUTS EVER” Combining energy storage with a grid connection to your property, hybrid systems can provide the flexibility of being able to store the energy you generate during the day instead of feeding it back into the grid - typically at a low feed-in tariff. This energy can then be used in the evening instead of buying power back at a higher price. These hybrid systems are quite sophisticated. They are fully programmable and our in-house designers can custom engineer a system which will provide a smart combination of all the energy sources available to you, giving you a strategic advantage in the reliability, cost and environmental impact of electricity usage with the world’s best batteries.