Grid-tied solar systems are connected to the utility grid via a grid-tie inverter. The grid-tie inverter enables a two-way transfer of power between the home’s solar-powered system and the grid. They don’t include any battery storage — they use the grid as a battery instead.

That means that when a grid-tied system produces more power than the home needs, the surplus power isn’t wasted. The system uses its connection to the grid to export the excess power to the utility.

A grid-tied electrical system, also called tied to grid or grid tie system, is a semi-autonomous electrical generation or grid energy storage system, which links to the mains to feed excess capacity back to the local mains electrical grid. When insufficient electricity is available, electricity drawn from the mains grid can make up the shortfall.

A grid-tied system’s two-way relationship with the grid offers homeowners a major benefit: they can use it to take advantage of net metering.

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Where available, net metering lets homeowners earn bill credits for every watt of excess solar energy they send back to the grid. These ‘payments’ allow the homeowner to dramatically reduce, or even eliminate, their utility usage charges.

Why Should You Install a Grid-Tie Energy System?

For the most part, many people choose to install grid-tie systems because they want to reduce their utility bills while also helping the environment in whatever way they can. Your grid-tied system, once it’s all bought, hooked up, and installed, is free. You don’t have to really worry about maintenance or upkeep, as it has a long lifespan and doesn’t require much maintenance at all. This can help lower your utility bill astronomically. In addition, if you have any excess power produced, it’s pushed back into the grid which can help turn your meter backward.

The Main Components You’ll Need

A grid-tied solar energy system can come with a lot of components and it’s always good to have some knowledge about what each component is and does. A simple breakdown of the elements is as follows:

Solar Modules: Any off-grid solar power systems will need solar modules. They are the main component of a grid-tied energy system (and really any type of solar energy system), as this is where the sunlight is absorbed, and the energy is converted into DC electrical power.

Solar Modules Mounts/Racks and Solar Trackers: Solar modules need all the stability they can get, especially if it’s particularly windy in your local region. By having module mounts or racks, you won’t have to worry about your modules becoming damaged. Solar trackers are also important, as they can help move or tilt a module to get the most of the morning and afternoon sunlight.

Inverter: An ⦁ inverter is incredibly important, as this is the component that will convert the DC power gained from the solar modules into AC power that can be used throughout your household.

Grid Disconnect: A grid disconnect is handy to have, as it stops the electricity flow between your solar modules and your electrical system. This is really useful whenever maintenance needs to be done, as it keeps you or anyone else safe (ACDB).

Combiner Box: If you’re looking for ways to keep all of your components together in a neat little box, this combiner box is a must.

DC Disconnect: A DC disconnect also safely turns off and shuts down your solar power system, which is helpful for maintenance or repair (DCDB).