Hybrid Solar System

Hybrid solar systems generate power in the same way as a common On-Grid solar system but use special hybrid inverters and batteries to store energy for later use. Most hybrid systems can function as a backup power source during a blackout, much like a UPS system, thanks to their capacity for energy storage.

In addition, hybrid systems also allow for the excess energy to be sent back to the grid, providing an additional source of income and reducing reliance on traditional fossil fuels. In the solar industry, the term “hybrid” refers to a system that uses a combination of solar and batteries and can communicate with the electrical grid. This allows for more efficient and cost-effective use of energy, making it a popular choice for households and businesses.

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What is a battery ready system?

A battery can be added much more easily in the future because the majority of contemporary hybrid inverters come with a built-in battery charger and connection, thus, called a Battery Ready System. However, it is important to note that hybrid inverters are more expensive, and if you don’t add batteries during the initial installation, finding compatible batteries in a few years may be challenging given how quickly technology is developing.

System Components

The components which are necessary for a hybrid solar system are given below

  • PV panels
  • Charge Controller
  • Battery Bank
  • DC Disconnect (additional)
  • Battery-Based Grid-Tie Inverter
  • Power Meter

How Hybrid Solar Systems Work

Battery-based grid-tie inverters are used in hybrid solar systems to manage and balance available energy sources. They can synchronize with the utility grid, drawing electricity from and into battery banks. This allows the system to function as a backup power source during a blackout, while also allowing excess energy to be sent back to the grid for additional income. The use of battery-based grid-tie inverters in hybrid solar systems is becoming increasingly popular as it allows for more efficient and cost-effective use of energy, making it a smart choice for households and businesses looking to upgrade their energy system.

  • A hybrid system can recharge your batteries from the grid when a lower off-peak electricity rate is available if the power generated by a solar array is not enough to power daytime loads and charge your batteries.
  • Electricity providers may charge you more when your usage of electricity exceeds a certain threshold due to the higher demand. Hybrid systems can provide ‘peak lopping’ where some stored power can be drawn from the batteries to help balance the power usage.
  • Your hybrid system can also provide “Grid support” if your grid connection is unable to handle a load. The hybrid system might provide the additional power. And by doing this, you might be able to save money by not having to upgrade your property’s mains.

You won’t have to worry about anything related to solar. Reach us for a trusted and efficient Hybrid solar system set up. Also keep in mind we also offer free site evaluation and quotation.

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