On Grid Solar System
The most economical solar solution that enables consumers to use their solar panel system with grid support is an On-Grid solar system, also called the grid-tied solar system. The connection to the grid lets the system be used without any batteries, which makes it highly affordable and reliable.
These systems are most widely used in Pakistan, particularly in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. These solar energy options are effective and affordable, and many homeowners use them because they are cost-effective and offer the option of net metering. The industrial users mostly use this system because they do not require batteries that will be very expensive for the industrial machinery.
On-Grid vs. Off-Grid
What is the difference between On-Grid and Off-Grid? This a famous question, but not a tricky one;
The main componential difference between the two different solar power systems is the presence of a solar battery. In an Off-Grid solar system, solar power is stored in a battery and is extracted from there by the different household appliances. This makes an Off-Grid solar system totally independent.
On the other hand, On-Grid solar power systems are tied directly to the grid and give the excessively produced power there, to benefit from net-metering and thus, reduce your bills even near zero. Removing batteries from the equation can save you a lot of money besides the money you will be saving by net-metering.
How On Grid Solar Systems Work
A grid-tied solar system, also known as a “grid-connected” or “on-grid” system, is a type of solar power system that is connected to the utility grid. These systems use solar panels to convert the sun’s energy into electricity, which is then used to power the home or business. Any excess electricity generated by the system is sent back to the grid, and the homeowner or business owner is credited for that electricity. This allows the homeowner or business owner to offset their electricity usage and potentially save money on their utility bills. The on-grid solar system has the following components:
A solar panel, also known as a photovoltaic panel, is an essential component of any solar power system that converts the energy from the sun into usable electricity. It is made up of several solar cells that are connected together, typically encased in a weatherproof material such as tempered glass. These cells are made from semiconductor materials, usually silicon, which absorbs the sunlight and generates a flow of electricity. The more sunlight that hits the cells, the more electricity is produced.
The electricity generated by a solar panel is direct current (DC) electricity, which is then passed through a solar inverter to convert it into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is the type of electricity that is used in homes and businesses. The precise size and the number of solar powers you will require depends upon your energy consumption. Feel free to contact us for a free site evaluation and Quotation!
Direct Current (DC) is the form of energy that is generated in the PV cells and delivered to the inverter with the aid of connecting wires. The appliances at the location cannot use this direct current because all electrical appliances require alternating current within a specific voltage range in order to be used to their full potential. This is where Grid-tie inverters come in use, as their job is to convert it into a usable state.
SolarFlare offers grid-tie inverters that are the most effective and ensures that there is little current loss. The on-grid solar inverter transforms the current into alternating current, which has an average voltage of 240 volts so that it can be used by appliances. The inverter is also known as the brain of the solar panel system for this reason, as it controls all input and output functions to guarantee the system’s proper operation.
Connection to the Grid
Connecting a solar power system to the utility grid, also known as “grid-tie” or “grid-connection,” involves several steps such as performing a site assessment to determine the best location and size of the system, obtaining necessary permits and approvals from local government and utility company, installing the solar panels, connecting the system to the grid using a device called grid-tie inverter (GTI) which converts the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used in homes and businesses, and finally getting inspections and approvals from the utility company before the system can start sending power to the grid. Once the process is completed, the homeowner or business owner will be credited for any excess electricity generated by the system.
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