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HOW DOES GRID TIE SOLAR WORK?

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Grid Tie Solar is an alternative power system designed for homes and commercial buildings where they are connected to the electricity company (or grid).

The system provides a way for you to produce your own power and thereby reduce your electricity bill, any excess power that is made can be fed back into the mains grid electricity provider.
 
This means that when the system is generating more electricity than is needed, for example, during the day when no one is home, you could be paid for the surplus.
 
Each electricity retailer has their own terms and conditions for buying excess electricity. The price that they offer per kilowatt hour (kWh), called the ‘buy-back' price, will also vary.
These systems are called ‘grid-connected', ‘grid-tied', or ‘grid-interactive'.
 

WHAT DOES A GRID TIE SOLAR SYSTEM INCLUDE?

A Grid Connected Solar (PV) System consists of 2 main elements:
  1. Solar Panels – Capture the sun’s energy and convert it to electricity using photovoltaic (PV) cells. This electricity is collected and used in your home
  2. Inverter – Changes the DC solar power into useable 240 volt AC electricity which is the most common type used by most household appliances and lighting.

 

WHAT SIZE SYSTEM?

The size of the Grid Connected Solar System you install is only limited by budget and roof space. Systems are measured in terms of the generating capacity (kW).
Typically homeowners and small businesses will install a system with an initial capacity of between 1.0 to 5.0kW, although we can install systems up to 10.0kW.
For commercial or  industrial property owners systems up to 1 MW is available  single and three phase connections possible 

Often, owners choose to install an Invertor with a larger capacity so that they can expand their system in years to come with the simple addition of more panels if they choose.

The cost of the system is dependent on system generating capacity, ease of installation.
 

MAKE LIFE EASIER WITH AN EXPERIENCED PROVIDER YOU CAN TRUST

At Current Generation we are a one stop shop supplying a complete range of quality components, consulting with you, designing and installing your grid-tie system.  We will also liaise with the network company and electricity retailer. This makes the whole process easier for you. 
 

Ask us about designing and installing your system today!

 

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