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  • Writer's picturePaige Lundry

Grid Tied V.S Off Grid



Grid-tied solar refers to a solar power system that is connected to the electric grid, allowing the user to draw electricity from the grid when the solar panels are not producing enough power, and to sell excess electricity back to the grid when the panels are producing more power than needed. This type of system is the most common and is generally more cost-effective, as it allows users to take advantage of government incentives and lower their electricity bills.


Off-grid solar, on the other hand, is a standalone system that is not connected to the grid. It typically includes a battery bank to store excess power generated during the day for use at night or during times when the sun is not shining. This type of system is often used in remote locations where connecting to the grid is not feasible or cost-effective, and where the electricity demand is relatively low.


Both grid-tied and off-grid solar systems have their advantages and disadvantages, and the choice between the two depends on the user's individual needs, energy goals, and budget. Grid-tied systems are typically more affordable and reliable, while off-grid systems offer greater independence and resilience, but are often more expensive and require more maintenance.

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