What Is On-Grid Solar Power
Solar power offers many benefits to home and property owners, most notably a reduction in electricity costs upto zero. Grid-tied/On-Grid solar power system is connected, or “tied” to the existing electrical grid. The Electricity which is generated by the solar panels flow freely back to the grid, and to the utility company. The household or commercial property that benefits from the system is credited for the electricity generated by the solar panels. As long as the solar array generates more electricity than the household consumes, the electricity will be free. If the household or business consumes more electricity than is generated, it will be billed for only the excess consumption. In the instances where the solar array is not generating enough electricity to power the home/institution, the electrical grid will supply electricity whenever needed. This is great news for home owners who may not have enough sun exposure or space on their property for all of the panels required to power their home, because they can still discount their current electricity rates, and reduce their environmental impact.