Solar On-Grid Rooftop Kit
Solar On-Grid Rooftop kit is a solar system that generates electricity and is connected to the utility grid. A grid connected installation ensures you have the electricity you need, whenever you need it – automatically and regardless of weather conditions. With a grid connect system; your property is still connected to the electricity grid for period such as night-time when solar electricity production does not meet your needs.
How a Grid connected System Works
1)Solar Panels convert sunlight into DC electricity.
2) Inverters turn DC electricity into usable AC electricity.
3) Electricity Smart Meters measure how much electricity is used by and how much is sent to the grid.
4) Solar Energy can be used to power any household electrical appliance.
5) Solar Energy that isn’t used by you is fed back into the grid to be used by the utility company.
6) Not only you save money from generating your own electricity, any power your system feeds back into the grid will be credited to you on your next electricity bill.
1. Save more money with net metering
A grid-connection will allow you to save more money with solar panels through better efficiency rates, net metering, plus lower equipment and installation costs:
Batteries, and other stand-alone equipment, are required for a fully functional off-grid solar system and add to costs as well as maintenance. Grid-tied solar systems are therefore generally cheaper and simpler to install.
Your solar panels will often generate more electricity than what you are capable of consuming. With net metering, homeowners can put this excess electricity onto the utility grid instead of storing it themselves with batteries.
Net metering (or feed-in tariff schemes in some countries) play an important role in how solar power is incentivized. Without it, residential solar systems would be much less feasible from a financial point of view.
Many utility companies are committed to buying electricity from homeowners at the same rate as they sell it themselves.
2. The utility grid is a virtual battery
Electricity has to be spent in real time. However, it can be temporarily stored as other forms of energy (e.g. chemical energy in batteries). Energy storage typically comes with significant losses.
The electric power grid is in many ways also a battery, without the need for maintenance or replacements, and with much better efficiency rates. In other words, more electricity (and more money) goes to waste with conventional battery systems.