Grid-tie Solar Systems

How Solar Power Saves You Money

As the cost of electricity continues to go up, and the amount you receive on your paycheck appears to keep going down, it is more important than ever to save money wherever you can. Electricity, and your power bill, is one area that keeps climbing in cost and in order to ease the burden of that bill, you can look at ways to utilize natural sources of energy to supplement your energy costs specifically through use of solar energy, or photovoltaics. In fact, there are many types of solar energy systems to consider.

What is a Solar Power System?

Utilizing solar power or solar energy, is a great way to even out the cost of your electric bill because once you have installed solar panels through a grid-tie system, any excess energy that is produced will go back to the utility company and you will receive credit for that excess energy. If, during any subsequent month, your solar production level do not meet with the amount of energy you use, the credits earned prior allow you to use power from the grid without additional out-of-pocket cost. While there are different solar power systems to choose from, the most cost-effective option is a grid-tie system.

What are Grid-tie Solar Systems?

Grid-tie solar systems are systems in which solar panels are installed on your home, business, or other area, and then the solar power and light from the sun is collected through the panels, which energy is then transferred to an inverter, which then allows you to utilize the power for your needs. Any excess energy that is gathered is then transferred to your utility company through the grid, and because of your energy contribution, the utility company will typically give you credit for the excess solar power you provide.

Grid-tie Solar System Benefits

The grid-tie system is more cost-efficient than other solar systems because instead of having to buy a battery back up system, or building a solar system for off-grid purposes, the utility company acts as your battery backup, alleviating the cost of purchasing a back up system, and saving you money each month through your use of solar power, and also through any excess energy you give back to the utility company. Saving money on your electric bill is more possible than ever using a grid-tie system, plus the cost to install a grid-tie system is the cheapest option available when looking at ways to utilize solar energy and power, and save money at the same time. Another benefit to having a grid-tie system is that, because you are still connected to the utility company, if there were to be a lot of dark, rainy days in a row, you wouldn’t be without power because you would still be able to use energy from the utility company, versus having to rely solely on solar energy or a battery back up system.

Cost Benefits from Grid-tie Systems

Installing a solar power system can ultimately make you money in the future as down the road, the cost of building credit with the utility company and using this natural source of power will pay itself off. For additional information, or to learn the specifics of how a grid-tie solar power system can benefit your household, contact a Big Dog Solar specialist today. Then you’ll begin to see the cost of your electric bill go down and the savings benefits go up.