What is Hybrid Solar System?
The hybrid solar system combines the best from grid-tied and off-grid solar systems. These systems can either be represented as off-grid solar with utility backup power or grid-tied solar with extra battery storage.
Having a hybrid solar system means that your solar panels, solar inverter, and battery system are interfacing with the utility grid.
Hybrid Solar Systems are fully programmable
An advantage of hybrid systems is that they are able to control and balance the available sources of energy:
- If the power generated by a solar array is insufficient to supply daytime loads as well as charge your batteries, the system can recharge your batteries from the grid when a lower off-peak electricity rate is available.
- When your electricity usage goes above a certain level, electricity companies may charge you at a higher rate for this increased level of demand. Hybrid systems can provide ‘peak lopping’ where some stored power can be drawn from the batteries to help balance the power usage.
- ‘Grid support’ can also be provided by your hybrid system if your grid connection does not have the capacity to supply a load. The hybrid system could supply the extra power. And this may allow you to avoid a costly mains upgrade to your property.
Equipment for Hybrid Solar Systems
Typical hybrid solar systems are based on the following additional components:
- Charge Controller
- Battery Bank
- DC Disconnect (additional)
- Battery-Based Grid-Tie Inverter
- Power Meter
Battery-Based Grid-Tie Inverter
Hybrid solar systems utilize batter-based grid-tie inverters. These devices combine can draw electrical power to and from battery banks, as well as synchronize with the utility grid.
Hybrid Solar System is an attractive and affordable option for both households and businesses to lower their utility bills and move towards energy independence. If you want to learn more about Hybrid Solar System you can contact us today.