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Hybrid solar systems combine the best of grid-tied and off-grid solar systems. It is basically grid-tied solar with extra battery storage used to store excess power to offset peak load or night time use. This type of system is not usually intended to take a household ‘off grid,’ although it has the potential to do so.
Benefits of Hybrid Solar vs Grid-tied Solar
A hybrid system means less reliance on the grid, a solar battery is used as a back up when solar power or grid power is not available.
- Batteries allow you to consume almost all the energy you generate. Rather than sending power back to the grid for minimal return, you can store the power and have it available to use whenever you need. More about self consumption.
- Smart inverters let you take advantage of changes in the utility electricity rates throughout the day so you can temporarily store whatever excess electricity your solar panels in batteries, and put it on the utility grid when you are paid the most for every kWh.
- A grid-tied system does not function during power outages but a hybrid system can keep operating.
Plus, existing grid-tied system can be upgraded to a hybrid system using inverter technology such as the SolaX SU Series Intelligent Hybrid Inverter systems.
Read more about why you should consider using a hybrid solar energy system.
Hybrid Solar Systems
The cost of your hybrid solar energy system varies according to the number or size of the array (number of panels) and other system requirements. We are happy to provide you with an free assessment and quote, please contact us or phone 0800 277 548.