March 16, 2018
When purchasing a solar system, you have two main options to choose from – grid-tied and off-grid. As the name implies, grid-tied solar means the solar system is connected to the electrical grid, and off-grid solar means the solar system is not connected to the grid.
In order to pick the right type of system, it’s important to list the goals you’re hoping to achieve by adding solar energy. Here at Paradise Energy Solutions, we only sell grid-tied solar systems, but we realize it’s important to consider the pros and cons of both grid-tied solar and off-grid solar, so you can identify the system that best meets your goals.
A grid-tied solar system is connected to the electrical grid and requires the grid to be running for the solar system to produce energy.
Pros of a Grid-Tied Solar System:
Cons of a Grid-Tied Solar System:
Many people like the idea of installing an off-grid solar system because of the independence and the stability the solar system will bring to their lives. However, this is only achievable with the appropriate equipment and batteries.
Pros of a Off-Grid Solar System:
Cons of a Off-Grid Solar System:
For most people, a grid-tied solar system is a solid investment that provides security and predictability for their business, farm or home. The payback for a grid-tied solar system is shorter and there are fewer components that could need to be replaced in the future. An off-grid solar system is a good option for some cabins and more isolated areas, however at this time, off-grid systems struggle to compete with the payback and ROI of a grid-tied system.
If you would like to learn more about grid-tied and off-grid solar, give us a call at 877-851-9269 or send us a message. We’re here to help you make the best investment decision for your business, farm, and home.