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What is a Grid Tie Inverter?

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How Does a Grid Tied Solar System Work?

A grid tied solar system is one that is connected to your existing utility grid. The solar panels, using a grid tie inverter, convert DC into AC and use that to power the system. If you make more energy than your home needs, the rest goes to the grid, and you’ll receive credit for the energy you provide. If there’s a point where you’re using more energy than the system can provide, then the system switches over to electrical energy. The system will always use solar energy before it uses energy given by your electrical provider. This way, you can always have power, and can even save or make money, depending on how much solar power you generate. 

While many grid tied systems sell energy back to the utility provider, that doesn’t have to be the case. Since energy can often exceed demand during the day, you may want to consider a grid tied solar system with a battery backup. Like a standard system, this still uses a grid tie inverter and is still connected to the utility grid. Unlike the standard system, however, a grid tied solar system with battery backup will use excess power to charge a battery. This excess energy can be used at night, when your system will likely be producing less power. While you won’t get credit from the utility provider, you can save money on bills by utilizing stored solar power rather than electric. 

Would you like to learn more about how a solar grid tie inverter works? Then consider calling Ohio Power Solutions. We’re happy to provide residents of Columbus, OH and the surrounding areas with more information. 

Learn More About Your Solar Grid Tie Inverter with Ohio Power Solutions

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Learn More About Your Solar Grid Tie Inverter with Ohio Power Solutions

Ohio Power Solutions can personally design and install your grid tied system. We’ll look at your property, your needs, and what kind of grid tie inverter would be best in order to make sure you get the most out of your system. Our services are available near the following areas:

  • Dayton, OH
  • London, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Springfield, OH
  • Russells Point, OH
  • Circleville, OH
  • Plain City, OH
  • New Albany, OH
  • Lancaster, OH
  • Miamisburg, OH

Ohio Power Solutions is available to answer any question you might have on your solar grid tie inverter or grid tied system. If you’d like to learn more, then please consider calling us today.

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