Comparing Solar Panel Installation Options

We understand that it can be confusing to know which type of solar installation to choose for your home or property. Do you maintain a connection to the grid, or go off-grid? Should you invest in a battery backup system? Or can you just install a solar kit by yourself?

At Belmont Solar, we want you to enjoy the benefits of solar, and we want to make the process of switching as smooth as possible. That’s why we’ve created this comparison chart to give you some of the information you need to choose between a grid tied, grid interactive, and off-grid solar system installation. We’ve also included our popular DIY solar kit, for those that want a smaller, more affordable installation.

We hope that this chart helps you make a wise choice for your investment into solar. For a custom evaluation of your solar energy needs, schedule a free consultation with the team at Belmont Solar.

Comparing Solar Panels

Comparing Solar Panel Installation Options

Off-Grid Solar
Hybrid Solar
Grid-Tied
DIY Solar Kit

Benefit

Off-Grid Solar

Hybrid Solar

Grid-Tied

DIY Solar Kit

Remote Installation

Yes

No

No

No

Nighttime Power

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Power During Cloudy Days

Limited

Yes

Yes

No

Electricity During Power Outages

Yes

Yes

Limited

Yes

Installed by experienced professionals

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Elegible for Net Metering

No

Yes

Yes

No

Eligible for SREC

No

Yes

Yes

No

Installation Cost

$$$$

$$$

$$

$

Life Expectancy

18-24 years

80% at 25 years

80% at 25 years

15 years