Grid Tied Solar System

Grid Tied Solar System

With a grid tied photovoltaic (PV) solar system, you can enjoy reduced energy costs by powering your home with clean solar electricity. Our experienced solar installers at Belmont Solar can expertly design and install a grid tied solar system for your home and connect it to your utility so you can count on the uninterrupted supply of electricity.

Unlike our off-grid solar systems, an on grid solar system works in conjunction with your local utility provider.

Here’s how a grid tied solar system works:

  • During the daytime, electric solar panels run from the grid tied solar system to your home’s main power panel. The energy you use in your home comes from these panels.
  • Any unused energy produced from your on grid solar system goes to the power grid and is used by your neighbors.
  • At nighttime, grid tied solar systems power your appliances and lights. This means you can enjoy electricity even when your panels are not able to produce.
  • Thanks to net metering, the solar energy you put back into the grid can offset the cost of the electric you pull from the grid. This means you can significantly reduce or even eliminate your annual electrical costs from the utility company.

An inverter and net meter on a grid tied solar system array.

How Much Could a Grid Tied Solar System Save You?

Many people question whether a grid tied solar system will actually save them money. The answer to this is a big resounding YES! After the payoff period, you can calculate your Return On Investment (ROI) by looking at your electricity usage. If, for example, you normally use 1,200 kWh of electricity at $0.13 per kWh, your savings are $156. That’s the money you would spend on electricity per month without solar. This $156 is the extra money that you are now pocketing and will continue to pocket, and even more, as electricity rates rise over the years.

To find out what the exact savings could be for you, reach out to us by filling in and submitting the form to the right.

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