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.

An infographic explaining how an on grid solar system works.

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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Five reasons to install a grid tied solar system:

There are many reasons as to how grid-connected solar electricity can benefit your life. From lowering your energy bills to adding value to your home, check out the top five reasons why a grid tied solar system will improve not only you but the environment.

1

Reduce your impact on environment

2

Enjoy generous incentives and subsidies

3

Save money on energy costs

4

Protect against future price increases

5

Increase the value of your property

Grid Tied Solar System Consultation: What to Expect

Founded in 2001, Belmont Solar has been installing off-grid and grid-tie solar systems for our Lancaster County, PA neighbors for 18 years. Our team of knowledgeable technicians have received advanced training in electrical systems and designing solar systems, and we are a NABCEP-certified installer.

When you schedule a free grid tied solar system consultation, you will start with a phone call with one of our solar consultants. He will ask you for a few pieces of information, including:

  • Your address
  • Your average monthly utility costs
  • Your tentative budget

With this information, we can quickly estimate the size and scope of your grid tied solar system project. Within a day, we will send you a link to an online proposal, which will layout the size and generating capacity of a system, as well as a satellite view of your home and where the panels would be installed. Based on this estimate, there will be a breakdown of the cost of your solar electricity system, potential incentives and tax breaks you qualify for, and the estimated payback of the system. We’ll even include a tentative schedule for designing and installing your grid tied solar system.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

To learn how affordable solar is for your home, give us a call at (717) 768-7796 or use our online form. One of our team members will give you a call and discuss your objectives for a solar system.

A completed grid tied solar system install by Belmont Solar.