Throughout the process of deciding whether or not you should install a solar power system for your residential or commercial property, you’ll most likely come across an assortment of different options. Trying to make sense of it all can be a little daunting for someone who’s new to the whole idea of solar energy and how it works. While you might have a basic idea of what it’s all about, there are a few things you should know about the different types of solar panels and systems available today. Initially, there were only two main options: you could either go completely off-grid or remain connected to the main electrical grid in your area. In more recent years, however, a third option has emerged: hybrid solar power system and that’s what the focus of this article will be.
What Is a Hybrid Solar Power System?
Essentially, a hybrid solar power system is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a hybrid or combination of both off-grid and grid-connected systems. What that means is that with this system, you get the best of both worlds. You can remain connected to the main electrical grid in your region and reap the rewards of earning Feed-In Tariff credits from the electrical power you supply to the main grid while still having a battery backup system in place in the event of a widespread power outage.
Why Store Solar Energy in a Battery?
Storing energy in a batter has a multitude of advantages, including the fact that it gives you significant peace of mind in the event of severely inclement weather and cataclysmic natural occurrences such as major storms. During those times when your neighbours are experiencing major blackouts, your property will be automatically backed up by the energy you’ve stored in your battery. Additionally, solar power systems are an excellent way to help minimize the size of your carbon footprint and do something good for the environment.
Reasons to Choose a Hybrid Solar System
As mentioned, hybrid solar power systems offer the best of both worlds. You can remain attached to the main electrical grid in your area without suffering the same consequences as your neighbours if a natural catastrophe does occur and on top of that, your backup battery can also act as a power supply of sorts in the event of an emergency. By storing solar energy, you have the option of giving some of it back to the main grid and providing your neighbours with electricity when they need it, which means you actually have the potential to make some money in the process while you save more on your monthly electrical bills.
Bendygo Solar’s Role in All of This
Bendygo Solar is an Ontario-based solar panel installer, developer, builder, owner, and operator of solar energy projects. We offer complete renewable energy solutions for residential and commercial properties in order to help property owners decrease the size of their carbon footprints, reduce their monthly electrical payments, and maximize the value of their properties. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our solar energy experts!