Simply put, grid-tie systems allow you to install solar panels on your home or business, hook them up to a grid-tie inverter (GTI) and reduce your dependence on the electrical grid that supplies power to your community. In doing so you not only save money on your electric bill, but in some areas, you are able to sell excess power generated back to the utility company.
Solar grid-tie power systems is a great way to use a renewable energy source to supply power to your home or business. It’s a good idea to factor in a source of back-up power should the energy grid fail. We can help you to design a system that fits your needs and help you to reduce your overall grid power consumption.
In the city, grid-tie solar systems are used in conjunction with the electricity from your current provider. While most Canadian homes use between 5,500 kWh and 13,500 kWh to power their homes, roof mounted solar panels can produce some of your electrical needs. The size of your system can be compared to the chart below for potential savings.
In the western provinces of Canada a kilowatt (1000 watts) of panels, placed properly, will produce between 1000 and 1400 kilowatt-hours per year. The most benefit from solar power comes during the summer months with our long days while in the winter solar availability is less with the sun lower to the horizon and the days shorter.