What is a hybrid solar system? How does it work?

What is a hybrid solar system? How does it work?

A hybrid solar system is a solar power system that uses solar panels, a hybrid inverter and a battery bank. The solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, while the batteries store energy for later use.

Hybrid solar systems have both on-grid and off-grid capabilities, allowing you to continue running on solar power even if the grid goes dark.

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How does a hybrid solar system work?

A solar hybrid system is a renewable energy system that uses solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to generate clean energy to power your home. A hybrid solar system intelligently switches between using solar power, battery storage, and grid power. It allows you to avoid using grid power at peak prices leading to bill savings. 

The system stores renewable energy produced by its rooftop solar panels. During a storm or power outage, the system seamlessly kicks in and powers all of your home's essential loads. Keeping your lights on, refrigerator running, and phones and tablets charged.

The benefits of a hybrid solar system

A hybrid solar system is a great option if your priority is to keep your home running on backup solar power during an outage or whose utility company has time of use rates, demand charges, or does not offer a net metering policy, where they compensate you for the excess energy sent back to the grid. 

The hybrid solar system has the flexibility to manage the time of use electricity rates for maximum solar savings on monthly electric bills.

1. Cost-Effectiveness

A hybrid solar system allows you to lock in low energy rates for years to come and shields you from future rate hikes. It also allows you to manage the time of use electricity rates for maximum solar savings on electric bills.

2. Flexibility and Scalability

A hybrid system can be designed to meet the specific needs of a home and is scalable for future energy needs.

For example, a customer may want to have a backup power source for essential loads, such as medical equipment, lights, tv, refrigerator, and computers. In this case, the battery bank would be sized to meet the critical load requirements and would be used as needed. A hybrid PV system can offer flexibility and scalability that are not possible with other types of PV systems.

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3. Environmental Sustainability

Solar panels are increasingly popular as people look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. A hybrid solar system is a great option for those who want to do their part for the environment. 

4. Reduce the Risk of Outages

A hybrid solar system is designed to provide power during grid outages. The main benefit of a hybrid solar system is that when the grid goes down due to technical errors or harsh weather conditions, the system ensures you have electricity at your property even when the grid cannot provide power.

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