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Grid-Tied Solar Battery Backup System vs Off-Grid Solar Battery System

Grid-Tied Solar Battery Backup

This type of system is connected to the electrical grid and will provide emergency power for your home in the event of an outage. The batteries are charged when the grid is online, and when the system detects a loss of power, it kicks on and begins providing solar energy to your home. With a grid-tied system, you’ll be able to maintain your lighting, refrigeration and other specified electrical needs during storms and natural disasters that cause outages. You’ll also always be prepared, as the system stays charged and ready for use and the solar continues to supply power and to charge the batteries with any surplus energy. You won’t have to worry about refueling. Battery systems that are grid-tied are generally best for customers in metro areas. Solar battery backup systems do require a bit of maintenance to keep the batteries in condition

Even if you already have a solar PV system, you may want to consider a solar battery backup. Even if you are in Pensacola, Milton, Destin, Panama City, Fort Walton Beach or anywhere in Northwest Florida where you are supplied with electricity by Gulf Power, CHELCO, EREC or other utility company a grid-tied battery back-up system is a wonderful way to assure an uninterrupted supply of power for as long as the grid is down. Typical commercial and residential solar energy systems have a power inverter connected to the grid that converts the DC current of the panels to an AC current required to power your home. When the grid goes offline because of a storm or some other emergency, your lights and all higher priority electrical circuits will continue to operate.

Off-Grid Solar Battery

An off-grid battery system can store electricity generated by your solar PV installation and provide power to your home if your inverter trips. This system is best used for properties that are located off the grid, such as hunting cabins and used as a backup power supply in the event that you need emergency power. During periods of the day when you aren’t using very much power, the batteries will charge with the excess electricity generated, then dispense that energy to your home later.