What is a Hybrid Solar System?
Having a hybrid system means that your solar panels, solar inverter and battery system are interfacing with the utility grid. Hybrid Solar is an attractive and affordable option for both households and businesses to lower their utility bills and move towards energy independence.
When choosing a solar power system, most households and businesses choose either a grid-connected or an off-grid system. But there’s a third option. A hybrid solar system combines the best of both worlds: the convenience of a grid connected system this means that even during a power blackout, you still have electricity. Combining energy storage with a grid connection to your property, hybrid systems can provide the flexibility of being able to store the energy you generate during the day. This energy can then be used in the evening instead of buying power back at a higher price.
These hybrid systems are quite sophisticated. They are fully programmable and our in-house designers can custom engineer a system which will provide a smart combination of all the energy sources available to you, giving you a strategic advantage in the reliability, cost and environmental impact of electricity usage.
Hybrid Systems are fully programmable
An advantage of hybrid systems is that they are able to control and balance the available sources of energy:
- If the power generated by a solar array is insufficient to supply daytime loads as well as charge your batteries, the system can recharge your batteries from the grid when a lower off-peak electricity rate is available.
- ‘Grid support’ can also be provided by your hybrid system if your grid connection does not have the capacity to supply a load. The hybrid system could supply the extra power. And this may allow you to avoid a costly mains upgrade to your property.
Remember it’s not just about the economics. Hybrid systems empower you with energy security, self-sufficiency, lock in your future cost of electricity, control when you use your solar power and provide an uninterrupted power supply when others have lost grid power. And how do you put a value on that?