What are Hybrid Solar Systems?
Hybrid solar PV systems are a mix of on-grid and off-grid solar power systems, i.e., grid-tied solar system with battery storage.
With hybrid solar, you get an upgraded source of power generation that combines the best features of on-grid and off-grid solar systems.
How does a hybrid solar system work?
POWERALL Hybrid solar power systems operate like a typical solar system, and stores excess energy generated into solar batteries like off-grid systems. The only difference is that any additional power generated can be further fed back into the grid.
These hybrid solar systems are attached to a “smart” inverter that transfers direct current (DC) from your batteries. Then it can channel as needed from the Alternating current (AC) and grid as needed.
Here the hybrid solar panels remain connected to the grid’s power lines and a backup is maintained by the battery to store excess power.
Some Quick important points that you must know while choosing a hybrid solar system are:
You will have to use less grid electricity as even though hybrid solar systems are grid-tied they have battery storage. This will help you in maximizing consumption.
This is more suitable for making your home future ready. Various hybrid systems are customizable hence you can extend the capacity of your system by adding more panels and batteries in the future.
They offer more ROI as it has a power management system. So, one can optimize automatically that big electric appliance can be used during the peak daylight hours of the day. This will decrease you expenditure on the electricity bill.
What are the Components of a Hybrid Solar System?
- Solar Panels: Hybrid Solar panels are comprised of a collection of solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity.
2. Solar Inverters: Hybrid Solar inverters convert the direct current (DC) generated by solar panels into alternating current (AC) that can be utilised to power the property.
3. Lithium-ion Solar Battery: These batteries are used for storing excess power generated by a solar system, and can be used when required, especially during emergencies.
4.Racking & Mounting: These are the framework equipment’s that are needed to install a solar panel. Mounting is to keep the panels tilted based on season, latitude and time of day to grab the maximum benefit of the solar energy.4.
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