Grid Tie Solar System


Grid tie solar systems are photovoltaic (PV) power systems which generate electricity. This type of solar system is installed and connected to the utility grid. This is the most common and cost effective type of solar panel installation available today. A grid-tie solar panel system is for you if you are looking to save money on electricity costs by generating clean, renewable energy right at your home or business.


✅ Lower Electricity Costs

By paying cash or utilizing a fixed-rate solar loan, having a grid-tie solar system reduces your electric bill from the utility as you are generating clean, renewable energy right on your roof. You can save the most money by prioritizing high electricity use during daylight hours.

✅ Ability to Sell Back Excess Energy

If you are producing more energy than you consume, the excess electricity generated from your solar panels can be sold back to your utility as a credit to your account.

✅ Increased Home Value

Homes with solar panels are shown to increase the selling price and overall value of a property. If you are worried about selling your home with solar panels, consider how a potential buyer may feel about having lower electricity costs.

Grid tie system in Moultrie, GA.

Downsides to Grid-tie Solar

❌ Only Available For Home and Business Owners

If you are currently renting your home or leasing your office space, you will not be able to install solar panels on the property. That decision is up to the owner.

❌ Shuts Off When the Power Grid is Down

If the sun is out, but the power grid is experiencing a blackout, unfortunately, your solar system will turn off its inverter and stop producing electricity. This is to ensure the safety of the workers repairing the downed power lines, as any electricity flowing through the grid would be a safety hazard.

Small grid tie system in Adrian, Georgia.

Residential vs. Commercial Grid-tie Solar

These solar systems are best used as a solution to lower the electricity costs of a home or business that is already tied into the grid. Whereas, businesses usually require much larger arrays, the idea and process behind residential and commercial solar applications is largely the same. It is important to note that the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit will be available indefinitely at 10% for commercial applications, but the timeframe changes often for homeowners and currently is available at 30% of your total solar system cost for all installations in the U.S. completed through 2032.

Grid-tied Solar diagram

A Few Grid-Tie Projects

solar panels on pergola in southern georgia
Grid tie system in Pelham, GA.
Large grid tie system with a secure power supply outlet, in Moultrie, Georgia.
Another grid tie system in Hawkinsville, Georgia.
Another grid tie system in Hawkinsville, Georgia.
Image 2 - To keep the panels low to the ground, we used a ballasted racking system on this grid tie with battery backup system in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Image 2 - Grid tie and battery backup with a lithium-ion phosphate battery, for this customer in Albany, Georgia.

Grid-Tie with Battery Backup

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