Today, solar energy can power your entire home, and there are a couple of options for the type of system you install. These systems can be independent off-grid solutions, or they can be grid-tied systems that allow you to sell your energy. With grid-tied systems, solar companies can help you design the right systems for your home. The following solar company guide will help you with the design of a grid-tied system to sell your excess energy:
Establishing the energy needs of your home—The energy needs of your home are important when it comes to the design of a grid-tied solar panel system. The electricity rating of your utility service is a good place to start with accessing your energy needs. To plan your grid-tied system that provides electricity to the grid, you will want the system to overcompensate your energy needs. To ensure that your system has enough potential to power your home, consider the following aspects of its design:
- Install a system that produces more kilowatts that what your home needs
- Use a combination of solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy
- Update mechanical systems and lighting to reduce the electricity consumption in your home
- Install battery banks and controllers that can store more electricity than your home needs
The right solar panel array design, energy storage, and controller solutions will ensure your solar energy system produces enough electricity to sell back to the grid.
Choosing solar panels and wind turbines for grid-tied systems—The type of solar panels you use is also important. You want panels that are durable and last—but that also produce enough energy for the electricity in your home. Installing wind turbines will help supplement solar panels with alternative renewable energy and increase the electricity your system produces to sell back to the grid.
Deciding on the most reliable converters for your energy needs—The most important component of a modern solar energy system is the converter. This is often the main converter that is integrated into the controller and battery bank. Today, modern solar panel arrays also have the option of micro converters that convert the DC current to AC current for your home at each panel, which improves the reliability and efficiency of your solar energy system.
Batteries and controllers that send electricity to your home and the grid—The last part of your solar energy system is the battery bank and controllers. You want a modern battery bank that is designed for solar panels and has built-in monitoring technology. In addition, controllers should be able to provide electricity to your home when it is needed, monitor energy storage, and sell your excess energy back to the grid.
With a well-designed solar panel array, your home can be powered by renewable—natural energy and have excess electricity to sell to the grid. Contact a solar power company to design and plan your grid-tied system and sell your excess energy back to the utility company.