Grid Connect Solar
Grid Connect Solar Power Systems
The grid connect solar system is a type of solar system that uses power from both solar panels and the local electricity grid, in Australia usually powered by coal.
A grid connect solar power system usually has solar panels, an inverter and a bi-directional power meter.
During the day time when there is enough sunlight for the solar panels to produce electricity power will be drawn from the solar panels. When the sun sets or on low light days when there is not enough sunlight the grid connect system will seamlessly switch over and draw electrical power from the grid.
A grid connect system can also feed unused power from the solar panels back into the grid, this can enable the system owner to get paid for the power that is supplied to the grid in the form of a feed-in tariff or a bill credit. A bi-directional power meter needs to be installed in your home that will measure and record both the power your system draws from the grid as well as the power being fed back in to the grid.