Grid Tied Solar Power System
Grid tied solar power system, or grid-connected, solar photovotaic electric systems use light from the sun to generate electricity that can be used to power homes and businesses. These systems are designed to offset utility power usage and to compensate system owners for any excess wattage their systems produce through an arrangement known as "net metering".
Grid tied solar power system can be operated from the roof of a residential home or the roof of a business. They can be mounted to the ground as well, such as many of those operated by community solar coops and companies. Because these systems do not include a battery bank to store energy produced by a solar array, they will not operate when the main power grid is down, such as during a storm, and they will not power your home or business during such an outage.
What equipment do I need?
Grid-tie electric systems combine a solar panel array with a grid-tie inverter and a couple of other electrical system components to create electricity that is then fed to the main electrical grid. A typical system includes the following components:
MidNite Solar Surge Protector
MidNite Solar Combiner Box
Delta Lighting Arrestors
Wiring & Cables
Fuses & Breakers
Mounting System (Roof or Ground)