A hybrid system consists of solar panels, a solar inverter and a battery system that interface with the utility grid.
They are increasingly becoming the standard solar option across both residential households and commercial installations, to lower energy bills and make steps towards energy independence.
Hybrid solar systems sit somewhere in the middle of the price points for off grid and on grid solar system’s. They are generally cheaper than a fully off grid system but can be more expensive than an on grid system – however the benefits of the hybrid system mean it pays for itself over a number of years in reduced energy bills, as rarely will energy need to be drawn from the grid.
Hybrid Solar Systems allow you to draw energy from two separate sources; they allow you to draw energy from solar panels during daylight hours whilst also allowing you to remain connected to the grid at all times, just without the need to consume power from it often.
They combine the best of both worlds as unused energy that is produced during the day is able to be stored in the hybrid solar inverter, which charges an integrated battery, so you can maximise the energy your panels have generated from the sunlight 24 hours a day – even at night or when the sun isn’t shining.
Goodhew Electrical & Solar have a functional Hybrid system on display at our head office in Cleveland, and invite all interested customers to visit us, and see it working first hand.
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If your household usage is a combination of daytime and night time usage, a hybrid (battery) system may be more suitable and more effective in helping you to reduce or remove those nasty electricity bills.
As we are both energy saving professionals and hybrid solar installers, allow us to talk with you about all the ways we can help reduce the cost of power at your premises. There are a number of ways that we can lower your bills and we would love a chance to discuss.