What is Hybrid Solar System? Advantages & Disadvantages of Hybrid Solar System
Do you also want to Install a solar rooftop system and go off-grid completely to rely only on solar energy for your electricity needs? If yes, you can. But you might have to face some trouble soon after that.
For context, solar energy is a great source to satisfy your electricity needs during the period when the sun is shining clear and bright. On the days when the sun might not shine so bright (Like on cloudy or rainy days) you might need a battery backup system to satisfy your electricity needs.
To save you from the trouble while letting you enjoy a completely free source of solar energy, there’s an innovative idea of Hybrid Solar Systems.
Hybrid solar systems are more convenient and useful as compared to completely off-grid solar systems, but why? That is all we gonna talk about in this article.
What is Hybrid Solar System?
In a completely off-grid system, there’s only one way to get electricity, direct from solar energy. While on the on-grid system, all the energy you generate from your rooftop solar system is sent to the grid and you directly draw electricity from the grid. The difference is measured out and the billing works accordingly.
However, by installing a hybrid solar system, the energy you generate from your rooftop solar system is supplied to an inverter. Now the converted electricity can either go directly for the household application needs, to the battery backup, or the power grid.
Thus, on rainy or cloudy days, when you don’t have the sun shining bright, the battery backup fulfills your electricity needs. And if you run out of your battery backup, you can have a reliable source of electricity from the power grid.
Concluding, with the Hybrid solar system, you will never have to face a complete power cut and you will always have a reliable source of electricity in place.
To understand the working of a hybrid solar system better, refer to the following image.
What is better, completely going off-grid or installing a hybrid solar system?
As mentioned earlier in this article, going completely off-grid has its downsides. Just as said, on the rainy days you might find yourself out of the electricity in-case of solar panels not getting enough solar energy.
While with hybrid systems, you will always have a reliable source in terms of battery backup and the direct on-grid power supply. Thus it is better to install a hybrid solar system instead of completely going off-grid.
What is better, completely staying on-grid with solar panels or installing a hybrid solar system?
Staying completely on-grid means you are still relying 100% on the 3rd party electricity company for your electricity needs. The electricity you generate will be directed towards the electric company’s on-grid system and they will continue providing you energy in exchange.
While on the hybrid system, even when you have power cut-offs laid by the electric companies, you will still have sources of energy from the battery backup and from the direct solar energy. Thus it is better to install a hybrid solar system instead of staying completely on-grid with the solar rooftop panels.
How to install a Hybrid Solar System?
There’s just one step!
If you are convinced that you want to install a Hybrid Solar system at your place after knowing its benefits, there’s just one simple step you have to take in order to get it installed! Yes, only one step, that is contacting SaySolar or clicking here.
Now you just have to sit back and relax. Our expert engineers will talk to you to know your requirements and come to the site of installation for the site audit. After the site audit, we will give you a details plan and quote for installing a hybrid solar system and then our experts will arrange and clear all the paperwork and the installation process starts.
So what are you waiting for? Contact us now or have a look at our Solar rooftop installation for residential offerings here.
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