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What are the different types of home solar systems? 

Akanksha Gupta | July 23, 2021

What are the different types of home solar systems? 

In home solar systems, the solar panels installed on the roof absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity. The solar system collects DC electricity which is converted to AC electricity using an inverter. This is the basic principle behind solar units installed at homes. However, there are a few differences in its working model depending on the type of solar unit you choose for your home. For ease of understanding, there are three different types of solar units which are described below.  

• Off-Grid Systems

An off-grid solar system works as a separate entity from your home electricity supply. It collects electricity and stores it in the batteries. When the sun is bright, the solar panels charge the battery and stores energy. It is used at night and on cloudy days when the sun doesn’t shine. In fact, you will have an uninterrupted supply of power even when the solar panels aren’t working. In other words, you might not need electricity from utility companies if you install a large off-grid solar system. 

• On-Grid Systems

On-grid systems are one of the most popular choices of homeowners in the United States. In this kind of system, the solar panels generate electricity which will pass into the local electricity grid. Therefore, the home solar system is connected to a massive network of electricity producers and consumers. The unused energy that is generated in your home gets transferred to the main supply which is beneficial for the homeowner as well as the community. The extra energy allows you to reduce your fuel costs. This type of system doesn’t include batteries. However, if you are having an on-grid system, there will be no supply during a power outage. This is important to ensure the security of technicians who work on the electric grid. 

• Hybrid Systems

A hybrid system works similar to on-grid systems but it will include battery storage at home. Therefore, you will have an uninterrupted power supply even during a power outage. 

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