Grid Tie Solar Systems
This type of system has become the most commonly installed type due to the lack of need for maintenance and much lower price than a battery based off grid system. A grid tied, battery-less solar system in the Bahamas is allowed by BPL (formerly BEC) and after the required paperwork is submitted and approved, you will be allowed to “spin your meter backward” once your system is installed. Island Solar will help guide you through the process and install your net metered system professionally and with an eye for the details. The single purpose for installing a grid tie solar system is to reduce your consumption from the grid therefore lowering your electrical bill.
A grid tied, battery-less system is typically composed of solar panels, mounting, inverter(s) and the associated safety equipment 9no batteries).
Grid tied systems essentially “trade”, not “sell” power back, although for the sake of discussion here, I’ll refer to it as “sell back”. Think of this as a power “bank account”. They track your power creation month by month and give you credit for the power you have made and apply it to the power you have used. This is why a good design is important. We will make sure you are not giving your power away for free, and yet will make sure that the percentage of power you make to apply toward your power bill is as accurate as possible.
Island Solar will design your grid tied, battery-less system for you, install it and help you get connected and “selling back” your power efficiently and painlessly. Remember that without batteries, you will need to have a generator for those times when there are power outages. The advantage is that you can install roughly twice the amount of grid tie solar than you would with a battery based off grid system for the same amount of money.