Today, many homeowners have put energy efficiency, performance and renewable energy at the forefront of their residential roofing projects. This can be accomplished through the help of solar energy systems. Compared to before, these power sources are much more affordable and have seen technological advancements over time. Aside from granting homeowners impeccable utility savings, it helps them do their part in saving the environment. In this post, we provide a rundown on the basic types of solar power systems and their differences.
Having a grid-tied solar system means that your solar power is dependent on your local electric power distribution company. The DC energy it generates through the solar panels courses through a grid-tied inverter, which converts it to AC power that’s compatible with the grid. Grid-tied solar power systems are the most affordable option on the market since it doesn’t require any special equipment and requires little maintenance. It’s still the most stable and efficient way to use solar panels since you’re minimizing energy loss in storage.
Installing a hybrid solar power system lets you have the best of both worlds, reaping the benefits of both a grid-tied and off-grid solar power system. A hybrid solar power system utilizes less grid electricity compared to your conventional electrical system and has a backup solar battery in case your local electrical grid fails. A hybrid solar battery discharges less frequently than an off-grid battery and lasts longer as well since it still draws power from the main grid.
As the name implies, running an off-grid solar power system gives you complete independence from the electricity grid. However, it needs additional hardware to install and could incur you additional labor costs compared to grid-tied systems. However, this solar power system is the most eco-friendly option among the three energy setups listed. This is the perfect option for homeowners who live in areas with intermittent electrical supply, or for those who want to disconnect from their local power grids.
GAF DecoTech® System
At Green Tree Home Solutions, we’re proud to be GAF Master Elite® certified contractor, and we have the opportunity to offer you a great solar option from GAF themselves, called the GAF DecoTech® System.
It’s easy to integrate into your current roofing system, and you can produce clean electricity at a lower cost. GAF Energy solar can even subsidize your energy bills and your new roof when you calculate your monthly energy savings and government incentives. It’s also backed by our Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty, and you can rest easy knowing that you’re working with the best quality materials in the market.
In need of a storm damage roof repair and solar panel installation expert? Trust in Green Tree Home Solutions! We’re a GAF Master Elite certified and Solar Elite Contractor® roofing contractor. We’ll find the exact solution for your problems, and we’ll never offer you a product that doesn’t work for you. Call us at (618) 767-6430, or fill out our contact form for a FREE quote!