What is on-grid solar?
An on-grid solar power system is a solar power generation system where it is connected to the utility grid. The electricity produced by the system is routed to the grid from where it is used to run the various appliances. The installation of the same is also fuss-free and easy to maintain.
How does an on-grid solar power system work?
The arrangement of solar modules absorbs the sunlight on them and converts them into electricity. The current generated here is Direct Current (DC). The solar inverter then converts the DC to Alternating Current (AC), thus making it power the electrical items. This electricity is then routed to the grid where it is supplied for day-to-day use. An important feature is a net meter. It is a device that records the energy supplied to the grid and the energy consumed. At the end of each month, the outstanding is recorded and the consumer is provided with a bill.
What are the benefits of an on-grid solar power plant?
1. Reduced Electricity Bills – Though the solar power system is connected to the grid, the consumer has to pay only for the surplus electricity he consumes. The bill generated on a monthly basis determines whether the consumer has any payments to be made. However, at the same time, if the consumer utilizes less electricity, the excess is fed back into the grid.
2. Easy maintenance – The on-grid solar power system has the least number of parts along with simple installation. The elimination of batteries makes maintenance quite easy.