Going solar is a big commitment an a big investment. Changing net metering rates (how you get credited for energy you create) and how far you live from the grid can make or break your decision to go off-grid or use a grid-tied system.
A grid-tied system is connected to your local utility. You collect the energy and send it back to them for storage and whatever you don’t use you receive credit for.
An off-grid system allows you to collect and store your own energy. It’s great for people who live far from the utility. The downfall to going off-grid is that the technology for batteries is behind and they are expensive. Most batteries never get a full charge and have to be replaced after five to ten years.
If you are interested in going solar and want to use a grid-tie system, now is the time to make the switch. When PG&E fills their quota for the current net metering rates (and it will be soon), they will adopt new rates, which is not expected to be as beneficial to homeowners or businesses trying to see a faster return on their investment.
We hope you decide to switch to solar and when you do, contact us for a free quote. We can’t wait to help you get start.