While we don’t recommend going completely off the grid in a residential situation, there are options to make the most of solar.
Our smart controllers are programmed to handle Grid-Tie Situations. When participating in a grid tie (Net Metering), our smart controller charging system seamlessly manages the solar energy you produce to top up your battery or allow energy consumption within your home or if there is still excess electricity available, the controller directs the unused electricity from your module into the grid for credit back from the utility company (Net Metering). Grid-Tie would require a contract with your local service provider and additional certifications (check your local jurisdiction) are required to participate in the program.
Should you choose that Grid-Tie isn’t something you want, the system will Load Displace the electricity. The module will charge the batteries and once the batteries are fully charge, the excess power will power the needs of your home. Any excess electricity you do not use, remains as potential energy to convert when needed just like the utility company’s electricity that comes in from your electric panel and outlets.
Our CHP modules give our customers peace of mind. When there is a grid or power failure, the battery back-up system kicks on to provide electricity to the essentials (not including 240V appliances). You’ll never notice when the power goes off again: no missing the alarm clock, no stumbling in the dark.
For cottages or remote homes, the CHP Solar Optic Module Solar System is the perfect heat and power solution.