When it comes to solar power, there are two main options: going off the grid or staying on the grid.
Some homeowners choose to go off the grid in order to have more control over their energy production and consumption. The practice is known as “islanding”, or when you connect your solar array to batteries so you’ll be able to power your home entirely on solar energy instead of using the utility company. The thing is, this practice can be expensive and inefficient for most people. Batteries need to be maintained and replaced routinely.
Staying on the grid is more cost effective making it the most economical choice currently. There are a number of benefits to staying on the grid with solar power. Here are just a few:
1) You don't have to worry about managing your own energy production and storage.
2) You can still take advantage of net metering, which allows you to sell excess energy back to the grid.
3) You're helping to support cleaner energy generation and reduce carbon emissions.
4) It generates the highest amount of power compared to other types of solar systems.