On-Grid or Off-Grid

Many people think that whenever one switches to solar energy, the only option they have is to install an off-grid system, especially in rural areas, where extending the power lines is difficult and expensive. But before you make a hasty decision, a better idea is to consider the two options in front of you- off-grid solar system and on-grid solar system. 

Here are a few differences between the two: 

  • On-grid basically means that your solar system is connected to the local company’s system eg. MSEDCL, Adani, BEST. Generally, residential homes opt for on-grid solar systems where there are good grid parity and lesser downtime. Whereas, the off-grid system means that you’re not connected to any utility company. 
  • Using the on-grid system, the extra energy produced that’s not used by you will be stored in the grid’s power company. This stored energy will act like a credit that can be cashed out at the end of the year as per the local distribution norm. Whereas, using an off-grid system, you’ll need to install a backup battery for storing energy this way. As there is no good parity and a higher electricity outage dependency on battery storage of electricity which makes more sense and has longterm financial viability. But the challenge is that this battery is rather expensive thus increasing the cost spent on installing the off-grid solar systems.
  • Though over the next 5 years the cost of battery storage shall be reduced due to the higher scale of economic order quantity. 

So stay calm! Leave the extra work to Vijay Engineering and Machinery Company, the best solar EPC consultants in Thane. We will ensure that you get the services that will benefit you the best- so whether it is choosing the right grid system or its proper installation; we are at your service!