What is a grid-tied system? - Eagle Point Solar

What is a grid-tied system?

The system is synchronized with the electric grid so the power the solar array generates is used first. If necessary, additional power flows through the meter just like it has in the past. If your solar array is generating excess power, this power flows back through your utility meter and back to the utility for them to sell to another customer. The utility company will generally compensate you for this electricity (over production) either through “net-metering” or by paying you an “avoided cost” for your excess power. You can call your local utility company to find out what their policy is regarding over production or simply contact Eagle Point Solar and we can provide you with this information.