Electric Grid-Connected Systems
|The "Hybrid" - Solar Electric and Generator Combination provides
a reliable power source, and produces electricity even when the sun is not
providing solar power. These "hybrid" systems have the ability
to charge the battery bank and provide electricity when weather conditions
are unfavorable for solar power production. An advantage to this type of
system is the reduction of solar panels (PV array) necessary to supply power,
which makes this system an economical alternative to a larger "Stand-Alone"
system. When more power is needed than the solar panels are producing, a
gasoline, propane or diesel generator is activated. The generator will provide
enough power to overcome the difference between solar power available and
the electricity you require. This type of system is used for cabins, remote
homes and is a common system used to provide power for small medical facilities
in third world countries.