Grid tied renewable energy
grid tie system is a type of renewable energy system that is connected to the electrical grid. It generates electricity from renewable energy sources, such as solar panels or wind turbines, and feeds excess electricity back into the grid for others to use. Grid tie systems allow homeowners and businesses to offset their energy usage and potentially save money on their electricity bills.
Here are the steps required to sell excess electricity from a renewable energy grid tie system back to the grid:
- Install a grid tie inverter: A grid tie inverter is a device that converts the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the renewable energy system into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is compatible with the grid. The inverter must be certified by a testing laboratory and approved by the local utility company.
- Obtain necessary permits and approvals: Before installing a renewable energy grid tie system, you will need to obtain any necessary permits and approvals from the local building department and utility company. This may include electrical permits, zoning approvals, and interconnection agreements.
- Install the renewable energy system and inverter: The renewable energy system and inverter should be installed by a certified installer, following all local codes and guidelines. The installation should be inspected by the local building department and utility company before it is connected to the grid.
Connect to the grid: Once the renewable energy system and inverter are installed and inspected, the system can be connected to the grid. The utility company will typically install a meter to measure the amount of electricity that is fed back into the grid.