Residential Solar in BC


Why every homeowner should have a solar+battery hybrid system installed at his/her house

With the prices of solar panels and batteries dropping, while electricity prices are ever-increasing, installing a solar + battery hybrid energy system at your home is a perfect way to save money on your energy bills, lower your burden on the environment, and future proof your home. That’s because solar panels provide clean electricity for your home and batteries can provide backup power during a power outage!

What is a hybrid system?

A hybrid system combines two or more forms of energy generation to create a system that is more reliable and efficient. The solar+battery system uses solar panels to collect energy from the sun and stores it in a battery bank. The sun’s energy absorbed by the solar panels goes through an inverter to create usable electricity. From there, electricity either goes to your home, to your battery, or to the grid. This energy can be used to power your home during a power outage or when the sun isn’t shining.

Power your entire house with clean energy

We know that hybrid cars can run on either gasoline or electricity, but did you know that hybrid solar energy systems can power an entire house with clean energy even when there is no sun? The technology is called a “hybrid” because it uses two sources of energy to generate electricity – solar + batteries. And just like hybrid cars, hybrid solar systems are becoming more popular every day.

A professionally designed and installed hybrid solar energy system available from Energy Economics can provide homeowners with the technology to offset your electric bills and provide emergency back-up power. It includes high-efficiency panels for capturing sunlight as well as battery storage.  The extra energy your solar panels produce (but your home does not require) is stored in a backup battery. Then, when the sun isn’t shining, this battery will supply power to your home at night, during blackouts or bad weather conditions

With a hybrid solar system, if you were to use up all the power in your battery, you have the ability to draw power from the electrical grid.

Benefits of a hybrid solar system – is it worth it?

What makes a hybrid system unique is the fact that you will be covered during inclement weather and nighttime use. A hybrid system is a fantastic method to have control of your power supply. With solar panels and a back-up battery bank, you may be your own energy provider, with the safety net of being connected to the electricity grid.

Hybrid systems will help you save money on your power bills while still making the higher upfront system costs worth it. Instead of selling back to your utility, your solar battery can store the majority, if not all, of the excess electricity generated by your system. As a result, while you won’t get net metering credits on your utility bill, you still receive the value for your electricity produced.