Re: Grid tied - or not!
I always tell people that conservation is 1st, that being said, grid tie has the most bang for your buck. For the most part when the sun is out your making electricity...sellling electricity. Where I am located, if we have a wind storm/snow storm expect 2-3 days without power, a generator would have fixed this too , but I wanted a way to be more independent and I had a love of and background in solar electric. Soooo... grid tie if you can , conserve, and if you are at roads end and see the neighbor turning around for the third day and the garbage hasn't been picked up for two weeks consider off grid battery systems. We grow our own trees and heat entirely with wood; have been mortgage free for 12 years and really do enjoy having energy independence.
Off grid in the NorthWest looking for the sun
4.8 KW PV with growing pains/500W turbine feeding C60 & dump loads/ 3 XW MPPT60's/cotek S1500 1-24/cotek S150 1-24 /cotek sk3000-124 TriMetric 2025/700AH 24v