Are there different types of photovoltaic system?

May 31, 2017

Yes, these are the 3 different types of PV systems:

  • Grid-tied or On-grid – It is the power system that is connected to the utility grid. It has no provision of backup since it has no batteries.
  • Off-grid – It provides electricity from the solar panels without connecting to the local utility grid network. It has a battery storage and provides backup of the surplus electricity produced.
  • Hybrid – It incorporates the advantages of both grid tied system and off grid system. With the hybrid system, you are connected to the grid as well as you have batteries to store power.