FAQ Grid Tie Solar

What is anti-islanding protection?

Anti-islanding protection is a US-required safety feature that is built into all grid-tied and hybrid grid-tie inverters that operate in the US. It may not be built into some inverters meant to operate in different countries. Anti-islanding protection is a way for the inverter to sense when there is a problem with the power grid, such as a power outage, and shut itself off to stop feeding power back to the grid. This is because when problems arise with the...

What is the difference between Grid Tie and Off Grid solar systems?

Grid Tie means that your solar system is hooked into the utility company, which means the utility company stores the energy. Off the grid means you are not connected to the utility company, which means you must store the energy in batteries.