What is the difference between On-grid Vs Hybrid Solar Systems?

Now most of you might know the basic functionality of a Solar System, since it starts off with solar panels converting solar energy into DC power and then the same energy is further converted into AC power with the help of batteries and solar inverters.

Two most useful solar power systems provided by Pantera Energy are On-grid Solar System and Hybrid Solar system. A couple of factors set the two systems apart, and with deeper understanding you can decide which system is more suitable for you.

 

On Grid Solar System

The anatomy of an On Grid Solar System is fairly simple, since it is directly connected to WAPDA and cannot function when there is no supply from the grid. The power is only generated when the panels are exposed to sunlight and are simultaneously connected to the grid. An On Grid Solar System needs net metering for proper functioning. The entire production is fed in to the main line, out of which the energy is consumed inside the house and the extra energy is fed into the grid.

ADVANTAGESDISADVANTAGES
Less CostlyCannot maximize savings
Lower MaintenanceNo grid failure backup
Higher value for money; 80% savingsPeak hours cannot be offset
Fault ratio is lessNo backup during load shedding
Less wiring lead, with supply to main lineCannot work without net meter

 

Hybrid Solar System

The main feature that sets Hybrid System Apart is the lithium-ion batteries, meaning, a Hybrid System is not only supported by the Grid but the lithium-ion batteries are used for energy backup. With the help of a Hybrid System you can now enjoy Zero Electricity Bills as well as Zero Load shedding. Moreover, the batteries are efficient enough to store more energy in a smaller system. Another advantage that Hybrid Solar System offers is that it can function with or without net meter. First the energy is used by connected load and then it charges the batteries. Once the batteries are fully charged, the extra energy is fed into the main line.

ADVANTAGESDISADVANTAGES
Maximized savingsMore costly
Grid failure backupHigher maintenance
Can function without a gridHigher fault ratio
Provides backup during load shedding
Can work without a net meter

 

Backup load supported by Hybrid Solar System during load shedding

5.8KWh Hybrid System supports (1) 1.5-ton & (1) 1-ton Air conditioners, (1) refrigerator, (4) fans, (2) Televisions and up to (12) light bulbs.

14.3KWh Hybrid System supports (2) 1.5-ton Air Conditioners, (2) refrigerators, (4) fans, (4) Televisions and up to (20) light bulbs.

17.2KWh Hybrid System supports (2) 1.5-ton & (1) 1-ton Air Conditioners, (2) refrigerators, (6) fans, (4) Televisions, and up to (20) light bulbs.

20KWh Hybrid System supports (3) 1.5-ton Air Conditioners, (2) refrigerators, (10) fans, (5) Televisions and up to (50) light bulbs.