Grid Tie Solar

Grid Tie Solar

Grid tie solar is the most common type of solar panel system installed on homes and businesses.

In this section, you can find out what grid tie solar is, what the major pieces of a grid tie solar system are, and how much a grid tie solar system may cost to build.

You can also learn about net metering, and how to tell the less reputable solar installers from the many qualified and reputable ones working in your area, so you can protect yourself when you go solar.

How to Size a Grid Tie Solar System Part 2

In How to Size a Grid Tie Solar System Part 1, we showed you a simple way to get a ballpark idea of how much solar you need. In Part 2, we get more precise.

How to Size a Grid Tie Solar System Part 1

Learn how to calculate what size of grid tie solar system you need in our two part article series.

Solar Income Tax Credit Extended Through 2034!

Exciting news for those who want to go solar. The Solar ITC was extended through 2034, and increased to 30% through 2032.

Site Survey Checklist

Feel prepared for your solar site survey by following Fire Mountain Solar’s simple Solar Site Survey Checklist.

Solar System Payback

You often hear people talking about solar system payback. But how long it takes to recoup your upfront cost of solar doesn’t tell the whole story.

How Grid Tie Solar Works

Whether a full service installation or DIY project, grid tie solar power systems provide many benefits and incentives that save you money and give you control.

Don’t Get Swindled: Signs of Misleading Solar Contractors

Protect yourself with tips for telling the difference between a reputable solar contractor and the increasing number of scoundrels just out for a fast buck.

Net Metering

Net metering lets you “bank” your excess generated solar power with your utility for later use. Find out more about this very important solar incentive.

How Much Solar Do I Need?

Contrary to popular belief, how much solar you need is not dependent on your home size. So how then do you determine how much solar you need?

AC Coupling: Adding Batteries to a Grid Tie Solar System

You already have solar but want power during a utility outage. Now what? AC coupling allows you to keep your existing solar system and add energy storage.

Major Grid Tie Solar System Components

If you are new to solar energy, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Learn about the major grid tie solar system components.

Questions to Ask Before Selecting Your Solar Installer

Selecting your solar installer is a big decision. Be prepared to ask the right questions to help you choose the best solar installer for you.

Is Solar a Good Investment?

Many people ask us, Is Solar a Good Investment? The short answer is Yes! Find out why solar is one of the most secure investments you can make.

Steps to Grid Tie Solar

Interested in going solar but not sure about the process? Our guide outlines what to expect from the beginning to after your Grid Tie Solar installation is complete.

USDA REAP Grants – Save 50% on Solar for Your Rural Business

USDA REAP grants and loans for farms and rural businesses make solar an even better investment!

Incentives for Solar

Incentives like the federal ITC, net metering and REAP grants help make going solar an excellent investment.