Grid-Tied Solar

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Grid-tied solar arrays are the most common type of installations by Sun Pacific Solar, whether commercial or residential. Depending on your goals for moving towards energy independence, a grid-tied solar electrical system allows you to either drastically reduce or entirely eliminate your monthly energy bill by offsetting your usage with solar production. Grid-tied systems are the most cost effective way to produce and consume solar electricity.

Grid-tied installations also have the following benefits:

  •  Sell your excess electricity back to Edison/PG&E.
  •  Increase the value of your home by an average of 3-3.5%.
  •  Save thousands of dollars on your electricity bill over the array’s lifetime.
  •  Low maintenance systems keep you worry free.
  •  Durability combined with beauty compliment your home or office.
A grid-tied solar installation on a covered walkway for a retirement home in Santa Barbara.
A grid-tied solar installation on a covered walkway for a retirement home in Santa Barbara.

We install solar panels on all types of roofs. Panels can also be installed on the ground or we can incorporate them into new structures. We can install any type of solar panels (SunPower, LG, Panasonic, Lumos, Solar World, Hyundai, or other), but we’re particular about the products we adopt because quality very important to us. To learn more about the different types of panels available to you, click here.

From the bolts and steel, to the inverters, solar panels and battery backup systems, every component of our solar systems is only of the highest quality available. We design our grid-tied systems to accommodate the addition of more panels in the future (should you wish to add an Electric Vehicle charger or other increases in energy usage), and our installations are always designed to be aesthetic, long lasting and come with both manufacture and in house warranties.

A grid-tied SunPower solar installation with battery backup in Santa Barbara.
A grid-tied SunPower solar installation with battery backup in Santa Barbara.

Our team is built on years of electrical experience. All of the electrical work required to install your system is done in house by our licensed and trained electricians. This way, we have a complete understanding of the solar electric systems we design and install. Our workmanship is of the highest quality and fully backed by our service warranty. We care about helping people enter into a confident state of energy independence, and you can count on us to create a beautiful custom grid-tied solar system that will last.

“The installers are professional, and their work is one of a craftsman. When I compare the appearance of our system with one from a competitor on our neighbor’s house, ours is a much cleaner install, with fewer panels to generate more power!” – P. Wilson

An all black SunPower array on a tile roof in Montecito, California.
An all black SunPower array on a tile roof in Montecito, California.

You can also choose to add an energy storage system (also called battery backup or micro-grid) to your array to provide you with energy independence and resilience in case of power outages. When the utility grid goes down, grid-tied solar systems must shut down by law, however battery backup mitigates this. Adding a battery backup does add to the overall cost of the system, but will provide you with power during any grid outages.

A grid-tied SunPower panel system on a comp shingle roof in Santa Barbara.
SunPower panels on a comp shingle roof in Santa Barbara.

Sun Pacific Solar installs grid-tied solar arrays for both commercial and residential use. And with the variety of solar panels available to you, you can be sure to find a type that compliments your home or business. You no longer have to choose between aesthetics and efficiency!

A grid-tied solar installation on a home with a standing seam roof in Montecito, CA.
A grid-tied solar installation on a home with a standing seam roof in Montecito, CA.