How Do Solar Grid-Tied Systems Work?

Grid-tied systems are the most popular choice for both residential and commercial properties. Unlike off-grid solar systems, grid-tied systems allow you to generate energy using solar while maintaining your existing connection to the utility’s electrical grid and without the high cost of batteries. When your solar produces more power than your home needs, the excess energy is sent out to the grid through your utility meter. The exported energy is reported to your utility provider through meter read and is added as a credit on your account.

Roof Mount

Solar racking is mounted directly to the roof. This system is ideal for buildings with good exposure to the sun with few obstructions and little shading. The roofing substrate should be in good condition prior to installing solar.

Ground Mount

Ideal for larger energy needs, ground-mounted systems can be positioned to maximize your solar energy generation.

Benefits of Grid-Tied Solar

Grid-tied solar reduces your energy costs without sacrificing your lifestyle. With no batteries to maintain and 25-year solar module performance warranties, you benefit from a secured long-term cost of energy, increased property value, and a reduced carbon footprint. Stop renting your power and own it instead!

Our Process

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No Obligation Info Session
Contact us for more information about our prices and to learn more about solar energy. To provide you with an accurate quote, we will need a copy of your current electrical bill. Our team will then provide a preliminary design, pricing and info package based on historical energy consumption and satellite imagery of your site.
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Confirm Project Details
Once you approve the package, we will schedule an appointment for a site visit to confirm details such as the roof condition and surrounding shade and obstructions. We will also review all existing electrical systems and the transformer size. We will confirm the pricing and provide a purchasing agreement for you to sign.
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Approvals & Permitting
If your package includes a grid-tied solar system, we will apply for electrical grid interconnection on your behalf. We will also submit permit applications and engineering applications, if applicable, before ordering your products and components. Together, we will schedule a date for the installation.
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Install & Commission
Leave it to us to install and commission your solar PV system. Our team of qualified installers and electricians performs the installation efficiently and professionally. The AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) and WSP (Wires Service Provider) complete the system inspection, if applicable, and the system is energized upon approval of the inspection.

High-Quality Solar Grid-Tie Systems

Unlike other solar companies, at Empower Energy, we look forward to helping you save money and improve the environment. We take pride in each and every install; continually striving for perfection. We recognize that solar is a long-term investment, and work hard to build you a quality system that will ensure you stress-free operation. Every solar grid-tie system we install is custom-designed to fit your budget and to meet your energy needs.

Why Choose Empower Energy

We Value Safety

  • Our team has many years of experience and training
  • We have an up-to-date federal safety program
  • We carry $5,000,000 in CGL insurance

We Deliver Quality

  • Empower Energy is proud to deliver superior workmanship
  • We use only high-quality components from industry leading brands
  • Our custom designs and flexibility ensure customer satisfaction

We Are Local

  • We are native to Western Canada and we know the territory
  • We support other local industries and small businesses
  • We are passionate about building more sustainable communities

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