A grid-tie inverter converts AC to DC current, usually 120 V AC at 60 Hz or higher. These inverters are often used between electric power generation systems: solar panel, solar hot water system, wind generator, hydro-electric and the grid. The high cost of these systems have forced many homeowners to convert their systems to run on a household energy source such as the grid. Many people have chosen to do this themselves, but there is a better way to do this than what most do.
Most household electric power generators today can operate effectively on batteries alone, and this means that they rely entirely upon DC voltage for their operation. This means that the inverters to convert the AC voltage to DC voltage, and since the batteries cannot hold that much voltage, they must work harder to provide the same output. This results in your energy generator producing significantly less power than you actually need to run all of your household appliances. This is where grid-tie inverters convert the AC voltage to a usable alternating voltage, which can then be used to power things like televisions, personal computers, and all other household items that you would need to use if you did not have an alternative power source.
The main benefit of having a grid-tie inverter is that it gives you an unlimited amount of electric power, and you can use as much electricity as you want. It is also safe because it uses a form of alternating current (also known as IAC). This is a lot safer than Direct Current (DC). What makes DC dangerous is that it can overheat an electrical device and cause permanent damage. If you were to use too much of it, you could end up with a small fire in your electronic device or you could even burn yourself.
The problem is that most residential areas are not set up to receive a high enough amount of IAC for your household. In order for a residential area to have enough electricity to run most of its appliances, it must be supplied by Direct Current (DC). A grid-tie inverter will send DC to your mains utility, but only a portion of your bill. Since the majority of people living in the United States do not have direct mains electricity, their only option for electricity is either solar power or a battery powered system that runs on stored batteries.
A typical homeowner's utility bill will run about two to three thousand dollars per month. With a grid-tie inverter, you could expect to get rid of at least forty percent of that amount just by using the inverter to produce the extra electricity needed. You will not be paying any more for electricity than you would with a regular solar system. This means that you will have more money left over for other needs. If you use the extra electricity that the inverter produces to power your lights, computer, refrigerator and other small appliances, then you can expect to spend about fifty cents per day on those items, but you will not be spending any more on those items as well.
You may be thinking that this means that grid-tie inverters will not be as effective in lowering your utility bills. However, there are many new, smaller units that are available that can still do the job that a larger unit would. In fact, these newer inverters often generate enough electricity that they will not be able to be moved around. You will find that they will be very easy to set up and you will not need to hire an electrician to come out and do it for you.
There are a number of different benefits to having a Deye grid-tie inverter if you are looking for a way to reduce your energy costs. You may think that you only need a small unit to run your lights and maybe a microwave. However, you should think again. A smaller unit can power many different devices that you own, like your computer, laptop and even your hair dryer. Plus, the electricity generated by these solar panels that you generate with a grid-tie inverter will not be fed into the utility grid and sent out into the electric company's grid where it is converted back into normal electricity before being sent out to your home.
In addition, a smaller inverter will cost you much less to purchase and install than a large mains utility based inverter. Even though you will be paying more for the initial installation, you will save money in the long run by being able to reduce your monthly electricity bills and possibly even lower your utility bill completely. Of course, even a small mains utility based inverter can be expensive, but there are some newer solar power systems that can be even more cost effective than most mains powered inverters. So, when you decide to install a backup system to keep yourself and your family warm, be sure that you are also considering a solar power inverter backup as well.