Off-Grid Solar Power Systems – Some Expert Advice!

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Off-Grid Solar Power Systems – Energy Independence

People all over the country are making the switch to solar power, and Texas is no exception to this trend. In fact, Texas solar output ranks 2nd nationally for solar capacity installed through 2021. With utility prices on the rise, it’s no big surprise that many are switching to solar to seize control of their energy costs and contribute to a better future. 

But, what does it all cost? What different types of solar systems are there? This article will cover the three primary types of solar power systems, including off-grid solar power systems, and the benefits of each. When you switch to solar, you’ll have the knowledge to help source the right type of system for your needs!

Off-Grid Solar Power Systems

To start, it’s critical to understand the three primary types of residential and commercial solar power systems. Each system is different in how they store and transfer power, and each type will also have different installation and running costs too. The three main system types we speak of are off-grid, on-grid, and hybrid solar systems.

Many people find the idea of an off-grid system appealing because of the freedom you get from the utility company. Going off-grid and offsetting your carbon footprint is a goal for many homeowners today; while getting completely off-grid will pay for itself over time, it does come with higher upfront costs. 

To be completely sustainable, off-grid solar power systems must have enough battery storage capacity to run the home for days to ensure power outages do not occur. Being off-grid means you do not have any connection to the power grid; you’re completely responsible for generating all the power your home needs.

Before the batteries are factored in, off-grid solar power systems might cost around $18,000 – $25,000 for the equipment. But, with enough batteries to hold power for a couple of days, you could be looking at a total system cost of $70,000-$100,000 before any of your tax credits and incentives are applied. Energy independence is great, but currently, the price tag is too high for most homeowners to get into the club, which is why on-grid or hybrid systems may be better suited for the masses. 


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On-grid Solar Power Systems

To avoid buying multiple batteries, you could opt for an on-grid or “grid-tied” system. Experienced solar companies in Texas can connect your solar power system to the existing power grid and eliminate the need for battery backup storage. 

Excess power generated by your system can be sold back to the utility company through what’s known as net metering. If there isn’t any sun for a few days, your home will still have power because it can also draw from the grid. You can still expect a few fees and taxes on your utility bill, but it’s a great option for many homeowners. 

Hybrid Systems

Hybrid systems are the best of both worlds for most homeowners. By utilizing minimal battery backups and maintaining a connection to the existing power grid, hybrid systems allow for independence from the utility companies unless there is a dire need. Also, in the event of a power outage, hybrid systems can still function normally, unlike a fully grid-tied system. 

No matter which system is right for you, you’ll need the experts to get the job done right. As one of the premier solar companies in Houston, We will help educate you on what system will work best for your needs and budget. 

If you’re looking to get your home or business more energy independent, Click the link for a free solar estimate today! 

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions to Help Formosa Plastics of Point Comfort, Texas, Achieve Sustainability Goals

Formosa Plastics is a major producer of polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride resins, which are widely used in various industries worldwide. Recognizing its role in environmental stewardship, Formosa Plastics sought to collaborate with a reputable sustainability consultant who can provide solutions to reduce its impact on the environment.

Sunshine Renewable Solutions is a leading sustainability consulting firm that specializes in renewable energy and environmental sustainability. The company has a team of experts who help clients identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and implement sustainable practices through solar power.

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Sunshine Renewable Solutions proudly partners with a leading Texas-based plastic manufacturer, embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to fortify its commitment to sustainability.

By integrating solar energy solutions, we're revolutionizing their environmental impact. Our collaborative efforts aim to construct a robust solar infrastructure, harnessing renewable energy to power their operations efficiently.

Together, we're spearheading a transformative shift towards renewable practices, demonstrating how solar power can drive industrial progress while prioritizing environmental responsibility. Sunshine Renewable Solutions is honored to work hand-in-hand with this industry leader, fostering a brighter, greener future through the strategic implementation of solar energy solutions.

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Creating The Foundation

As the foundational step in our partnership, the construction of concrete piers for the solar panel structure marks a pivotal milestone in our solar energy initiative. These concrete piers serve as the bedrock of support for the entire solar infrastructure, providing stability and durability essential for the efficient functioning of the solar array.

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Precision And Accuracy Are Paramount

Our engineering team meticulously plans and designs the layout of the piers, ensuring they are strategically positioned to uphold the solar panel array's weight and withstand environmental factors such as wind and inclement weather. We adhere to industry standards and best practices to create a robust foundation that guarantees the longevity and resilience of the solar installation.

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A Solid Foundation

Environmental considerations are taken into account throughout the construction process, ensuring minimal disruption to the surrounding ecosystem. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond energy production to encompass responsible construction practices.

By establishing these concrete piers foundations, we are ready to start Phase 2, erecting the metal support bars. Enabling the subsequent installation of solar panels will power the plastic manufacturer's operations while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

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