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All About Complete Solar Power Systems

Renewable Energy Systems come in many shapes and sizes. Some are powered by solar panels; others by wind or water, or a combination of these. Some are grid-connected; others are independent of utility power lines.

Which is right for you?

What is your primary reason for adding solar: saving money on electricity OR being independent of the utility company?

  • Gridtie systems are great for lowering your electrical bill, but require a connection to the utility company.

  • Off-grid systems allow you to live and work with electricity in areas where utility power is either unavailable or too expensive to bring in. Off-grid is more about independence, but by living within your means, financially and energy-wise, you do save money.

  • Gridtie systems with battery backup allow the best of both of the above, but are more expensive to to start with.

Follow the links below to learn about the components of each kind of system, their benefits and limitations.

Off Grid Systems

Off grid solar power system

Grid Tie Systems

Grid tie solar power systems

Grid-Tied Battery Backup

Grid Tie battery backup solar packages

Grid Assisted Systems

One-way Grid-assisted Solar Systems - Systems with a one-way tie to the grid


Watch the video to learn about the differences between grid-tied, grid-tied with battery backup, off-grid, and grid-assisted solar systems. If you still need help choosing, give us a call at 1-800-472-1142.

Wholesale Solar designs complete home power systems
for all areas of the country and at all price levels. Having used solar ourselves, both off-grid and grid-tied, we know you will be happiest with your renewable energy system if it is sized exactly to your needs.

Most of our customers need help sizing and designing their systems and we are happy to do this.

We have easy online calculators for estimating system size for off-grid or gridtied systems.

Wholesale Solar stocks all components for many renewable energy systems
and will work with you to be sure you get exactly what you need—no more, no less.

When you are ready for a more final price on a system that is professionally sized, Request a Quote for a list of components and prices for a system that is sized just for you.

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Call us to see if a renewable system is right for you and to discuss your specific needs