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Our grid-tied system packages contain everything you need to go solar. Our kits ship from our Mt. Shasta, CA warehouse. Install it yourself or bring in help from a local contractor.

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Getting Started With Grid-Tied Solar

A grid-tied solar system generates energy from the sun and stores it in the utility grid, so you can use it anytime you need it.

If you have access to the utility grid, and your main concern is getting the most value from your investment, grid-tied solar is the way to go. It has the lowest upfront cost because you don’t have to buy batteries to store the power you generate. The grid takes care of storage for you.

During peak hours, you may generate more electricity than you need to power your home. In most states, you can sell this excess power to the utility company, which stretches the value of your investment even further.

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Solar Panels

Simply put, panels absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity. Panels are rated by power output (in watts). More efficient panels come at a cost premium, but take up less space on your property.

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Canadian Solar 300

Affordable solar panels from a global leader in PV manufacturing. Canadian Solar is one of the largest producers of PV cells and modules. Their SuperPower mono PERC solar panels offer improved efficiency and reliability.

Price
$ $ $ $
Efficiency
Medium
Color
Black frame, white backsheet
Size
60-cell

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Mission Solar 310 Black

A black frame with black back sheet combine to make this panel more aesthetically pleasing, commonly used on rooftop installations to better blend in. Mission Solar Energy modules feature advanced PERC cell technology with 5 busbars, designed, engineered and assembled in the USA.

Price
$ $ $ $
Efficiency
Medium
Color
Black frame, black backsheet
Size
60-cell

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Mission Solar 315

High efficiency 60-cell solar panels designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. Mission Solar Energy modules feature advanced PERC technology and over 18% module efficiency.

Price
$ $ $ $
Efficiency
Medium
Color
Black frame, silver back sheet
Size
60-cell

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Canadian Solar 335

Affordable solar panels from a global leader in PV manufacturing. Canadian Solar is one of the largest producers of PV cells and modules. Their standard series solar panels offer the best value, with the lowest cost per watt.

Price
$ $ $ $
Efficiency
Medium-low
Color
Silver frame, white backsheet
Size
72-cell

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LG Solar 365

Ultra high-efficiency, currently the most efficient, highest wattage 60-cell panel we have available. The efficiency comes with a steep premium, this panel is significantly more expensive. The higher power is ideal if you have a small amount of space to install panels, and need to maximize power output

Price
$ $ $ $
Efficiency
Very high
Color
Black frame, white back sheet
Size
60-cell

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Mission Solar 375

High efficiency 72-cell solar panels designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. Mission Solar Energy modules feature advanced PERC technology and over 18% module efficiency.

Price
$ $ $ $
Efficiency
Medium-high
Color
Silver frame, white back sheet
Size
72-cell
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Inverters

Solar panels generate Direct Current (DC) power. Your household appliances operate on Alternating Current (AC) power.

An inverter has a simple job: it converts the DC power generated by panels into usable AC power to keep your appliances running and turn back your meter.

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SolarEdge HD-Wave Inverter

Advanced inverter system with a DC optimizer on each panel. Improved safety, efficiency, shade tolerance, and module-level monitoring.

Price
$ $ $ $
Peak Efficiency
99%
Monitoring
Ethernet, optional wireless
& cellular connection

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SMA Sunny Boy Inverter

Affordable inverters from an industry leader, the SMA Sunny Boy has the longest history out of any inverter we sell. It’s also the only grid-tie inverter with a Secure Power Supply, which can supply a limited amount of emergency power during a grid outage.

Price
$ $ $ $
Peak Efficiency
97.6%
Monitoring
Ethernet or wireless connection

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Enphase Energy IQ Microinverter

These expandable systems maximize output with a small inverter on each panel, for greater system efficiency, module-level monitoring, improved safety and easy installation.

Price
$ $ $ $
Peak Efficiency
97%
Monitoring
Ethernet or wireless connection,
requires IQ Envoy

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Magnum Energy MicroGT Inverter

Battery-backup ready grid-tied systems with Magnum Energy MicroGT Micro inverters, expandable systems with the ability to add battery backup.

Price
$ $ $ $
Peak Efficiency
95.5%
Monitoring
Ethernet or wireless connection,
requires MagWeb GT

Need Help Deciding? Give us a call.

Don’t get lost in the nitty gritty details. We’ll help you build a power center with monitoring tools to keep your system purring.

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Racking System - Roof or Ground?

A sturdy mount holds your system firmly in place and protects the components.

Roof mounts tend to cost less because they use your existing roof structure as foundational support. Ground mounts are more versatile: you can build them anywhere on your property, and point your panels directly at the sun so they operate at peak output.

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Roof Mount

Roof-mounted systems do not include the flashings or clamps required to attach the racking to your roof. Your roofing material will dictate what type of fasteners you will need:

Here’s what we recommend, based on your roofing material:

  • Shingle Roofs: The IronRidge Flashfoot 2 is great for shingle roofs.
  • Metal Roofs: S-5! makes clamps that work with standing seam, corrugated and trapezoidal metal roofs.
  • Tile Roofs: Quick Mount offers tile hooks and tile replacements to match your roof design.
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Ground Mount

Ground mounts allow you to install panels anywhere on your property. The panels can be adjusted to face directly into the sun during peak hours, which ensures your system is as efficient as possible.

Adjustable pole mounts make sense if you live in an area that gets heavy snow. They can be set to a steeper tilt angle, which helps your panels shed snow in the winter. Pole mounts also raise your panels off the ground, which keeps them clear of snow banks that accumulate at ground level.

Pole mounts cost more than a fixed ground mount, but work wonders in the right situation.

Brent, The Solar Master

Questions? Chat with us!

Brent and his family live on a grid-tied ranch in California, powered by a 5 kW solar system he installed himself. Brent and the rest of the Wholesale Solar team are here to answer any questions you have about designing a system that will fit your needs. Give us a call—we’re here to help.

How much will my system cost?

Use our solar cost calculator to learn why grid-tied solar is a sound investment. Gather a few recent energy bills and tell us your average monthly energy use. We’ll estimate how much it will cost to build a system that covers your needs.

Of course, there’s no substitute for building a custom-made system with the help of a professional designer. Our design techs can account for peaks and lulls in usage. We’ll also point out any other challenges you may have based on local climate or the physical constraints of your property

Call us at 1-800-472-1142 or fill out a quote request form to get started.

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