On Grid [Grid tie] Solar Power Plant with Generator backup
Updated: Jan 18
The two main part of an on-grid solar power plant is solar panels, on-grid [grid tie] solar inverter. And these PV plants are suitable for areas with low or negotiable power failure.
But, during power outrage, grid-connected solar power plants are impractical even on the sunniest days of the year. Because on gird solar power plants can't generate electricity without reference power source [grid].
Grid power is not the option available to generate to reference power source for on-grid solar power plants. Other options like home inverters, UPS with batteries or generators can also generate reference power for the grid-tie solar power plant.
Now, the problem with these other options is that If the PV plant generates excess power. Then this excess power will be reversed back to the source of reference power.
Expect grid, none of the other options of reference power source can take this reverse power and survive.
But with the right equipment and knowledge, anyone can electricity from an on-grid solar power plant with grid power
Both home inverters and UPS required batteries and they both are useful as long as batteries are charged. Or you have solar panels size big enough to charge your batteries and run your appliances.
Also, you will require a solar charge controller to charge batteries.
Where are generators are more suitable because storing fuels drums are much easier and cost-efficient than installing a large battery bank.
In this blog I will cover all the information required to use gird tie solar power plant in synchronization with generator.