Can my Solar System Benefit Me at Night?

Posted by New Day Solar
3 years ago | September 12, 2017

A solar system generates electricity using the sun. It would be reasonable to assume that a home solar system had no benefits when the sun is down, however, that isn’t true. There are a few different ways that your solar system helps you around the clock.

Storing Electricity with a Grid Interconnected Solar Energy System

You use energy in your home 24 hours a day. Your solar system will only produce electricity for part of the day. This is where your utility company comes into play. The typical properly designed solar energy system will produce MORE energy than what you need during the day. The excess gets pushed back onto the utility company’s grid and stored there. You receive credits for that energy and can use those credits at night when your solar system is off. 

Storing Electricity with a Grid Interconnected Battery

Rising in popularity is the grid tied battery technology. During the day, when your solar system is producing excess energy, some of the excess can be stored in a grid tied battery. At night, when your solar system is off, you can consume the energy that was stored in the battery.

Maximizing the Effectiveness of a Solar Energy System

Every solar energy system is designed to cater to the needs of the homeowner. When a member of our team comes to your home for a consultation, we will ask questions about your energy usage and daily habits. The goal is to ensure that your system generates enough electricity to cover the daily usage that is required for your family’s energy needs.

In order to maximize the benefits of the system, we need to make sure that we can install enough solar modules on your property to make the electricity that you will need. It is important to consider the direct sunlight exposure that will be available for the solar system to insure maximum production. Things like shade, clouds, dirt, or debris can decrease production and must be accounted for during the design of the solar electric system.

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Our team at New Day Solar is focused on the satisfaction of each customer. With 29 years of solar electric system experience, we are happy to design a solar system to meet your energy needs and ensure that you are happy with the results. Contact us to schedule a time for a free in-home consultation to learn more about the services that we offer: (855) 444-6329 or visit us at

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