DIY grid tie solar power using solar panels.
This is a grid tie inverter that is 200 watts. It actually reads a bit higher for various reasons. This was to see how well it worked. POWER INVERTERS.

Electric utility companies refer to residential grid-tie solar power arrays as distributed generation (DG) generators. They use this term because your solar panels are producing and distributing electrical power back into our utility grid.
Islanding refers to the condition of a DG generator that continues to feed the circuit with power, even after power from the electric utility grid has been cut off. Islanding can pose a dangerous threat to utility workers, who may not realize that a circuit is still “live” while attempting to work on the line. Distributed generators must detect islanding and immediately stop feeding the utility lines with power. This is known as anti-islanding. A grid-tied solar power system is required by law to have a gridtie inverter with an anti-islanding function, which senses when a power outage occurs and shuts itself off.

One common misconception is that a grid tied system will continue to generate power during a blackout. Unless there is a battery back-up system, the gridtie solar system will not produce power when the grid is down.
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22 Responses to GRID TIE INVERTER SOLAR panel POWER EASY Electricity Savings

  1. mikebtko says:

    Love your videos Dan. I live in Puerto Rico. We're ready to take some bold steps with transportation, with use of solar electric conversion "therapy"☺. Hurricane Maria was a real wake up call. It's time to move on… Start transforming our societies the way Nikola Tesla envisioned 100+ years ago… Hopefully we still can get it together. Most things Nikola Tesla prophesied has come to pass or is in the process of bein fulfilled. He said those still getting fuel from the ground would have to be dealt with for future generations to come. And I'm pretty sure he didn't mean coddled and sung lullabies to until they came to their senses…. The other nations are ready to gang up on us. They don't need are stinking petro-aggression dollar anymore. China is the world's largest solar producer, Russia and China are now trading in yuan backed by gold. India is sure to follow China and Russia's lead. Those are the emerging markets… Once again, thank you for these videos…

  2. Yoany Marchan Figueredo says:

    It will not go back the meter that way. Because if you turn off the main braker you has not connection between the grid and your house. To make this provably work you need to have the main on and the braker for the power outlet you connecting that on on position and every other braker off.

  3. Cryian Sky says:

    hello, have question, i have hybrid system 2 wind turbines and 2 solar panels max output 1220W. Can i hook up this system to this kind inverter? I have 1000w grid tie inverter. Thanks

  4. peter konitzer says:

    I've been watchin' these videos and I'm not sure whether they are meant to confuse (fool) or entertain as a comedy show….still enjoyable ( I like to laugh)

  5. Anon Mason says:

    Also what if you have a 200 watt solar panel but it's producing less than the minimum required? Or if it's dark out? Does it damage the panels then? So confused.

  6. Anon Mason says:

    Can you use a surge protector with these? Just to keep it and the solar panels safe. We get a lot of brownouts.
    (I know it won't provide power during a brownout. Just looking to protect the equipment.)


    Dear Mr. Dan Rojas : Because i'm not a Professional person in electricity, so if you don't mind i have 2 questions ,
    1st Qu. : Is this a regular inverter or it's a special kind / another kind ?
    2nd Qu. : Should I pay attention to the electrodes when I put the plug or does it matter? I mean when the plug is connected from the inverter to the home feed voltage !
    Thank you

  8. Billy Graham says:

    So a "buy back" meter is what you need to make use of the grid system as a means of "power storage" (i.e. not "storage," but exchange, in which you can take back what you put in later when you need it). And they only give you about half credit, the thieves at the power company. At any rate, if you have batteries you can save power, and if you use power in the daytime (e.g. air conditioning) you can offset what you would have used from the power company. I'd guess the average person/family would save about 40 percent off their power consumption making use of solar to augment their power use in the day and using batteries if they find they make more than they use in the day (because they are out at work) and to make use of that saved power at night.

  9. pinkeye00 says:

    "grid inside your house" click turned off the tube.

  10. Trevor Cole says:

    Thanks Dan for the video, I have heard that here in the UK power companies are paying for electricity produced by home owners, back to the main grid.

    My question is if you use a Tie in Inverter and are producing more electricity than you use, how do the electricity companies know which house they make payments too?

  11. BunkerD748 says:

    If i were to connect a 1000 watt grid tie inverter to a 24 volt battery bank which contains a total of four 75ah batteries (total of 300ah) totaling 7200 watts, will this be too much for one electrical outlet to handle?

  12. mike sambaluk says:

    Question- can you hook up a DC-DC boost converter between your solar panels and a grid tie inverter. Would that increase efficiency of your solar panels

  13. onecrazywheel says:

    You would have to have a Bi-directional meter from FPL or Duke Energy here in Central Florida . I know even for a fact when we had an analog meter with our 2.5KW solar grid tie system the analog meter disc would spin backwards and still charge us as if it went forwards! The dials would not reverse as many people would think or claim. Until we actually got our Bi-directional meter we shut off the solar system. Thank God, FPL is still paying the same price we get charged for for what we over produce when it goes on the grid. Other states like Hawaii are no longer accepting grid tied systems. Bonkers. As others have pointed out you must have of course kept your main on and all other circuits off to try and make your meter to count backwards. I'm a licensed electrician.

    Sunny Central Florida 2.5k Solar System

  14. sfromd says:

    I need advice: I have 2) 100watt solar panels (wired in parallel) to 2) 12v 100ah batteries (wired in parallel = 12v) and a solar charge controller. I want to power a 1000 watt grid tied inverter through the charge controller to prevent battery damage when the voltage drops to low. When I connected the inverter to the "load" side of the controller it does not power up. The inverter only works when connected directly to the battery bank. Is there a way to have the inverter power on and off automatically? Right now I have to manually monitor the battery voltage and manually turn the inverter on and off when the voltage drops. Any suggestions? Thanks everyone.

  15. steve au says:

    Now, the GTI is dropped many.

  16. Ronald Morell says:

    if you disconnect the main (turn off the Main Breaker) that isolates the meter(GRID) from the house….so the inverter is isolated from the grid (meter) . Also clamp on amp. meter only works on A/C. with only one current carrying conductor in the field jaw .

  17. fester Adams says:

    well dan you set me off with solar with this video i have now got my house off grid,,thank you…and spent thousands BUT no bills anymore

  18. charles howard says:

    Great video Thanks!

  19. Grant Ringdahl says:

    Please be safe man and connect the negative/ground terminal on a battery first.

  20. unitcount503 says:

    i have read that this things are dangerous connection like that, that their is a different type of inverter, is it true?

  21. Mick S says:

    This may seem like a dumb question, but what key did you press to open the menu that allowed you to change the value of the RPM? I have tried all sorts of combos but can't get the Value to Set screen to open. The only way I can adjust the speed is with the arrow keys or the slide bar. The slide bar is way to aggressive and the arrow keys jump in set increments.

  22. Robert Campbell says:

    Did you figure out the correct rotational speed?

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