Yes, absolutely!

In fact, most residential solar power systems installed today are partial solar systems that stay connected to the grid. Here’s why this setup is popular:

  • Cost-Effective: A partial system with fewer solar panels is more affordable to install upfront compared to a complete off-grid system with batteries.
  • Grid Backup: You remain connected to the utility grid. During times of low solar production or high energy needs, you can still draw power from the grid.
  • Reduced Reliance: Even with a partial system, you’ll generate your own solar power during the day, reducing your dependence on grid-supplied electricity and potentially lowering your electricity bills.

This type of partial solar system is often called a grid-tied system. Here are some key components involved:

  • Solar Panels: These capture sunlight and convert it into DC electricity.
  • Solar Inverter: Converts the DC electricity from the panels into usable AC electricity for your home.
  • Grid Connection: Your system connects to the utility grid for backup power and potentially net metering benefits.
  • Net Metering (Optional): This billing system allows you to sell excess solar energy you generate back to the grid in exchange for credits on your electricity bill.

Partial vs. Off-Grid Systems:

Here’s a quick comparison to illustrate the difference:

Is a Partial Solar System Right for You?

If you’re looking to reduce your electricity costs and environmental impact while maintaining grid security, a partial solar system might be a great fit. We have put together a number of packages that increase in capacity along with your requirements. Take a look at our options (which include both cash price and monthly repayment options).

If you prefer to consult with us to help you determine the right size and configuration for your needs, please feel free to get in touch. You can call us 021 137 3126 or email today,

For more information, there are great questions and answers on the topic at Quora.