On-Grid, Off-Grid & Hybrid Solar

Solar Panels on Roof

Noosa Electric Co installs On-Grid and Hybrid AC Solar Solutions in Noosa and surrounding suburbs. On this page, we clarify the difference between On-Grid, Off-Grid and Hybrid Solar solutions.

Relationship to the Grid

Solar installations can be configured to work in different ways with the public electricity grid. Generally, they fall into one of the following three categories:

  • On-Grid
  • Off-Grid
  • Hybrid

These distinctions explain how the solar energy is used. Explanations follow:


These systems do not use batteries and are connected to the public electricity grid. Any excess solar power that you generate can be exported to the electricity grid. (SRC: cleanenergyreviews.info) We install on-grid solar systems.


An off-grid system is not connected to the electricity grid and therefore requires battery storage. (SRC: cleanenergyreviews.info) We do not install off-grid solar systems.


Hybrid systems are connected to the grid and to battery storage. Depending on energy collection and usage needs, the grid and the battery work to provide an optimal system for the home. (SRC: cleanenergyreviews.info) We install hybrid solar systems.

Learn More About Solar Solutions

If you’re interested in learning more about solar solutions or getting a quote, please contact our team. We service Noosa and surrounding suburbs.