Grid-Tie Explained

Across Canada, home owners are adding solar electric panels to their roofs. They are doing this to save electricity and to reduce their power bills. They are choosing to use their own solar energy first, and many homes meet 20 to 50% of their annual power need from their rooftop system. They are choosing to use green energy over nuclear and coal. Since solar electric prices have fallen dramatically over the past 5 years, solar systems are now affordable.

It’s easier than ever to put solar to work on any home connected to the electrical utility grid with HES-PV’s Grid-Tie Systems. These complete packages combine the latest HES solar modules and the highest quality inverters for complete, reliable and fully compatible rooftop solutions.

Grid-Tie Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how to reduce your electricity purchases with your own solar generation system. Our FAQ section has all the answers.

Read Our Grid-Tie FAQs

Case Study - Croy Home

The Croy's wanted to save on their electricity purchases from BC Hydro. Their goal was a 20% reduction. They chose 4 MicroBlox 500 kits.

See the Croy System

The Case for Residential Solar

Solar electricity not only makes sense, as it offers control of your power costs. But as utility rates go up, the return on investment is getting better.

Read the Report

Grid-Tie Systems


There’s a new way to put solar to work on a grid-tied house. Home Energy’s MicroBlox kits are completely self contained AC solar modules. Buy one or ten, start small and build big, these plug and play kits allow for easy system installation and expansion. And if your roof space is limited, or has dormers and valleys, or has slopes facing in different directions MicroBlox kits maximize your solar production.

HES-GT-2.5 and 5.0

The HES-GT-2.5 and HES-GT-5.0 have everything you need to add grid-tie solar to your home. The powerful 2.5 and 5kW rooftop solar systems feature HES Solar modules – a reliable brand name you can trust to deliver rated power for decades. Our systems include high efficiency Fronius, SolarEdge or Enphase inverters. Online performance monitoring is also available. Learn more [+]


A 10 kW system will supply more than 10,000kWh per year – equal to the consumption of the average Canadian house. If you goal is net zero annual consumption, this could be the solution for you. Forty HES solar modules, inverters and FastRack mounting system make this system a reliable and quality investment. Learn more about the HES-GT-10 [+]

Ground Mount Solar

If you own property, but do not have the roof space for a larger solar system, consider the HES-PV 2-Tiered racking system. Now you can place the solar panels anywhere with good solar exposure. The system mounts on concrete or wooden posts, and is expandable in 2kW increments. Great for offsetting consumption of homes and businesses in rural areas. Learn more [+]


Are you ready to put solar on your roof?