Yes, in nearly all cases. Your solar power system generates electricity when the sun is out, during the peak hours of demand. But your utility will continue to supply your electricity at night and at other times when you are using more electricity than you are generating. Believe it or not, you probably want to stay connected to the grid not only for the times when your solar energy isn’t quite enough, but also to get credit for any surplus solar energy you send out from your home to the grid. Read more on our blog about how your solar electric system interfaces with your utility provider.