How does solar power work?
Solar panels contain photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert sunlight into direct electricity(D.C). The inverter converts DC into Alternating current (A.C) electricity. The electrical panel sends power to your lights and appliances. The utility meter measures the energy you draw and feed back to the grid. When your solar power system produces more power than you need, it feeds the power back into the electricity grid or you could store the extra power into a battery backup unit.
How much does the solar system installation cost?
Installing a solar system in your home costs far less than traditional electricity in most markets. We offer a range of financing options that makes going solar more affordable. Check our pricing section to know more.
How do i benefit from solar?
Solar power costs less than traditional power from the utility company. Installing a solar panel system is a relatively simple way to take control of affordable energy rates over time. When electricity rates associated with fossil fuels – oil, coal and natural gas – inevitably go up, the solar power savings increase too.
Does solar save money?
You can lower your energy costs when you buy or lease solar panels. With a solar lease, the benefits – including savings – kick in as soon as the newly installed solar panel system is switched on. For customers who are able to invest and buy a solar energy system outright, there may be no bills at all. In some cases, utility companies may even credit you for the excess electricity your solar panel system generates. How much money you save will depend on the size of your solar energy system, household electricity usage and whether you chose to lease or buy your solar panels. We offer you a free consultation to assess your energy needs and goals to ensure that you get the right solar system for your home/office.
How much energy does a solar system produce?
The amount of electricity a solar panel produces is not only proportional to the sun’s intensity, but also depends on three factors: solar cell efficiency, solar panel size and the amount of sunlight directly hitting the panel. We will work with you to decide how much energy you are using and map the solar installation to meet those needs.
What are the Tax Benefits/Rebates in going Solar?
Federal, state and local governments offer incredible solar energy tax credits and rebates to encourage homeowners to switch to renewable solar energy and lower their energy usage. The amount of the solar rebate subsidy varies by program, but some are generous enough to cover up to 30% of your solar power system cost. The federal government allows you to deduct 30% of your solar power system costs off your federal taxes through an investment tax credit (ITC). If you do not expect to owe taxes this year, you can roll over your federal solar tax credit to the following year.
What if I want to sell my solar home?
If you move, we’ll be there to help transfer your solar power system’s contract to the new owners
Do solar panels work at night?
Solar panels work best during daylight hours. When the sun is shining directly onto them, sunlight can be converted into electricity. Your solar panel efficiency drops at night because there is no sunlight to convert to electricity and solar panels can’t generate power in darkness. Your solar panels generate so much power during a sunny day that any excess power you don’t use immediately is conserved and put into the utility grid. The surplus power generated by your solar panels offsets the energy you use at night. At night, you are using power from the utility grid, just as you normally would have before you installed solar panels. It’s possible that you won’t have to pay out of pocket for it. Utility companies appreciate excess solar energy, therefore approved homeowners with solar panel systems would be able to sell or receive a credit for the surplus power they produce.