HOW IT WORKS
WHAT IS SOLAR ENERGY?
The sun produces energy that is still powerful enough after 93 million miles of travel to be harnessed as a power source. This is a renewable form of energy and is thus deemed ecologically-friendly.
HOW DOES SOLAR POWER WORK?
Photovoltaic panels (PV panels) are used to capture energy from the light and heat of the sun. These panels resemble mirrors and you may have seen them on the rooftops of homes or even in a field in large quantities. These panels are heated by the sun and then convert that energy into electric power.
Solar power plants transfer the sun’s power into vast amounts of energy. Such power plants use a process by which sunlight heats water to a boil. The boiling water produces steam which runs turbines. The turbines can produce enough energy to provide electricity to thousands.
WHY IS SOLAR POWER ECO-FRIENDLY?
While fossil fuels are a non-renewable resource, alternative power sources such as wind and solar are inexhaustible. Technology continues to advance allowing for solar power to produce less and less of a footprint while converting energy. Today, solar energy is more available to people than ever before.
INSTALLATION OF A SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM
UNIQUE DESIGNS DEVELOPED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
Your home is unique, and so are your family’s energy needs. Our knowledgeable team takes your needs and home design into account when developing a custom system for you. Feel free to browse our portfolio to see what we’ve done for our other clients.
HIGH-QUALITY INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANELS
We hold our installers to the highest of standards. When the installation is complete an inspection will be scheduled with your local building department as well as the utility company so that your solar system can be placed on the grid.
WHY CHOOSE SOLAR?
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM USING SOLAR POWER?
Solar is a completely natural and inexhaustible power source. As long as the sun is in the sky, solar power will always be available.
There is hardly any maintenance involved with solar energy. Once the panels are properly installed and optimized for maximum output, you only have to have a small maintenance check each year.
PV panels convert sunlight into electricity without making any noise. It is silent energy.
Advancements in solar energy are being made continually. Panels are more efficient than ever and production costs are down, thus consumers save more money than ever before.
SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED ENERGY BILL
We have a passion for helping homes and office convert to clean energy. It’s not only good for the planet, but it’s the right fit for your budget.
Thanks to supplementing with solar energy, some consumers have been able to lower their electric bill by as much as 40%.
Rather than making a huge investment today, our financing plans can allow you to start saving money on your electric bill now while paying for the panels over time.
A MORE VALUABLE HOME
HOW DO SOLAR PANELS AFFECT HOME VALUE?
There is no set figure for how much a home’s value will increase once solar panels are installed; however, here is a list of factors that will affect the amount of benefit you see:
There is a higher demand for solar power in certain parts of the nation. In these locations, adding solar power to your home increases the value of your investment even more.
How many solar panels do you intend to install? The size of the solar system and how much energy it can produce will increase your home’s value.
The more valuable your home already is the greater assessment increase you should see. However, percentage-wise it may actually be a smaller increase than on a less valuable home.
If you ever plan on selling your home, solar becomes an even better investment. Not only can you get more money for selling your home, but houses that use solar power also sell faster than homes without a solar system installed.
It is best if your roof faces south since the US is in the Northern hemisphere. However, you can still generate a decent amount of power with panels that face to the west or east. If north is the only option, your home is probably not fit for solar energy. To make the panels optimally effective and aesthetically pleasing, it is recommended that the panels are mounted in the direction of the roof rather than on custom mounts to alter the direction.
IS MY HOME A CANDIDATE?
WHICH DIRECTION SHOULD PANELS FACE?
Here are a few things that will determine if your home is well suited for solar installation.
WHAT KIND OF ROOF DO I NEED?
Systems can be designed for just about every type of roof. However, if your roof is in need of repair or will soon need to be replaced, it is a good idea to take care of these projects before installing solar panels. Also, keep in mind that the panels will partially protect your roof from the elements, so you can actually extend the life of a new roof by adding solar panels.
IS MY ROOF THE ONLY OPTION FOR PANELS?
No, it is not. Here are a few requirements for solar panels that make the roof a great option but not the only solution. Solar panels require:
Direct Line of Sight
The roof is often the best way to ensure that nothing currently or will in the future block direct sunlight from reaching the panels. However, pole mounts exist that can actually create a more efficient system by tracking the sun.
Wired into Electric
The roof is often the best location for hooking into the electric service that your home already uses. That makes a rooftop system the more cost efficient option.
You don’t want children or unwanted visitors being able to access your solar panels accidentally or otherwise. The roof is a place that is usually inaccessible.
While the roof is often the best solution for a solar energy system, every home is different and our team can design a system that meets your personal needs.