Solar Energy System
- PV systems have few moving parts (usually only cooling fans in the inverters), are quiet, and are designed to have long, maintenance free service lives.
- PV systems are modular in nature and can be expanded to meet changing needs.
- The sun’s energy will be a constant for as long as humans live on Earth. We can use that energy to power our lives in a pollution free, sustainable way.
Is a Solar Energy System Right For Me?
Solutions and Products for a Solar Energy System
Frequently Asked Questions
What size system do I need for a 2000 square foot house?
It is impossible to size a system based on just square footage. You have to size a solar energy system for the electrical consumption patterns. The less you use the smaller the system can be to reach the desire consumption offset.
What kind of maintenance does it take to keep up a solar energy system?
Very little. Inverters( electric component that converts DC voltage to AC voltage) are the weakest link in a properly installed system and their warranties range from up to 15 years.
How long will a solar energy system last?
Panels are warranted to produce 80% of their initial rated power for 20-25 years. The systems will produce power for longer than that.
How long will it take to pay for a system through solar energy savings?
That depends on the level of Local, State and Federal incentives or rebates which will determine the initial cost of the solar energy system. The local utility charge for electricity (cost per kilowatt hour plus taxes) for your consumption, is one indicator of the amount of money you won’t pay for electricity. ROI (Return On Investment) based on today’s electricity cost is not an accurate measure of ROI, but it is frequently used. It is difficult to project the future increase in utility charges, but installing a (renewable) solar energy system now locks you in at today’s costs and future increases in utility increase your ROI.
Are solar panels unattractive and will that detract from the appearance of my home?
We think solar panels are sexy. People frequently never look up and could pass by a roof- top mounted solar array and never see it. Solar collectors come in many shapes, types and colors. There is a solar energy system design for everyone with a energy opportunity.