Going Solar Is Now Affordable
Our Experienced Solar Consultants Help You Design The Perfect Solution
From examining your current eletrical usage and costs to assisting with the correct financing plan, you will receive a custom designed solar energy plan which suits you and your family.
What Our Customers are Saying
Ready To Go Solar?
- Fully licensed & insured installers
- Custom tailored solutions
- Free in home consultations
- Easy financing options
- 20 year warranty
- Transparent contracts
- State and federal incentives
- Roof repair if damaged during installation
- Customer service is our top priority
About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable resource source available, and the United States has some of the richest solar resources worldwide. Modern innovation can harness this energy for a variety of usages, consisting of producing electricity, supplying light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial usage.
Solar power makes it possible for homeowner to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, cleaning clothes, enjoying TV, cooking supper. All while reducing your carbon footprint, and without burning nonrenewable fuel sources or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the ecological benefits of solar power are significant, many homeowners discover that the benefit, unique features, and cost savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more alluring.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even eliminate your electrical costs
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a large part of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll produce free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your energy bills and you'll still save a great deal of cash.
#2 Make a terrific return on your investment
Solar panels aren't a cost-- they are among the finest methods to invest, with returns equaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to considerable electrical power bill savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in 7 to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Protect against increasing energy expenses
One of the most clear cut benefits of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy prices. In the past 10 years, domestic electrical energy costs have actually increased by approximately three percent annually. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electrical power rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy costs. If you're an organisation or homeowner with changing cash flow, going solar likewise helps you much better projection and handle your costs.
#4 Increase your house worth
Multiple studies have actually found that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater residential or commercial property worths and sell faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Boost U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a crucial element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to create electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our nation from rate changes in global energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar market included jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the country. This development is anticipated to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a considerable contributor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is a fantastic method to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can substantially decrease that number. A common residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to 4 lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees yearly.
#8 Show your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and business social obligation are necessary components of an organization's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line results. Significantly, customers and communities are acknowledging and rewarding services that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are discovering that "green" qualifications are an effective motorist of consumer buying choices, producing goodwill and improving service results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down.
Numerous house owners opt to finance their solar panels with one of the "pay-as-you-go" funding choices. This implies that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of setup, upkeep, monitoring and repair works. You simply pay the solar provider for electrical power-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American houses have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are notorious for their varying and unreliable electrical energy rates. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and simple mathematics, we can calculate what does it cost? electricity will be produced, and most importantly, at what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (repaired energy costs).
What are the various payment options?
We have many flexible purchasing agreements for customers who would like to install a new home solar system. There are three different payment options, making them a viable choice for customers of all budgets. The payment options include Lease, PPA, and Purchase.
- Low, fixed payments each month
- System insurance for 20 years, including maintenance
- Flexible end-of-term options, including system upgrade, lease extension, and free panel removal
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
- We own the solar panel system
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Best Alternative Energy Is?
With What You Know Today About Different Types Of Alternative Energy Which One Would You Pick As The Best Option?
Exmaples Are: Geothermal, Solar, Wind, Ocean Currents, Etc...
I think solar energy is the best, because it is not only free of cost, but is available for a very long time during the day and there is no chance of it getting exhausted. If only the prices of solar operated vehicles and appliances were a little low!
What Is Solar Energy?
Solar energy is energy from the sun that we get most. It travels from the sun to the earth in rays. Some are light rays that we can see. Some rays we can’t see, like x-rays. We depend on solar energy and use solar energy in many ways.
Sunlight turns into heat when it hits things. Without the sun, we couldn’t live on the earth, because it would be too cold. We use the sun’s energy to heat water and dry clothes. Solar energy is renewable. The sun will keep making energy for millions of years.
Lots of people put solar collectors on their roofs. Solar collectors capture the sunlight and turn it into heat. People heat their houses and their water using the sun’s energy. Solar cells can turn light energy into electricity. Some toys and calculators use solar cells instead of batteries. Big solar cells can make enough electricity for a house. They are expensive, but they are good for houses far away from power lines.
Today, solar energy provides only a tiny bit of the electricity we use. In the future, it could be a major source of energy. Scientists are looking for new ways to capture and use solar energy.
Solar energy technologies use solar radiation for practical ends. Technologies that use secondary solar resources such as biomass, wind, waves and ocean thermal gradients can be included in a broader description of solar energy but only primary resource applications are discussed here. Because the performance of solar technologies varies widely between regions, solar technologies should be deployed in a way that carefully considers these variations.
Solar technologies such as photovoltaics and water heaters increase the supply of energy and may be characterized as supply side technologies. Technologies such as passive design and shading devices reduce the need for alternate resources and may be characterized as demand side. Optimizing the performance of solar technologies is often a matter of controlling the resource rather than simply maximizing its collection.
Thanks for the question^^
Where The Light Energy (From Sun To Earth) Goes?
We Fell Every Day Our Surroundings Are Cool In Early Morning Before The Rise Of Sun And When Sun Arises The Temperature Also Rises And Reaches To It'S Maximum Level At Mid-Day And After That The Temperature Falls Till The Early Morning And This Cycle Is Continuous...
The Question Is That The Millions Of Joules Of Energy Comes From Sun To Earth In The Form Of Light, Where It Goes? When Earth Excrete Enegy Then Where That Energy Goes?
The flux of solar energy is estimated at 1.5 x 10*22 Joules per day (a lot more than millions!)
The earth's albedo is about 30%, which means that 30% is reflected back into space.
The 70% that is absorbed by the earth's atmosphere and surface is augmented by another 4 x 10^18 joules/day from geothermal energy (the heat remaining from the formation of the earth plus radioactive decay), 3 x 10^17 joules/day from tidal effects and 1.1 x 10^18 joules/day from our burning fossil fuels.
About 3 x 10^22 joules.day is absorbed by plants converting energy and carbon dioxide and water to carbohydrates - but this is almost completely offset by plant and animal respiration.
Since the temperature of the earth remains constant (more or less), this energy must be re radiated back into space as infra red radiation.
The earth radiates energy equivalent to a black body at -18 degrees C. The infrared absorbing properties of carbon dioxide and water vapor act as a blanket to keep the surface of the earth at an average of about +18 degrees C.
The energy radiated by the earth as infra red is thus slightly ( 0.003%) more than the energy received from the sun in the form of light and other radiation.
Wiens law states that the peak wavelength of thermal emission is given by
w=0.0029/K where k is the temperature in degrees Kelvin. At 6000 degrees the peak wavelength received from the sun is at a wavelength of about 500 nanometers, whereas the earth re radiates at a peak wavelength of about 11,000 nanometers.
Solar Energy Case Study?
I Need Help On Where To Start With My Solar Energy Case Study, I Don'T Understand The Format Of It And Some Of The Things We Have To Include. Please Help The Question Is: Does Solar Energy Present A Better Option For Electricity Production That Fossil Fuels?
Also I Don'T Get This Question : What Types Of Energy Contribute To Making Electricity? .....Does It Mean Things Like Wind Energy Etc.
You seek to answer your question- "Does Solar energy present a better option for electricity production that fossil fuels?"
Does it? How?
The case study is what you use for collecting the facts and figures relevent to compare the various forms of electricity production in as comparable and equal setting as possible. ALL manners of making electricity can be compared, but your principle focus is ultimately : "Does Solar energy present a better option for electricity production that fossil fuels?: And you use the relevent data to prove why it is, or why it is not. BOTH are potentially valid results (that it is or that it is not) that are supported with data collected from the case study which lead to a complete conclusion.
An example might be a home converted to solely solar energy. Comparing the costs involved year to year prior to and after the installation (including the costs of installation) and the environemental impacts and end results.
The question you are answering dictates how the case study is caried out- what information do you need to compare honestly, accurately and completely shape what you compare between the 2 sources.
It is too easy to shape the data sources to support any position, so one must be careful to recognize where these factors might come into play and mitigate them if you truly seek an honest answer.
Although since it is a school project, and truth has no place in acedamia, you have to hide those influencing factors and minimize or ignore certain small details that might support an alternate position. So your premise is likely to be: Solar energy presents a better option for electricity production that fossil fuels, So minimiize the costs from the human costs of lost jobs, lost homes, lost opportunities, etc Or the cost per megawatt which is much higher for PV arrays, and you want to downplay the hazardous materials that are in PV panels, and you also want to trivialize the fact the sun does not always shine.
Can You Give Me Information On Solar Energy?
I Would Love To Use Some Solar Energy In My Home. What Can You Tell Me About How Much It Costs To Begin? Is There Some Sort Of Federal Tax Credit? What All Do I Need To Buy (Panels, Batteries, Etc)? Can A Homeowner Do The Installation Or Must It Be Done By A Professional? Would Also Appreciate Any Websites For Retailers Of Solar Energy Items. Thank You Very Much For Any Information.
When I was gainfully employed, prior to experiencing the bliss of retirement, I worked for a hardware store that marketed a solar energy system for single family residences.
The cost profile (this stuff is expensive) suggested that, if you planned to live in your home for 19 years post-installation, you would amortize the cost.
There were federal and California state tax credits available at the time, as well as a rebate from Pacific Gas and Electric (primary utility provider in No. Calif.) which produced a net cost near $20K.
You need to determine if your local power company is obligated to buy back surplus power from your solar system first. If they are not legally required to do so, that will make amortization more difficult.