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 property owner to utilize the sun to power daily life: running your air conditioning unit, washing clothes, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a pressure on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, numerous homeowners discover that the convenience, distinct features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more attractive.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Significantly minimize and even eliminate your electrical bills
Whether you're a property owner, service, or not-for-profit, electricity expenses can make up a big part of your monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's whole 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you take in, solar will reduce your utility expenses and you'll still conserve a great deal of loan.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't a cost-- they are among the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional financial investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical power bill cost savings, the typical American house owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Safeguard against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of solar panels is the ability to hedge energy costs. In the previous 10 years, domestic electricity costs have increased by an average of three percent every year. By purchasing a solar energy system now, you can repair your electricity rate and secure versus unpredictable increases in electrical energy expenses. If you're a business or homeowner with fluctuating capital, going solar likewise helps you better projection and handle your expenditures.
#4 Increase your residential or commercial property value
Several research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and offer faster than non-solar homes. Appraisers are significantly taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as property buyers end up being more educated about solar, demand for homes equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential element of attaining energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to generate electrical energy from the sun, we can likewise insulate our country from cost changes in global energy markets.
#6 Create jobs and help your regional economy
Inning accordance with The Solar Foundation, the solar industry 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 growth is expected to continue. Due to the fact that solar-related tasks tend to be greater paying and can not be contracted out, they are a substantial factor to the United States economy.
#7 Safeguard the environment
Solar is an excellent method to minimize your carbon footprint. Structures are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly reduce that number. A typical residential photovoltaic panel system will eliminate 3 to four lots of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees each year.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are crucial elements of a company's culture and worths. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Increasingly, customers and neighborhoods are recognizing and rewarding businesses that decide to operate responsibly. Companies are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer purchasing decisions, developing goodwill and enhancing business outcomes.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power arrangements (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no loan down.
Many house owners choose to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This indicates that a third-party company-- the solar supplier-- owns the solar system and takes care of installation, upkeep, monitoring and repairs. You just pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility business.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Financial investment
The utility business are well-known for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity rates. There is clearly an upward pattern.
With solar panels and basic mathematics, we can determine how much electrical energy will be generated, and most notably, at what rate, for a minimum of the next 20 years (fixed energy expenses).
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
Solar Energy Vs. Wind Energy?!?
Hey Guys. I Would Like To Begin Heading Up A Commitee In My School That Focus' On Making Our School Greener. I Would Like To Present Some Facts To Them And See If It Would Be A Possibility To Have Wind Or Solar Energy At Our School. I Live In Northern Michigan So It Gets Very Cold, If That Makes A Difference.
Could You Please Tell Me All You Know Of Solar Panals And Wind Turbines? Another Big Factor Is The Cost - We Have About 90 Kids Per Grade K-12. Thanks
The current solar panel technology is actually more efficient in cold weather. We installed ours when it was -10 degrees (F) and they generated 120% of their rated capacity. So your cold weather is not a problem. However, you may wish to consider whether the number of sunny days warrants a solar generating system, which tends to be pricey.
As for wind, it's also spendy. You don't want to mount it on the roof, because the vibrations will transfer into the building. So you need a separate tower for the turbine. We set up a 350 watt turbine on a 45-foot tower for about $1,500. But it generates 24 volt DC electricitry, so it requires an inverter in order to provide 120 volt AC power used in most buildings. Add another $4,000 if you want it to reduce your school's dependence on fossil fuels. Otherwise, it's little more than a demonstration project.
Solar also is typically set up to generate 24 volt DC power, so it too needs an inverter. Our 1KW solar system, with inverter and battery backup, cost about $16K. About $4K was for the batteries, which you wouldn;t need. And we got a $4K tax credit from the fed and state. Still, you're in the $8,000 range if you include the inverter.
Alternatively you can try to see whether some of the school's needs could be met with DC power, either 12 or 24 volts. A more practical, if less visible, approach might be to talk to your utility and see if you can contract to buy wind power (ours sells wind power for about 3 cents per KWH more than coal power).
What Is The Difference Between Thermal And Solar Energy?
I Know That Solar Energy Is Energy From The Sun Converted Into Elctrical Energy And All That Great Stuff, But If You Heat A Sheet Of Flashing Copper, Put It In The Sun And It Makes A Little More Energy Than It Did In The Shade, Is That Thermal Or Solar Energy
Solar energy is energy from the sun.
There are many forms of energy.
- Plants use photosysthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy.
- Solar cells convert solar energy into electricity.
- Evaporated and condensed water, thermals, and winds convert solar energy to mechanical energy.
- Copper flashing, like most things sitting out in the sun, convert solar energy to heat.
So, its solar energy until it is absorbed by the copper, then it is thermal energy (heat).
Edit: I know 2 ways to convert thermal energy to electrical. First is a thermoelectric generator. These tend to be costly, delicate, and have low efficiency. Check out the links below the article, especially the HZ-14 one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoelect...
2nd way is to use an engine or turbine. Concentrating sunlight with mirrors onto a small boiler creates high pressure steam. It is used in a turbine to make electricity. Some experimental units have actually been deployed by utility companies in sunny areas. While they depend on government subsidies, with enough emprovement, the technologies may stand on their own. You can also use solar energy to heat air or other working fluid inside an engine to convert the thermal energy to mechanical motion that drives an electrical generator. The most efficient such engine is called a carnot engine, which is unfortunately impractical to make economically.
Finally, things like windmills and waterpower actually convert solar to mechanical power, which is then used to drive generators. These are actually variations of the 2nd point.
BTW, if you're asking how to make a simple solar cell from copper, see link: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;...
Are Humans Able To Survive Only By Consuming Solar Energy?
Can Humans Utilize Sunlight And Use It As An Energy In Their Body Without Consuming Food For Years?
Uh, no. Humans are not able to convert sunlight into energy like plants. Humans do not have the photosynthesis cells in the skin. Work on the genetics and maybe someday we will be able to quit eating and just bask.
Solar Energy In Delhi?
Write In Detailhow Has Solar Energy Helped In Conserving Electrical Energy In Delhi
A solar hot water system, specifically the thermosyphon system will use the sun to heat all the hot water without electrical power. It has no moving parts and requires no electricity to heat the water.
As the sun heats the solar panels the hot water will rise to the top of the tank and the cooler water will return to the bottom of the solar panel. You can't see the water moving but you can put a thermometer on the bottom of the solar panel and one on the top of the tank and you will notice the top is hotter.
Is There Really A Technology More Efficient And Cheaper Than Solar Cells? If Yes, What Is It?
Is There Really A Technology More Efficient And Cheaper Than Solar Cells? If Yes, What Is It? Can You Explain Or Give Websites To Me? Thanks
The inefficiency in solar cells is because they convert from one energy form to another, there are always "losses" when you convert from one form of energy to another. Using energy in its original form is always more efficient.
Solar cell designs are becoming more efficient but will always have limitations.