Residential Solar has the capability to reduce a homeowner’s utility bill. in combination with energy storage, utility bills can be nearly eliminated. we offer a complimentary on-site visit review of your property to define the best option for solar.
Advantages of Solar for your home
Residential solar has the capability to reduce homeowner’s utility bill up to
- Energy Independence: Grid-tied or off-grid, free yourself from the increasing cost of utilities. In combination with energy storage, utility bills can be nearly eliminated for decades. Generate and consume your own energy, without “renting” it from the utility.
- Increase the Value of your Home: Adding solar not only saves money but a 2019 report from Zillow found that homes with solar panels sold for 4.1% more on average than homes without solar.
- Make a Difference: Solar emits no greenhouse gases, creating a cleaner and more sustainable world for your children.
- Technologically Advanced: We are certified dealers for one of the nation’s largest solar industry suppliers and have access to architecturally advanced solar panels to fit any aesthetic need. The technology behind solar panels, inverters and batteries continues to advance. They are an important part of a “smart home” that helps to lower your energy usage and move you into the future of distributed generation.
- No Worries: Solar Energy Systems have no moving parts, are noiseless, and require little maintenance. Most solar modules carry a 25 year warranty and are rated to withstand 1” diameter hail at 50 mph.
A “grid-tied” solar system is exactly that, interconnected to the national electrical grid system that feeds electricity from your utility to all homes, businesses, farms, etc. This system simply consists of solar panels and inverters which convert the energy from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). Although these solar systems are tied to the grid, the power generated from your solar system is consumed by your home or business first and any excess energy is fed into the grid. Alternatively, when the sun isn’t shining, such as during storms or nighttime, your home or business will receive its electricity needs from the grid without interruption.
A “hybrid” solar system is a combination of grid and off-grid. It combines all the elements of an off-grid system minus the back-up generator. In this arrangement, the batteries are charged from both the solar and the utility, depending on which is cheaper or accessible during that time.
A hybrid system is most advantageous when you have “time-of-use” charges for your home. This way, the batteries can be used during the peak period times (when electricity is most expensive, typically mid-day in the summer) if the solar is not generating sufficient power, such as during a summer thunderstorm.