Residential solar has the capability to reduce homeowner’s utility bill up to 45%. In combination with energy storage, utility bills can be nearly eliminated. 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.
Eagle Solar & Light offers a complimentary on-site visit review of your property to define the best option for solar. With solar power being new to many southern states, much of our focus is on education and matching customer objectives to the best products in the industry.
Residential Solar Information:
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. Roof top racking is rated to withstand 120 mph winds. Financial benefits vary from utility company to utility company, but there is a federal tax credit of 30% regardless of location. Each utility company has their various rates, classes, surcharges, rebates, and net metering. We understand and speak the utility language, so you don’t have to.
We handle the entire process from design, utility licensing, municipal permitting, installation, and after sale service. Finally, our designs include cloud-based real time and historic system monitoring, accessible by any smart device.
Our Solar Installation Process:
Our representatives will discuss the ends and outs of solar with you to insure your understanding of solar power, types of solar for homeowners, mounting options, and how solar can benefit you and your home. We utilize our satellite programing in office to predetermine your home’s solar potential. The next step will be moving forward by studying your utility bills to understand your power consumption and your utility rate.
At this stage, one or more of our representatives will perform a site assessment of the property to roof to determine the best place for a solar array. If necessary, representatives will take measurements of roofs and obstructions to refine the design of the solar array. Any concerns or questions about the solar potential of your home will be covered during the site assessment.
After the site assessment is performed, we create a hand tailored solar proposal that covers everything from what your solar array will produce on a monthly basis vs. what you are paying your utility, to the return on investment, to warranty, to size of solar system array and more.
Your Eagle Solar & Light representative will review your detailed proposal and address any further questions or concerns you may have. Once agreement is reached, we move forward by sending in a interconnection request with your utility company.
Eagle Solar & Light handles all submissions of building permits with the city or county where your house resides. This process can take up to 4 weeks depending on the location of the installation.
After the permit process has finished and materials have been ordered, we will schedule the installation with you.
After safety equipment is prepared and materials arrive, Eagle Solar & Light will begin the installation process. Installation of solar equipment can be weather dependent. Once the installation of solar equipment is complete and the wiring of the system has finished, a certified electrician preforms the interconnection with the utility company.
After interconnection, final electrical inspection by city or county takes place.
After the final inspection is completed, your system will begin producing power and offsetting your utility bill every day. Our representatives will explain the solar monitoring software enabling you to see your systems daily production.
Southern Solar Information:
The growth of the solar industry has grown exponentially in the southeast over the past 5 years. Residential solar is a large part of that expansion. With the solar potential of the south being second only to the southwest region of America, it is poised to become the next solar energy leader.
There are many misconceptions about solar energy in the southeast region ranging from it does not get enough sun to the humidity does not allow for solar energy to be stable. The fact of the matter is that Alabama ranks 13th in the nation in its raw solar potential and North Carolina was 2nd in the US for installed solar in 2017.
Residential Solar Example:
This residential solar example is the first photovoltaic (solar) ground mount in the City of Mountain Brook, Alabama. The system consists of 40 LG Solar modules, a SolarEdge inverter to convert the sun's DC energy to AC energy to power the house, and a Snap'N'Rack aluminum rail mounting system.
This system also includes a SolarEdge Zigbee monitoring kit which allows the homeowner to monitor daily energy production from any smart device.