Residential Solar

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.

What are the advantages of solar for my home?

  • Cost Savings:  Residential solar has the capability to reduce homeowner’s utility bill up to 40-50%.  
  • 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 Few Examples:

Waynesville, NC Home 10.65 kW

Mountain Brook, AL 12.0 KW

Chapel Hill, NC Home 12.00kW

Birmingham, AL Home 10.54 kW

Indian Springs, AL 8.2 KW (Hybrid)

Arvada, CO 8.4 KW

Our Solar Installation Process:

Our representatives will discuss the ins 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 programming 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. The installation itself is non-intrusive and typically without heavy machinery. Being typically on the roof of a building, 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 performs the interconnection with the utility company. After interconnection, the final inspections by city or county takes place.
After the final inspection is completed, you are producing power and offsetting your utility bill every day.

COMMON RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS

Grid-Tied

Grid-Tied-Solar Setup

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.  

Hybrid

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.

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