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Imagine generating your own power with solar for your home or business. Now you can take control of the ever increasing electric cost by installing solar PV. The cost for these installations are half what they were just five years ago.
We can help you make it happen. We are Certified Electrical Contractors with years of experience in solar photovoltaic systems. From homes to commercial and utility customers we have the experience you need.
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Q. What is the difference between solar for hot water and solar for electric?
A. Solar that heats water for pools or domestic hot water inside your home, is thermal solar equipment.
We can recommend installers for you.
Solar that produces electricity is solar photovoltaic, or solar PV. Solar electric is our specialty and that is where we shine!
Q. How much does solar PV cost?
A. Solar installation costs vary depending on equipment, size of the project, and so on. The smallest systems we have installed for residential cost was about 8k and up to 45k + for some large homes. The price we quote includes everything.
Q. I am worried about roof leaks, how do you keep my roof safe from damage?
A. We use the industries best practices for roof attachments including flashings and commercial grade roof sealants designed for the application. Some contractors in the past failed to use flashings and used sub standard sealants resulting in leaks and unhappy customers. Some installation, like standing seam metal roofs, require no penetrations with the equipment we use.
Q. Do I need batteries?
A. Most systems do not use batteries and they are called "Grid-Tied" systems. They connect directly to your breaker panel and sync up to the utility power. You use the power or feed it back into the grid.
Q. What happens if the Grid goes down?
A. Grid -Tied systems will shut down. Because they are wired directly to your breaker panel with no transfer switch, the systems shut down to prevent a backfeed into the grid. The systems that use batteries can supply emergency standby power. The extra cost for batteries is a factor.
We have a new product that can give you some power in the daytime if the grid is down and it uses no batteries or storage. See the SMA video above and contact us for more information.
Q. So how does the power company handle these installation?
A. You as their customer are required to sign an interconnection agreement between you and them. We will provide you with the paperwork and guide you through the process, it is pretty easy. The power company will install a new meter that can measure the power you are producing / or you are consuming. This is called "Net-Metering" and the power company pays you dollar for dollar for the energy you produce. So when it is daytime and you are producing clean solar energy, if you produce more than you use, you get credit for the production. During the night it is like the utility is a battery for you to use.
Q. What if I want to put in a huge system and sell back to the power company?
A. Most utilities credit your overproduction from the system, and settle up with you yearly. The trick is they will only pay you their wholesale cost for power you over produced. For example you may be paying .10-.11 a kWh. The power company is probably paying .04 a kWh.
We help our customers by sizing their solar photovoltaic system to fit their needs and goals. Most of the time that goal is to size it as close as possible to eliminate the electric bill without overproducing.
Q. What about the equipment? How long will it work?
A. Solar PV is not a new technology. There are systems in California that are 40+ years old and still working.
Solar panels today have energy production warranties for 25-30 years depending on the brand.
Solar Inverters have 10 to 30 year warranties depending on brand and type.
We install every system to last 30+ years.
Q. What else should I know about your company?
A. We like what we do. We want you have the best experience with solar as possible. We make the process easy and we make sure it will produce the energy expected, we make sure the installation is the best from equipment to installation practices. From our first time we meet with you and for years to come we want you to be happy with your new solar electric system and our company.
We welcome any other questions you may have and we will provide you with information as well as a second opinion on equipment or installation proposals from any company.