SOLAR FAQ AND INFO
Here is some information regarding solar installation, the benefits of going solar, how solar panels work, and more!
How do solar panels work?
Solar panels absorb the suns light and separate electrons from atoms using photons. This process converts the sun light into direct current (DC) electricity. As most structures run on alternating currents, an inverter is used to convert the direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) electricity.
Will my grid-tied solar array power my home when the grid power is down?
No. For the safety of the linemen working on the power lines, you will not be allowed to produce energy that feeds back to the grid while the grid power is down. You will need a battery backup or another type of generator, at additional cost, to maintain power.
What are the financial benefits of solar energy?
By producing your own energy you can cut back, or even eliminate the electricity portion of your utility bill. Depending on your rate and use, this can add up to thousands of dollars per year. You might also qualify for federal and state incentives that could put additional thousands back into your pocket in the first year.
How is the solar array mapped out?
The solar array size is designed based off of your wants and needs with the space provided. The best place to start is with you electricity usage from the previous 12 months. This can typically be found on your most recent utility bill.