Solar 101: How does solar work?
Our panels capture sun light. Power is generated through a physical reaction is the silicon cells. That power is routed to an inverter where it is converted to AC voltage to power all of the electrical appliances in your home. During the day, your system produces more power than you can consume. The excess power is fed back into the electrical grid and monitored so that it can be made available to you at night. Since the solar array completely eliminates your electric bill, we show you how to divert the money you were spending with the utility company to pay off your equipment-completely eliminating this expense. Typically, we provide power at 25% to 50% less than traditional utility companies.
What is net-metering?
During the day your system will produce more power than you consume and fed back into the electrical grid. Net-metering is the agreement with the utility company that allows you track the amount of power generated and back-fed into the grid during the day so that power can be made available to you at night.
Should I buy or lease my system?
Everyone has a unique situation that need to be accounted for. Whether you should buy your system or lease it depends on a couple of variable: what your tax situation is and what your long-term goals are for your home. Our energy consultants are experts at analyzing your situation and providing the best possible solution.
What is a PPA?
A PPA (Power purchase agreement) is program where we use you roof (or ground if you have the space) to generate power onsite and sell it back to you at a fixed rate for less than what you would pay a traditional utility company.
What if I move, does solar increase the value of my home?
Simply put, yes. According to the DRE, homes with solar sit on the market 50% less time than comparable homes without it. According to another study conducted by Lawrence Berkley labs across eight states, buyers are willing to pay about $15,000 more for homes with rooftop solar.