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What type of system should I have for my home?

Most homes can benefit greatly from the simplicity of our Enphase + Solar PV panel systems. Such a system requires one microinverter per panel and are easy to install (1 day). These systems also don’t have a single point of failure such as string inverter systems. With such a system you could be 100% operational, generating your own power and earning savings in 24 hours from your installation day.

How long will my solar power system last?

Most solar PV panels have a 25-year life expectancy with associated warranties. Many panels produced 30+ years ago have exceeded their life expectancy by more than 10 years and have a minimal drop in production efficiency. Within the last 5 years, the technology has greatly improved and some say that panels produced today with 25-year expectancy may last more than double their life expectancy. Another thought to keep in mind about the technology itself… the world’s first modern solar panel still works after 60 years.

What is a 'Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System'?

A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists of an arrangement of several components, including solar panels to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity, a solar inverter to change the electric current from DC to AC, as well as mounting, cabling, and other electrical accessories to set up a working system. It may also use a solar tracking system to improve the system’s overall performance and include an integrated battery solution.

How do I learn what my monthly or annual energy consumption is?

In most cases, your electricity bill should have that information on it. If you need help understanding it one of our Associates would be happy to go through it with you. We use your electricity bill and the historical data on it to ascertain a projected consumption rate into the near future. This allows us to better estimate the type and size of system that you need.

How long does it take for me to start saving money?

Once we have installed your PV system, we set up your online monitoring account. Within 24hrs you will be able to see your electricity production, consumption, and expected savings, online or from the app on your cell phone.

What happens during the night? or cloudy days?

If you have a grid-tied system without a battery system during the night o

 

What kind of maintenance will be needed?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

Is it difficult to switch to solar energy?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

How reliable is solar energy?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

What kind of system size would be needed for an average size family?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

Do I have to make a change to my home electrical system? Can I sill use my appliances?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

What do the terms on-grid, grid-connected, grid-tied and off-grid mean?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

What about the permits and local building codes?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

What if I need a new roof or am building a new house?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

Do I need to use batteries for solar energy?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

Will I pay the same every month?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

How do I know if a residential solar electric system would work on my home?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

What happens to the electricity when I produce more than I consume?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

Can I install more systems after initial installation if my consumption increases?

Absolutely! We use microinverters in 90% of our systems so it is very easy to add more power to your system. If you already have a system installed with us it will be very fast and inexpensive to add more panels and microinverters to your system. Our competitors that use large string inverters cannot easily upgrade the systems they install without some additional costs and installation work. Simply give us a call and we can bring the added panels and microinverters to your location and have them installed in a day.

Are the solar panels too heavy for my roof?

You bet! Checkout the Portfolio Pages here for example. Plus you can use any of the Galleries to showcase you work too.

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