Solar Power Systems
Electricity from the solar energy system is tied in to the buildings existing service panel, supplementing the energy supplied from your utility company. The grid-tied solar system is THE choice for homeowners looking to lower electric bills, hedge against future rate increases, increase home value, and all the while lessening your impact on the environment. Most economical installation for residential and commercial. Take advantage of the available incentives from utility companies, federal tax credit, and Grants to get upfront cost down setting you up for a speedy return on investment.
Off-grid systems are most common in remote locations without utility service. Off-grid solar-electric systems operate independently from the local utility grid to provide electricity to a home, building, boat, or RV (or remote agricultural pumps, gates, traffic signs, etc.). These systems typically require either a battery bank (to store solar electricity for use during nighttime or cloudy weather) a backup source of energy (like a generator), or both. An off-grid solar system must be large enough to produce enough electricity to cover 100% of the energy needs of the buildling. In all off-grid scenarios, electrical usage must be monitored and kept below the maximum output of the panels and batteries as there is no grid-source to supply excess power. Cost of batteries is also included on the the 30% Investment Tax Credit. More information.
Hybrid solar systems generate power in the same way as a common grid-tie solar system but use special hybrid inverters and batteries to store energy for later use. This ability to store energy enables most hybrid systems to also operate as a backup, or a generator power supply during a utility blackout. If you live in an area that experiences frequent blackouts, or just simply can’t afford to risk having blackouts we can hook up the batteries and or a generator to your “critical loads” which are often times freezers, refrigerators, fans, TV’s etc to ensure a comfortable living experience during an outage