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Solar Panels Harness Solar Energy

Solar panel technology uses the second most abundant element on earth to harness the limitless energy of the sun. It couldn’t be more sustainable, and it’s becoming more affordable every year. So how do solar panels work to power your home?

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Collect Energy
Solar panels collect energy from the sun. When sunlight hits the solar panels, photovoltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity.
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Power Your Home
The inverter then converts the DC current from the sun into AC power, which is the power used in your home.
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RECEIVE CREDIT
The excess electricity goes into the grid and you receive a credit on your account.

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Solar panels collect energy from the sun, using the 99.9% pure silicon inside as a semiconductor. At the heart of any solar solution is the photovoltaic (PV) cell; photo meaning “light” and voltaic meaning “electricity”. When sunlight hits the solar panels, those PV cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity. The inverter then converts the DC current from the sun into AC power, which is the power used in your home. Wondering what happens if you produce more power than you use? The excess electricity goes into the grid and you receive a credit on your account. The inverter also provides your system with ground-fault protection, preventing your panels from experiencing an electrical breakdown.

Benefits

RENEWABLE ENERGY
Solar technology uses the second most abundant element on earth to harness the limitless energy of the sun.
Dependable System
Solar systems are an extremely reliable source of power, especially when using Green Street. By using SunPower’s technology, your system comes with a 25-year warranty so you don’t have to worry about receiving consistent energy over its lifetime.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
By utilizing solar energy, you’re significantly reducing your CO2 emissions and thereby contributing to a much healthier environment.
Tax Credits and Incentives
Because solar power has so many benefits, the government adamantly encourages participation by offering many tax credits, rebates, and other incentives.
INCREASED HOME VALUE
Research has shown that for each kilowatt of energy installed, the value of your home increases upwards of $5,000.
LOW MAINTENANCE
Once your panels have been installed, there’s nothing else you need to worry about during the lifetime of your system.
COMBAT INCREASING ELECTRICITY COSTS
With the cost of electricity rising at an alarming rate, it’s even more important for you to rely on your own energy production. By investing in solar panels, you can avoid exorbitant increases in your energy bill and save even more.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MOVEMENT
By utilizing the power of the sun – a natural energy source, you’re contributing to a shift in energy use that can be sustained over time.

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FAQS

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The goal is to offset as much of your energy consumption as possible - saving you thousands in the long run. Depending on the size of your system, the time of year, your location, and the current weather, your solar production may vary. Contact us to see how much you can save by going solar.
All homes and businesses are different, so the costs will be unique to your custom system. The primary costs associated with going solar involve the installation of the system, and the system itself which consists of equipment like panels, inverters, and racking. We understand each homeowner has unique needs and requirements, that’s why we offer several financing options to help you make the decision that works best for you. You can even go solar for $0 money down. Your system will not only provide electric bill savings, but we will make sure you receive all rebates and incentives available to you. Additionally, your solar system can actually increase your property value without increasing your property taxes. Recent research and white papers have shown that in addition to your annual savings, the value of your residence will increase by approximately $5,500 per kilowatt installed when using SunPower panels. Rest assured, your system will more than pay for itself in the long run.
We know that going solar is very exciting, but it’s important to keep in mind that every step of the process is absolutely crucial to you owning a successful solar system. Once you’ve decided to go solar, the time it takes for your system to get up and running will vary based on where you live, but there are 6 steps:
  1. Site Assessment
  2. Engineering & Design
  3. Permitting
  4. Installation
  5. Inspection
  6. System Activation