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Frequent Questions

How does solar electric (photovoltaic) technology work?

Solar electric technology, also known as photovoltaic (PV), harnesses sunlight to generate electricity. PV panels consist of solar cells made of semiconductor materials, typically silicon. When sunlight strikes the panels, the cells create a flow of electrons, generating direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter then converts DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, suitable for powering your home or business.

What are the benefits of installing a solar electric system?

Solar electric systems offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Significant cost savings on electricity bills over the system’s lifespan.
  • Reduction in carbon footprint and environmental impact, as solar energy is clean and renewable.
  • Protection against rising energy costs, as solar energy is immune to utility rate hikes.
  • Potential eligibility for tax credits, rebates, and other financial incentives, further enhancing your return on investment.

How much does a solar electric system cost?

The cost of a solar electric system can vary based on several factors, including system size, equipment quality, installation complexity, and location. We offer personalized quotes based on your specific requirements. While the initial investment may seem substantial, keep in mind the long-term financial benefits, such as reduced or eliminated electricity bills and potential incentives.

Can a solar electric system power my entire home or business?

Yes, solar electric systems can power your home or business. The size and capacity of the system depend on factors like your energy consumption, available roof space, and local solar resources. While achieving complete energy independence is possible in some cases, the goal is often to offset a significant portion of your energy needs and reduce reliance on the grid.

What maintenance is required for a solar electric system?

Solar electric systems are designed to be low maintenance. Regular cleaning of the panels to remove dirt or debris is recommended, as well as occasional inspections to ensure optimal performance. We also recommend periodic professional maintenance to address any potential issues and ensure the system continues to operate efficiently.

Can I sell excess electricity back to the grid?

Yes, in many areas, net metering allows you to sell excess electricity produced by your solar electric system back to the grid. This can result in credits on your utility bill, offsetting future electricity consumption when your system produces less than you need, such as during cloudy days or at night.

How long does it take to install a solar electric system?

The installation timeframe depends on various factors, including system size, complexity, and permitting requirements. A typical residential installation can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. We prioritize efficient installations while ensuring attention to detail and quality workmanship.

If you have any additional questions or would like more information about solar electric systems, please feel free to contact us. Our team of experts is here to assist you on your solar energy journey.