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Solar Electric
  Photovoltaic (PV) is one of the best ways to utilize the World’s most abundant energy source, the Sun.  Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic systems consist of modules that use semi conducting materials to absorb sunlight. The absorbed sunlight knocks electrons loose from their atoms, allowing the electrons to flow through the material thus producing electricity. This electricity can be harnessed by storing it in batteries or feeding it into your local electric grid. The sun allows you to produce endless, clean, green electricity.

To the right is a diagram of a grid tied system. The electricity created from the solar panels is DC this energy is sent to the inverter which converts the energy to household AC current.  The AC power then travels to the electrical panel. This power is then read idly available for all your electrical needs. The electrical meter measures your electrical use and when your solar system produces more than you use your meter will spin backwards. The excess electricity will then be sold back to the utility grid and credited to your account. GreenLight Energy Solutions can also install a monitoring system that will keep track of how much energy your system produces, and you will be immediately notified if your system production levels dip below normal.

If you would like to learn more you can read up on Sharp's literature about solar electricity

Am I a candidate for Solar?
One of the most attractive things about PV is that it can be designed and installed to fit almost any property. PV systems can be aesthetically pleasing while consisting of very low maintenance. To be a candidate for solar panels a house must have a 180 degree, due south exposure to the sun. It is important to note that solar panels do not have to be mounted on the roof. Roofs tend to be better locations due to their constant exposure to the sun.

Incentive for Homeowners and Business Owners
Not only is Solar an applauded environmental move it is a wise financial strategy. A professionally installed Solar system can pay for itself in as little as 5 to 10 years and sometimes even faster depending upon certain incentives.

  • Depending on Electrical Bills and system size the Net Present Value for a solar system can range anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000.
  • A recent study from the Appraisal Institute suggested that the selling price of homes increases by $20.73 for every $1 decreases in annual electric bills. A typical solar system of 3kw which could cost as much as $12,000 after incentives and would save about $1,000 in annual energy cost would increase the value of your home by over $20,000.
  • Solar Systems can be financed. At GreenLight Energy Solutions our team will help you determine the best way to finance your investment in solar power. In most cases the sum of your loan payments and your new electricity bill will be less than your previous electric bill. This allows our customers to save money immediately without any out of pocket expenses.
Customers can get refunded on anywhere from 20-50% of an installed solar system. The incentive process can be confusing and very laboring. That’s why at GreenLight Energy Solutions we let you leave the hard work to us. As a company that is truly committed to helping their customers embrace renewable energy we will do the paperwork for you and wait for the incentive while you will be able to enjoy the rebates right away.

If you would like to learn more about incentives in your state click here.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us.


   
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