WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW ALL OF THE MOVING PIECES OF SOLAR WORK SO YOU CAN MAKE THE MOST INFORMED DECISION.
how solar power works
Solar panels are placed on your roof and are wired to an inverter which in turn is connected to your home electrical service. The panels collect the energy from the sun and create DC electricity. That DC electricity is sent into the inverter which turns it into AC power, the power which we use in our homes every day.
Until 2016 the Federal Government provides a significant tax credit to the owners of solar systems. Further, states like NJ and Massachusetts have lead the charge providing various incentive programs to strengthen the return. Ultimately, residents of these states have enjoyed historic offers of reduced and ultimately eliminated electricity bills.
When you are “net metered” you are essentially using the power company as your storage solution. When the system is producing more electricity than you need, it feeds back into the power company’s grid. When you need more than you are producing, you are simply using the power company’s electricity. A meter designed for solar tracks all of this for you, your solar provider and the power company. Put differently, without solar you are strictly debiting from the power company, with solar you are debiting and crediting.
Solar has so many benefits outside of financial. We are literally improving the health of our planet for generations to come. The state recognizes this undeniable need to make homeowners want to put solar on their homes so there is no sales tax and no property tax.
The solar panels we use have a 25 year production warranty of over 80%. That means that 25 years from now your system’s panels will be producing 80% of the power they are on day one. Solar is a unique investment since it not only provides you an immediate return but long term as well. With power companies historically raising rates at 3.5%+/- per year, the longer you have solar the more you save per kWh.
Right now you pay the power company to generate and deliver electricity to your home. That is exactly what solar replaces. You are now generating it right on your property as well as taking care of your own delivery.