SOLAR INSTALLATION

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How does solar convert sunlight into energy you might ask? Solar energy is produced when sunlight shines on a solar panel it is turned into a DC current. An inverter either micro or centralized will convert DC voltage into AC. This type of voltage is what we use to run our household Items. Your home will use what it needs from the solar production then send it back to the grid. If you have a battery it would be stored to the battery first then sent back to the grid. Sending your energy back to the grid is through net metering. Your electric meter will read backward and give you credits for overproduction.

MicroInverter

Microinverters are installed underneath your panels and transfer the AC current to a DC voltage. A microinverter is much smaller than a centralized inverter and can fit in your hand. You will have the same number of microinverters as you do panels. 

PRO

  • Independent panel production

  • No limitations to the configuration of your array

  • If Inverter fails your system's production continues 

  • Panel-level monitoring. 

  • You can grow your system over time. 

CON

  • Rooftop Inverter maintenance

  • Battery storage requires conversion with efficiency losses

  • More failure points with multiple inverters.

Centralized String Inverter

(Power Optimizer)

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Centralized string inverters are units that sit on the side of your home usually next to your electric panel and utility meter. The AC current is run by one or two strings into the centralized inverter to be transformed int a DC voltage. 

PRO

  • Cost-effective​

  • Ground accessible for easy maintenance

(PRO with optimizer add on)

  • Independent panel production

  • panel-level monitoring

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CON

  • If an inverter fails entire system production stops

  • system only produces as much electricity as its leas productive panel​

  • System-level monitoring only

(CON with optimizer add on)

  • Cost More

Inverters

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The Solar Installation Process

The installation itself will take 1-3 days. But before you can have the system installed there are a few things that need to take place first. There are a few contracts that need to be signed from us and the utility company. Then you as the homeowner will be presented with your plans to be approved before permits are pulled. Once permits are pulled installation will take place. after the installation a city inspector will come to your home and inspect the system to make sure everything was installed correctly and up to city code. The final step is receiving approval from the electric company. Since we are connecting the solar system to the grid your utility company needs to approve the system as well to enable net meetering. this takes anywere from 5-15 days. Finally once you recive PTO or permission to operate from the electric company you are able to turn your system on and benefit from the solar energy produced. 

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