HOW SOLAR WORKS
Solar panels contain solar cells, which have semiconductors that convert light into electrical energy. Direct current (DC) electricity is produced and routed to an inverter.
An inverter converts the electricity into alternating current (AC), which is used in consumer appliances, lighting, and heating and cooling systems.
Meters measure the amount of electrical energy produced by the panel and monitor performance of the system.
Electricity produced goes through the utility grid. Those who use the power pay the solar producer for the energy.
REDUCE OR ELIMINATE YOUR ELECTRIC BILL
Whether you’re a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. Even if you don’t produce 100% of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills, saving you a lot of money. With the cost of solar becoming more affordable it is now more affordable than ever to have your very own solar system installed!
INCREASE YOUR PROPERTY VALUE
Looking for ways to boost the value of your home? Investing in a solar system is a sure way to do just that. Studies show that homes equipped with solar energy systems have a higher property value and even sell more quickly than non-solar homes.
GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES AND REBATES
To encourage the continued expansion of the solar industry, governments, utilities and other organizations offer solar tax breaks and financial incentives to make solar more accessible for today’s homeowners. The federal government allows you to deduct 26% of your solar power system costs off your federal taxes through an investment tax credit (ITC). As a result, there’s great potential to reduce the net cost of your solar system by anywhere from 30 to 50 percent.
CREATE JOBS AND HELP YOUR LOCAL ECONOMY
According to studies, solar jobs are growing 12 times faster than the total US economy. Overall, more than 260,000 people work in the solar industry, up by 24% from 2015. This growth is expected to continue as the demand for solar grows.