Solar Photovoltaic Systems Are Breaking Records!
Record numbers of American homeowners are choosing solar energy, and it’s easy to see why. The average cost of PV panels has dropped 60% since 2010 alone, and both federal and state governments have begun to promote renewable energy through robust tax incentives. That means that you don’t have to pay as much today to have free, non-polluting energy for the rest of your home’s life.
Once your solar PV system is installed, you could reduce your electric bill by 40% to 80% depending on the size of your system and your family’s power consumption habits. All you have to do it sit back and let the good, old Louisiana sunshine generate free electricity for you. Best of all, when your system generates more electricity than you can use, net metering regulations require your electric utility to purchase your surplus!
To get the most out of your solar system, we recommend reducing your energy consumption before you produce solar energy. Developing a home energy saving plan that includes high level insulation, improved air-tightness, energy efficient water heating, and EnergyStar HVAC systems will ensure that when you do go solar, you’re getting the most bang for your buck.
IS A SOLAR PV SYSTEM RIGHT FOR MY HOUSE?
It may surprise you to hear us say this, but solar power isn’t for everyone. We pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity, and that means giving you a free solar system evaluation to help you determine if your home will truly benefit from a solar PV system. We’ll be sure you’re informed as you consider your options, explaining the differences between solar PV and solar thermal systems and helping you decide which is best for your home.
HOW DO RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS WORK?
Your solar PV system allows your home to generate solar energy as your primary source of electrical power while relying on electricity supplied by your local electric utility when necessary. A standard “grid-connected” solar PV system is mounted on a south-facing roof or on the ground. In some cases, trees must be trimmed or cut down in order for the panels to receive maximum sunlight.
The solar cells transform sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, the kind used in batteries. An inverter then converts the DC into standard alternating current (AC), which is what you need to keep your phones charged, your refrigerator chilly, and your tv tuned to your favorite program.
Once installed, your solar PV system is virtually maintenance free, and your panels will continue producing free, green energy for 25 years or more!
No other solar energy company can provide the solutions and services that Sunlight Contractor does. From evaluations and estimates to energy conservation and production, we’re your one stop shop for energy efficiency. Call or email Sunlight Contractors today for a complete estimate on a solar energy system. We’ll help you determine if a solar powered system is right for your home.