Solar Panel Installation

Installing solar panels may be a wise investment in the long run. They’ll last for up to three decades with very little maintenance. In producing your own electricity, it’s possible to decrease or eliminate your energy bill to the electric company.

What’s more, there are state and federal tax credits that may decrease your initial installation expenses, which makes it an even better deal. You’ll simultaneously be decreasing your reliance on fossil fuels and reducing your carbon footprint, which makes your own contribution to the health of the earth.

How Does It Work?

The solar system will hook directly into the power grid. On a sunny day, when you produce more electricity than your home requires, you’ll actually send all of the excesses out along the power lines. On overcast days or at night, you’ll draw traditional energy from the grid. If the conditions are favorable enough, it’s possible to earn a profit by developing more electricity than you use in general.

They’ll basically pay for themselves in saved electricity expenses anywhere from 2 - 15 years, depending upon how much energy was created and the incentive programs in your state. In addition, most companies provide financing options in order for you not to have to pay for it all up-front.

However, solar is not a good option for every homeowner; therefore, give consideration to the following factors as you make a decision:

  • The Orientation of the Roof: For people who live in the Northern Hemisphere, the best light gets captured with a roof that faces south. Roofs that slope west and east also can capture a bit of energy. A sloped roof makes for the easiest installation, whereas flat roofs will require that you tilt the panels to capture the best light.
  • The Quality of the Roof: Chimneys and gables will restrict the quantity of space you have to work with, and if the roof is shake or tile it might add to the installation expenses.
  • The Shade: Solar panels will not do a lot of good if the direct light from the sun is blocked by tall buildings or a large tree that surrounds your house.

What are the Next Steps?

If you believe your home is a good prospect, the following step includes contacting the office (910) 351-0112 or cell (910) 308-5108