Solar Panel Installation & Repair in Austin
By installing a solar system, you become your own energy provider, reducing electricity costs for the next 25+ years. Most utility companies will track your electricity generation through net metering and should credit you for the excess solar power you produce.
Over the past five years, the cost of electricity has risen on average 5% nationwide each year. Solar power can help offset these increasing costs by producing your own electricity.
A solar electric system has just a few components – photovoltaic (PV) panels (they collect the sun’s energy), an inverter (which converts the sun’s energy to usable electricity), and possibly racking, which attaches the solar panels to your home’s roof. Your solar system is connected to the local utility grid, which stores the solar power you generate.
During the day, the photovoltaic panels capture the sunlight… and the inverter converts it to usable electricity. The energy you produce on any given day, and that you don’t use, goes back to the utility grid. At night, or when the sun isn’t shining, you will use electricity from the connected utility. In most locations, utility companies are required to credit you for excess power production your solar system generates. By properly sizing your solar system to cover your electricity usage, you can reduce or even virtually eliminate your utility bill.
The Federal government is offering a 30% income tax credit through 2016, and in many areas, state, local, and utility incentives are also available.
- STEP 1: We’ll ask you a few questions to begin to understand if solar is right for you.
In a few short steps, let us help you discover if your location is a viable solar candidate.
- STEP 2: We’ll give you some background on the ease and simplicity of solar, and how it works.
Solar is simple, exciting and virtually maintenance-free. Click here to learn more about how solar works.
- STEP 3: We’ll provide you with a virtual solar assessment of your location.
No home visit is necessary! Using the latest aerial imagery technology we will assess your location and determine the best solar installation option for you.
- STEP 4: You’ll have the information you’ll need to decide if you’re ready for a move to renewable energy.
Once you’ve completed the virtual assessment, you’ll be given our Sun-Friendly Solar Proposal, which gives you all the information you need to make the move to renewable solar energy.
- STEP 5: If you like the savings we propose with solar, we’ll schedule an on-site survey with one of our certified contractors.
There are several key milestones from the time you sign your purchase contract until your new solar system is installed and functional. We will work with you to understand the necessary steps and make your solar installation easy and enjoyable.
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