Photovoltaic (solar electricity) technology is considered to be the
most promising and elegant means of renewable energy production for
the future. It provides an easy and reliable way of converting
sunlight directly into electricity.
does photovoltaic technology benefit me?
It allows you to generate electricity for your home or business,
independent of your utility company. As the world’s energy needs
increase, energy prices are steadily rising and becoming volatile.
Solar is the answer! By generating your own electricity, you can
take an important step in helping to protect yourself against an
uncertain energy future.
rebates or incentives apply to my system?
Federal, State, and Municipal incentives combined may save you 30 to
80% on the acquisition costs of your system.
is net metering?
Net metering programs serve as an important incentive for consumer
investment in renewable energy generation. Net metering enables
customers to use their own generation to offset their consumption
over a billing period by allowing their electric meters to turn
backwards when they generate electricity in excess of their demand.
This offset means that customers receive retail prices for the
excess electricity they generate. Without net metering, a second
meter is usually installed to measure the electricity that flows
back to the provider, with the provider purchasing the power at a
rate much lower than the retail rate.
metering is a low-cost, easily administered method of encouraging
customer investment in renewable energy technologies. It increases
the value of the electricity produced by renewable generation and
allows customers to "bank" their energy and use it a different time
than it is produced giving customers more flexibility and allowing
them to maximize the value of their production. Providers may also
benefit from net metering because when customers are producing
electricity during peak periods, the system load factor is improved.
Currently, net metering is offered in more than 35 states For a more
detailed description of state net metering policies and links to the
authorizing legislation, see the
DSIRE database, which is a project of the Interstate Renewable
Energy Council funded by the U.S. DOE and managed by the North
Carolina Solar Center.
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happens to the electricity that I do not use during a given day?
If your state offers net metering, you will receive credit for all
the unused electricity which you created. This credit will be used
to offset the times in which your electricity consumption was more
than the amount of electricity your system produced (e.g. Evening ).
At the end of the month or year, depending on your state, you will
pay just the net difference.
do I maintain my system?
Greens Solar Solutions systems are low maintenance. Generally, it is
only necessary to spray down the solar panels at regular intervals
to remove any debris and dust. Depending on the location of your
system, an annual cleaning may suffice. Please refer to your owner’s
manual for more information or feel free to contact us.
are Renewable Energy Certificates (REC’s)?
Renewable energy certificates (RECs), also known as green
certificates, green tags, or tradable renewable certificates,
represent the environmental attributes of the power produced from
renewable energy projects and are sold separate from commodity
electricity. Customers can buy green certificates whether or not
they have access to green power through their local utility or a
competitive electricity marketer. And they can purchase green
certificates without having to switch electricity suppliers.
should I Invest in a Photovoltaic System now?
Eliminate your net electric bill,
use current incentives SPG’s high-performance solar photovoltaic
(PV) systems combined with state rebates, federal tax credits,
depreciation and many states Net Energy Metering programs, create
very favorable financial incentives for installing a solar system
Declare energy independence
Invest in a solar PV system and generate your own electricity from
sunlight — a clean, silent, renewable energy source with no
Enjoy long-term solar life
expectancy With PV panels’ 25-year warranty and 30+ year
lifespan, your solar system will last for years to come, sheltering
you from rising electricity rates.
Add value to any property Solar
systems are exempt from most property taxes, but the value of a
solar system is added to the appraised value of a property. It’s one
of the few home improvements that can be justified in terms of
return on invested dollar.
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Choose Photovoltaic Energy now?
Energy rates are expected to
experience a dramatic increase over the next 5 to 10 years.
Investing in solar today allows
you to lock in your energy costs despite the increase that will
be experienced by non-solar assisted businesses.
Cash rebates; tax credits and
accelerated depreciation schedules can provide your company an
immediate return on investment.
Solar energy is 100% renewable.
The fuel that will power your business is free.
The installation of a solar
electric system allows your company to contribute in a major way
toward the reduction of green house gases.
Your product and service will
leave a smaller carbon footprint.
The installation of a solar
electric system also allows your company to aid the US in
curbing its dependency on polluting foreign energy sources.
Solar has now achieved true
state of the art performance and reliability.
Does A Photovoltaic (Solar) Electric System Work?
Sunlight hits the Solar Modules, made up of silicon solar cells,
where it is converted into DC Current.
DC Current flows from the Solar Modules to the Inverter, where it is
converted to AC Current and fed into the house for use.
The Panel contains circuit breakers designed to protect the house
wiring from excessive AC Current.
The Meter measures the amount of energy flowing in from and out to
the Grid (utility power distribution network). Excess energy sent
back to the grid spins the meter backwards, earning Renewable Energy
Credits (REC), which reduce or eliminate the homeowner’s electric
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