What is photovoltaic?

How does photovoltaic technology benefit me?

What rebates or incentives apply to my system?

What is net metering?

What happens to the electricity that I do not use during a given day?

How do I maintain my system?

What are Renewable Energy Certificates (REC’s)?

Why should I Invest in a Photovoltaic System now?

Why Choose Photovoltaic Energy now?

How Does A Photovoltaic (Solar) Electric System Work?

What is photovoltaic?
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.

How 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.

What 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.

What 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.

Net 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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What 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.

How 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.

What 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.

Why should I Invest in a Photovoltaic System now?
  1. 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 now.

  2. Declare energy independence Invest in a solar PV system and generate your own electricity from sunlight — a clean, silent, renewable energy source with no emissions.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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Why 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.

How Does A Photovoltaic (Solar) Electric System Work?

SOLAR STEPS

Step 1:
Sunlight hits the Solar Modules, made up of silicon solar cells, where it is converted into DC Current.

Step 2:
DC Current flows from the Solar Modules to the Inverter, where it is converted to AC Current and fed into the house for use.

Step 3:
The Panel contains circuit breakers designed to protect the house wiring from excessive AC Current.

Step 4:
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 bill.

 

 

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