How Solar Works

Easy 5-Step Process

1: Consultation

We’ll analyze your energy use and assess your roof using satellite imaging. You’ll get a FREE custom quote and we’ll map out your energy savings for the next 25 years.

2: Agreement

Our paperwork is transparent and easy to understand, and our ironclad guarantee and warrantee will protect your solar system and your home for many years to come.

3: Design

Our veteran engineers will take measurements of your roof and property, and then we’ll design your ideal solar energy system based on your home’s capacity and your unique energy needs.

4: Installation

We take care of all the permits and inspections, and then schedule your installation for a time that is most convenient for you. All you have to do is sit back and watch it come to life.

5: Start Saving!

Faster than you think, we ‘flip the switch’ to harness the sun, and you watch your savings begin! When you see your electric meter move backwards, your future looks much brighter!

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How-Solar-Works-DiagramBefore you start the process of having a residential solar energy system installed in your home, it’s essential that you understand how it works. This way, you’ll understand exactly what you’re getting and how you can best use the system.

What is Solar Power?

Solar power is, put simply, energy that is created from sunlight. The power is harnessed though a system of solar photovoltaics (solar PV), that turns sunlight into electrical energy. Solar PV is used in solar panels, which are connected to a building’s electrical system. These are typically used for small- to medium-sized applications, like to power a home or a business.

How Does it Work?

Solar panels get their energy from the photovoltaic effect, which causes photons (light particles) to “excite” electrons to a higher state of energy. This allows them to carry an electrical current. Solar panels are made from solar cells that contain photovoltaic materials. The panels are wired together and connected to an inverter, which changes the direct current (DC) current to the alternating current (AC) power supplied by electric companies. This AC power goes through the wires and into a net meter to be distributed throughout the building.

How Do you Know if Solar will Benefit You?

Although we wish it did, solar isn’t for everyone. Every house is different and the sun shines differently all over the country. The best way to check though is to first check the direction your roof is facing. South is by bar the best, followed by West, East, with the worst being North. After identifying the best facing roof check at different times of the day to see how much sun hits your roof. The average direct sun hours for a qualifying home is only 2.5 hours so if you think you get that then it’s time to go solar!