Plug into the sun for FREE energy! Become energy independent, reduce your utility bills, protect yourself against blackouts and reduce environmental pollution! If you are interested in solar electricity, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone: 603-358-3444, or come in and see our shop at 79 Emerald Street, Keene, NH 03431. Testimonials
GRID-TIE - SOLAR ELECTRIC - PHOTOVOLTAIC
THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO PUT A SOLAR ELECTRIC ARRAY ON A HOUSE
For starters, it's a great investment! Once the solar electric array has been paid for, the cost of electricity can go to almost zero, (except a monthly meter charge from the electric company).
Most solar electric systems connect to the grid and reduce or eliminate the amount of conventional power supplied to them through the grid. A grid-tied system produces power from solar energy and your house remains connected to the power grid. In the summer, the system may produce more energy than the user needs, spinning the meter backwards. In the winter, the system produces less, and the user draws the balance from the grid. The system is sized to neutralize their energy bill over the course of the year, not on a daily or monthly basis.
Solar systems typically have a working life of 35+ years, typically with a 25 year production guarantee on the panels. This means that in 25 years the panels will still produce 80% of their original rating. The panels themselves have no moving parts and are quite durable. Roof installations are common. Ground mount systems are also popular, but add about 20 percent to the total cost.
BACK-UP POWER - SOLAR ELECTRIC - PHOTOVOLTAIC
GRID-TIE SYSTEMS DO NOT FUNCTION WHEN THE STREET POWER GOES OUT...
...To have power in those circumstances, you need some form of storage (batteries).
We design systems that both feed back to the grid and provide back-up power.
OFF-GRID - SOLAR ELECTRIC - PHOTOVOLTAIC
A RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM CAN SUPPLY ALL YOUR ELECTRICITY NEEDS.
Some people, especially those in remote areas, store the electricity from their systems for future use, and are not connected to the grid. These are called OFF-GRID (stand-alone) systems. Off-grid systems are scaled to be able to produce enough power for the users throughout the entire year. Most systems in the northeast USA will need some form of supplemental power (typically a generator) to get through the sun-limited winter months. Because off-grid homes are less standardized than on-grid homes, so are the solar electric systems that go on them.
When trying to size an off grid system, it is best to estimate the daily load of electricity required, and how many days without sun you'll need the system to operate. This determines the size of the battery bank, the number of solar panels, etc. We design and install systems to meet your needs.
SOLAR HOT WATER
FLAT PLATE COLLECTORS - EVACUATED TUBES
PUT THE SUN TO WORK TO HEAT YOUR HOT WATER!
These systems will typically offest 60 - 80% of the hot water usage in a household. Sizing these systems is based on the number of occupants combined with the placement in relation to sun exposure. For long periods without sun, some sort of conventional water heating method is still required. These systems require piping from the collectors to a hot water tank.
We are excited about some of the new developments in solar hot water technology. Photovoltaic (PV) panels are being connected directly to hot water tanks, allowing more flexibility in installation. Come in and talk to us about options for your home.
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