Lower Your Electric Bill And Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Photovoltaic systems convert sunlight into electricity to power your home or business. PV is quickly becoming popular as a reliable, low-maintenance, clean, low-cost energy alternative. Solar electricity allows you to be as energy independent as you choose, while lowering your utility bills and carbon emissions. It’s particularly popular with our customers in Florida and the Caribbean where there’s an abundance of free sunlight. Solar panels come in a variety of styles for mounting on the ground or on rooftops.
We pride ourselves in helping South Florida home and business owners save money, conserve resources, and achieve energy independence. Our holistic approach assesses your complete power requirements and with our knowledge, experience and analytical tools we accurately calculate the production potential of your system and estimate financial payback. We take into account your property’s physical attributes (roof size, shape, direct sun exposure, potential shading) and your average energy consumption, to design a system that will substantially reduce your average monthly utility bill, and furthermore, with PV systems, generate an energy surplus that can be sold back to the utility provider.
Designing and implementing a properly sized and cost effective system to lower your dependency on utility electric power MUST always be the most important factor when considering a Solar Energy System for your home or business.
The following are best practices in order to achieve this goal:
Replace your electric water heating tank for a Solar Water Heating System
Install a Roof Radiant Heat Barrier
Install a Solar Attic Fan
Apply Blown Insulation on your roof attic space
Design and implement a properly sized PV System
Federal Tax Credit
The Federal government offers a 30% Federal tax credit on solar power systems, and allows businesses an accelerated depreciation schedule over 6 years.
Photovoltaic system must provide electricity for the business, and must meet applicable Fire and Electrical Code Requirements.
Solar Electricity (PV) – How it works
Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight (photons) into electricity (voltage) via the “photovoltaic effect.” They are made of semi-conducting materials, the most common being silicon, which is the second most abundant element on the planet, exceeded only by oxygen. Solar PV technology has been commercially used since the 1950s and has long been used to power calculators, satellites, road signs, phone call boxes, remote industrial applications, remote homes & cabins, etc. Due to decreasing prices via economies of scale and increasing government support, solar PV is now more cost-effective than ever for residential and commercial applications in urban areas.
Types of Systems:
A calculator for non-experts to quickly obtain performance estimates or grid-connected photovoltaic systems can be found at the Renewable Energy Laboratory:www.pvwatts.nrel.gov
Ways You Save With Solar
- Lower your electric bill
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Stabilize your utility costs
- Increase your property value
- Reduce utility power dependence
- Enjoy decades of free hot water
- Extend your swimming seasons
- Power your home pollution-free
- Maintain power during utility outages
- Decades of low maintenance energy
- Be as energy independent as you like
- Less use of fossil fuels and foreign oi