Solar energy is an eco-friendly and sustainable power source that has the potential to fully power your home, lower your electricity costs, and safeguard you from the effects of escalating electricity prices in the future. Additionally, it increases the value of your property, has positive environmental impacts, and aids in the provision of energy to others.
By harnessing solar power, similar to other renewable energy sources, numerous benefits can be attained that positively impact the environment and health. The adoption of solar energy leads to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, which are significant contributors to climate change, and also diminishes the presence of air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can trigger health issues.
The size of a panel is referred to by its watts (W), which is a measurement of how much power it can produce.
The size of a system is generally referred to in kilowatts (kW), meaning 1,000 watts.
Your utility company bills you for your kilowatt-hours usage. This is a way to measure energy over time. Your solar system will produce a certain number of kilowatt-hours per day or per year. The kWh figure we refer to most often is your annual use. Talking in yearly terms includes and averages out the changes over the course of the year. In general, we try to get a solar system’s annual production to match your annual use.
During the year the energy you produce is worth exactly what you pay for it, but when your utility pays for the annual excess, they pay you based on a lower wholesale rate.
The quantity of solar panels you require is largely determined by two factors: the amount of available space and your energy consumption level. We aim to generate as much of your energy consumption with solar as possible, which leads to greater cost savings. The number of panels required is dependent on the power you need, the efficiency and dimensions of the panels you select, and the amount of sunlight that reaches your location.
Solar panels may need to be removed and reinstalled if you replace your roof in the future, which can add to the cost of roof replacement. Therefore, it’s recommended to ensure your roof is in good condition before installing solar panels. However, many financing options allow you to include the cost of roof replacement in the solar installation loan.
GraySquare Solar is known for making the switch to solar simple, fast, and affordable. After designing and securing financing, our expert installers can have your system up and running in a few short weeks.
Yes, solar panels are a great way to increase your property’s value in an environmentally friendly way! Studies have shown that homes with solar energy sell for more than similar homes in the same areas. It also helps reduce currently monthly utility bills. Depending on your location, performance-based solar incentives are also available.