People across the country (and the world!) are finding that solar provides some pretty clear benefits -- whether it is producing clean energy, creating energy independence, or securing long-term savings. If you're just getting started, or have been looking into it for a long time, solar for your home is a very good way to produce power that is reliable, predictable, and measurable.
Everyone likes to save a buck. Putting up solar can save you quite a few of them over the life of the system. Over the past decade, the cost of panels and other equipment have dropped dramatically. Combine that with the increased cost of energy, ranging anywhere from 5 to 15 percent each year, we can be certain that the trend will continue for years to come. Installing a solar electric system is one of the easiest ways to defend your pocketbook against the rising cost of energy.
Reliable Source of Energy
Solar may be the most reliable power source available today. It combines the reliability of the sun's energy with the maintenance-free convenience of a solar system. The panels are warrantied for 25 to 30 years, but will last much longer. Unlike wind power, there is no moving parts, the system simply works day-in and day-out to produce clean energy.
Along with predictability, solar provides one of the few ways to give home owners energy independence. Large electric utilities have a monopoly in the energy market. There are very few ways that the average person can take back control of how they receive their electricity.
Homeowners experience an unexpected benefit to solar installation -- a home value increase. All home improvement projects reflect some sort of value increase, solar is no different. The National Bureau of Economic Research recently released an analysis that found solar panels add between 3 percent and 4 percent to the value of a home. Most homeowners will gain an immediate return on investment when they install a solar system.
Sustainability is at the heart of our energy future. Clean energy provides undeniable economic and environmental benefits, now and into the future. Solar is azero emission system that provides environmental sustainability by preventing harmful greenhouse gases from being released into the atmosphere, which also helps prevent the human health risks of some of our traditional fuel sources.
Advantages of Custom Design
All of our solar panel systems are custom designed for a specific customer that allows for maximum energy harvest for the most kilowatt hours a year. Essentially, the system pays for itself. A properly procured system can harness as much as 10% more energy each year than a slap and go system. There’ll be no slapping from Able Energy!
Our preferred system installation is using a central inverter (also called a string inverter) which will ensure a greater energy yield (once again the pesky thing that pays for your system) on a system that has minimal shading. A central inverter is 1 to 2 inverters that turn DC energy in the usable AC energy you use in your home.
Our favorite when it comes to shaded systems, as they provide maximum individual panel production. Systems that offer minimal to no shading a central inverter is preferred for maximum production, lower cost, and fewer failure points. Contact us today to discuss your steps to a custom designed, low cost, maximum power producing system.