System Designs and Installation Options
Each project is custom designed, and our solar electric system matches the needs of the home and the dreams of the owner.
We provide you with the proper information to decide if you want to sell your electricity back to the utility company or get electric energy credits or become energy independent.
The solar generated power is measured by a separate meter before joining the utility grid. The utility company then pays you, at their purchase rate (at about $ 0.04/ KWHr.) and you also have the option to join North Carolina Green Power and receive an additional $ 0.06/KWHr. From the grid the energy can then be used in your home measured through the existing meter. Any solar energy hat you do not use will join the general grid and most likely be used up by the closest neighbors. Please note that this type of connection does not provide the home with electricity during a utility power outage.
The solar generated power is supplied directly to your service panel (breaker panel) and you use the energy from there. Any excess energy will flow back into the utility grid and reverse the metering in the meter already installed on your home. In effect this gives you a credit rate that matches the rate that you pay for the electricity.
Please note that this type of connection does not provide the home with electricity during a utility power outage.
The solar generated power is used to charge a battery bank that will provide selected circuits with electricity daily AND during a grid outage. If there is any excess energy produced during normal operations, this energy can be connected to the grid as in the net-metering option mentioned above.
OFF-GRID SOLAR ELECTRIC:
Assuming your location is solar friendly, calculating your power consumption is the first step to energy independence. Designing a system to support your energy needs requires a thorough review of your goals toward energy efficiency . We recommend battery backup and walk you through the detailed process of deciding on the size of your system. Once the system is installed , we teach you how to maintain optimal efficiency.
Top of Pole mounts. 2 @ 1 KW
Grid tie direct 5.6 KW array using Enphase micro inverters
Micro inverters installed and the modules are being added.
5.2 KW array for charging battery bank. Solar heated water collector to the right.
Ground rack holding 5.4 KW array to charge battery bank.
4.8 KW array grid tie direct
Top of Pole mounts. 3 @ 2 KW
4.5 KW array. Net metering using Ephase micro inverters.