Did You Know?
The sun produces enough energy in 15 minutes to supply the world with electricity for a year? By using today’s solar panel technology, the free solar energy that is produced and is hitting your roof every day can be utilized, helping you hedge against increasing power rates, limiting our dependence on foreign energy, and providing an incredible return on environment.
Micro Inverter Technology
We use the latest in micro inverter technology in our solar power systems. Some of the benefits of this new solar technology are:
- Easily expandable with no excess cost to the home or business owner
- Personal monitoring access via smart phone app and online access providing analytics health and performance of your solar panel system down to an individual module level
- Lifetime monitoring of your solar system and solar panel parts
- Solar panel industry leading 25 year 100% uptime warranty
- Safety and aesthetics due to absence of DC wiring and bulky inverters in the home solar installation
- Lower amount of efficiency loss during inversion from DC to AC and higher production numbers in low light scenarios
- Easier, faster and cleaner solar system installation which means lower cost to the home or business
How Does Net Metering Really Work?
We’re here to help you learn about powering your home or business with solar energy. One of the advances and fundamentals of solar power is understanding how net metering works for you, which you will want to know when considering home or business solar installation. A major factor as to why solar power has finally become affordable, solar panels can produce a great deal of energy by using silicon to convert UV rays into electricity. However, the challenge has been how to store this energy to be used when needed. That’s where net metering comes into play.
Net metering allows you to use your utility company to store your energy. As you produce watts of electricity, your meter will spin backwards, allowing you to later pull this energy from the grid when you use electricity at night. All Utah utility companies are required to participate in net metering, and a special meter will be installed (we take care of this on your behalf).
Why Are Utah and Idaho Ideal for Solar Power?
Utah and Idaho average 5.26 solar daylight hours per day, taking into account the amount of clouds and snow. All calculations are based off of this number. Not only is the United States one of the best countries in the world for solar radiation, but Utah and Idaho especially are primary areas for solar radiation.
What you don’t see is that Utah and Idaho roof temperatures rarely exceed the point at which there is a decrease in efficiency compared to what you see in the Southwestern states. In other words, Utah and Idaho have a great balance of sunlight for production, moisture to clean off the panels, and temperatures to maintain optimum production.
What Is a Kilowatt-Hour (kWh)?
A kWh is a unit of energy equal to consuming 1000 watts (1kW) for one hour. In the solar industry, we will use the term kilowatt to describe the number of solar panels we are putting on your roof. For example, if we install a 5kW solar system then, in ideal conditions, the system would be able to produce 5kW of electricity every hour. Generally we install 250-300 watt panels which means the system would be able to produce up to 5kW, or 5kWH each hour.