We have compiled some of the more frequently asked questions and given brief answers in an effort make your investigation into solar energy systems go faster. It is nearly impossible to list every question we have heard. We encourage you to contact us with your specific request using the form on this page or by simply clicking here.
The most common and basic question: How does a solar PV system work?
As one of the best parts of installing a solar energy system, the homeowner trades fuel sources and takes advantage of the unlimited and free sunshine. In a perfect environment, this would be enough and the property would be completely self-sufficient. But as we know, the sun isn’t always shinning. With the proper appropriate energy storage hardware any home can become independent. Most solar energy installations today rely on the existing utility and grid services for the backup instead of the local energy storage. In the near future, that additional hardware may be more affordable.
So how does it work?
There are some basic, key components common to most home solar power installations, whether rooftop mounted or ground mounted:
- Produces clean, safe, and reliable energy every day
- Provides a hedge against future energy rate hikes
- Increases the value of your home
- State rebates will pay up to 60% of the cost to install your system
- It’s good for the environment and good for your wallet
Keep an eye on our posts about investing as well as our posts about value and calculating your opportunities. We will work to keep you current as policies and technology change to impact the market.
We also offer an interest free short term (12 month) loan through Enerbank. This product is designed to enable homeowners that purchase a system the flexibility in carrying the 30% solar tax credit value until they are able to monetize the tax credit when filing their tax returns.
More recently, SMA (a solar inverter manufacturer), has developed a Secure Power Supply option which Ross Solar offers (as an add on) for all of our PV systems. To learn more about the SPS please visit this link.
Just watch how panels clear faster than other surfaces in these time-lapsed videos: