Solar electric systems, which are also called photovoltaic or PV systems, are reliable, pollution-free and utilize the sun – a renewable energy source. PV systems for homes and businesses have become more affordable in the last two years. PV systems represent a substantial investment and as with any investment, careful planning and research will help you make the right decisions for your home or business. We at Nu Energy Solutions will make your experience seamless through our very experienced installation team. We have mastered the science of solar.
Why Should You Buy A Solar Panel System?
People decide to buy PV systems for a variety of reasons.
- Some want to help preserve the earth”s fossil-fuel resources and/or reduce air pollution.
- Others want to invest in an energy-producing improvement to their property.
- Some people like the security of reducing the amount of electricity they buy from their utility bills because it makes them less vulnerable to future price increases.
- And some people just appreciate the independence that a PV system provides. Whatever your reason, solar energy is widely thought to be the energy source of choice for the future, to help make it your energy choice for today.
They work whenever there is daylight, but more electricity is produced when the sunlight is intense striking the PV modules directly. Here are some things to think about and talk with your installation professional:
- Is your site free from shading by trees, nearby buildings, or other obstructions?
- Does your roof or property contain a large enough area for the PV system?
- What kind of roof do you have, and what is its condition?
- How big should your PV system be, and what features should it have?
- How much will you save with your PV system?
- How much does a PV system cost?
Incentives and Rebates
Many states offer incentives to get solar panels for your home, office or business. An excellent source is the National Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) or you can ask your contractor. Tax incentives may include a sales tax exemption on the PV system purchase, a property tax exemption, or state or federal personal income-tax credits, all of which provide an economic benefit to consumers by lowering high capital costs. The U. S. government also provides financial support for PV technology through a tax credit for commercial uses of solar energy. This energy investment credit provides businesses (but not individuals or utilities) with a 10% tax credit and 5-year accelerated depreciation for the cost of equipment used to generate solar electricity.
What to ask our contractor or installers
Make sure that you find someone experienced in PV system design or installation. Similarly, many electrical contractors, although proficient in typical electrical contracting work, might not have expertise in PV or residential roof-mounting techniques. Make sure you get a detailed quote and that all expectations are in writing and that you completely understand the terms and conditions of the work to be done. Quotes should clearly state the maximum generating capacity of the system (measured in watts or kilowatts). Request an estimate of the amount of energy that the system will produce on an annual basis. It”s unlikely the contractor will quote a specific figure, but a range of ?20% is realistic. Your warranty is a very important factor for evaluating quotes. A solar rebate program may require that systems be covered by a two-year parts-and-labor written installation warranty, for example, in addition to any manufacturers” warranties on specific components. The installer may offer longer warranties.
Talk to your contractor about what happens if you aren’t satisfied with the work or if unforeseen circumstances cause changes in the quote. Ask, and actually check, contractor references and work done. See what kinds of warranties are offered and make sure you understand what is included in the price of the estimate. Make sure your contractor will successfully handle all installation-related paperwork – like applying for and processing all permits, tax credits and coordination with your power company. Ask how the debris on the job site will be taken care of and whether you are responsible for that cost as well. Lastly but not least, Nu Energy Solutions’ Power Engineers and Electricians are some of the best in the solar industry, providing 5 star service with over 100 major installations.
- We are North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
- Employers and customers expect NABCEP Certification for their solar sales professionals, and certification is often required for homeowners to qualify for installation incentives and rebates.
- We completed all 60 hours (20 basic* and 40 advanced) of training required for NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification.
- Nu Energy Solutions will provide you with the skills to create and execute solar sales proposals and improve your ability to do a PV solar system estimate and explain all the benefits to the customers.
- You will be provided an experienced and qualified solar design and sales professional.
- The solar energy industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation