It’s time to reduce your dependence on the fossil-fuel-powered grid. You can accomplish this with solar electric systems installed at your home or business. You will be able to fuel your electric vehicle and reduce your greenhouse emissions significantly, and you can power your home or office for free with the sun’s energy. Our experts in PV systems can assist you in finding the right system for your site.
You might initially think it’s impossible, but your site can very likely generate enough power for your electric vehicle and home, even though it is in the Pacific Northwest. You can be energy-independent with a solar system, and your solar panels don’t create waste. Any extra power your system creates can be funneled back to the power grid. Your solar system will generate DC electricity from photovoltaic modules, which is sent to an inverter that changes it to AC current. This is what then goes to your property’s electric panel.
Here’s the fun part: your electric meter actually moves in reverse when your building isn’t consuming the energy it creates, resulting in a net energy gain for the building. You get retail credit for the power made. Your electricity company measures what you create and subtracts the amount you use. You are charged only for the energy you use from the power grid, if there is any at all. You will most likely have extra energy that can grant you credit to be carried over month-to-month, but not every year.
Washington State law requires you to have a separate production meter that measures and records all the energy your solar system creates. You get an incentive for all the solar energy you produce. This program, in addition to the net metering system, makes it very affordable to have a solar system.
The average home in Seattle uses 8,600 kWh each year. For every kW of solar power energy, you can generate 1,200 kWh of electricity each year in Seattle. We sell an 8.5 kW system that costs between $22,000 and $36,000, and a 5.5 kW system that ranges between $17,000 and $25,000. The 3.5 kW system is priced between $11,000 and $17,000. How difficult it is to install a system at your particular site figures heavily into the price calculation.
Solar electric systems are cheaper and more efficient now than they ever have been. Contact us today to learn more about how they can benefit you.