Cleaner and more localized approach
Solar energy is a cleaner and more localized approach to address increased energy demand in our communities and in our homes. Unlike most technology upgrades, solar energy begins producing energy as soon as you install it (and legally turn it on, connecting it to the grid), thus you start saving money on energy costs almost immediately, and are able to recoup the overall cost of the system over time.
How does solar energy work?
When solar panels – which are typically made of Silicon, a high conductor of energy – receive sunlight, electrons move from one side of the panel to the other, creating an alternating current (AC). This AC energy is then converted through a solar inverter to direct current, or DC, which is the energy you use to power appliances in your home. DC energy is consumed as more AC energy is produced. Smart meters allow you to not only track how much energy is being consumed from one meter read to the next, but also communicates data to your utility company about how much energy your solar panel system is producing, potentially allowing you to offset the cost of your electricity bill via utility net metering.
For more information about our specific products, please see below:
Solar Panels: We proudly work with Texas-based Mission Solar panels for many of our installations, and have provided their website below for more information on how these panels are manufactured with Texas weather in mind.
If Mission Solar Panels are not available however, or if you have a particular preference in mind, we’re happy to help make recommendations or substitutions for other high-quality panels, such as REC Alpha solar panels, or Hanwha Q-cells.
Microinverter: Solar panels may be on top, but it’s the inverter that does most of the real work. Enphase Microinverters offer the most advanced inverter technology on the market, which means higher production, greater reliability, and unmatched intelligence. Here is a link to the Enphase Energy Microinverter website that we typically use for solar-panel system installations: www.enphase.com.
Racking: UNIRAC is practically an industry standard for Solar racking equipment (the part of the system that will attach solar panels to the roof top). To learn more about UNIRAC products, please check out their website here: https://unirac.com.