Exposure is important. PV panels can be mounted on a south-facing roof or on ground supports. In either case, there should be maximum exposure to direct sunlight.
Solar photovoltaic (PV for short) systems are hot, and it's easy to understand why. Solar energy is the ultimate renewable energy source — green, nonpolluting, and universally available. What makes solar PV even more attractive these days are lower prices. Thanks to advances in PV technology, the cost of solar cells continues to come down, making solar power systems more and more affordable. Local and Federal incentive programs sweeten the deal even further.
Carolina Energy Conservation can help you decide if a solar photovoltaic system is right for you. We can right-size and install a solar panel array.
When you have a solar PV system installed, you are generating free electricity whenever the sun is shining. During periods of low electricity demand, you may actually generate more electricity than your home is consuming. When this happens, net metering regulations stipulate that your electric utility must purchase your surplus electricity. Depending on the size of a solar PV system and household power consumption habits, you can expect to reduce your electric bill by 40%-80%.
It's important to consider solar energy as one element in a larger overall home energy saving plan that includes high levels of insulation, improved air-tightness, energy-efficient water heating and top-performing heating and cooling systems. Put another way: For optimum energy savings, you need to reduce (energy consumption) before you produce (solar energy). Keep in mind that solar energy can also be used in a solar thermal system that saves money by producing solar-heated water.
A smart choice. Solar panels are low maintenance and will work effectively for years.
A typical "grid-connected" solar PV system allows the home to use solar electricity as well as electricity supplied by the local electric utility. Solar panels can be mounted on a south-facing roof or on the ground. Sometimes trees must be trimmed or cut down so that panels can receive maximum sunlight. The direct current (DC) produced by the solar cells is converted to standard alternating current (AC) by an inverter, then fed through an electric meter, just like the electricity that comes from the power company. With your solar panel installation complete, you'll never have to worry because a solar PV system is nearly maintenance free. Panels will keep producing solar electricity for 25 years or more.
Not many solar energy companies have all the solutions and services that Carolina Energy Conservation has. We provide free evaluations and quotes for solar panel installations in South Carolina. Call or email Carolina Energy Conservation today for a Free Quote on a solar energy system.
Call 1-855-410-0662 or contact us online to schedule a free solar photovoltaic system quote and see if a home solar powered system is best for your residence.
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At a time when energy costs are constantly threatening to rise, solar water heating can provide 50-80% savings off your heating costs now and for 30 years into the future. In addition to reducing your monthly utility bill, solar can increase the value of your home and provides an appealing sales feature. The government is doing its part to make solar water heaters more appealing. The federal government currently offers a 30% tax credit for any money spent purchasing or installing solar water heating technology. On top of that, many states offer additional incentives to encourage investment in solar technology.
In South Carolina, taxpayers may claim a credit of 25% of the costs of purchasing and installing a solar energy system for heating water. The maximum credit a taxpayer may take in any one tax year is $3,500 for each facility or 50% of the taxpayer's tax liability for that taxable year, whichever is less. Unused credit, or credit that exceeds the annual cap, may be carried forward for 10 years.