Residential Solar: The Basics
Important question you must know the answers to:
Do you own your own home? Renters cannot benefit from going solar.
Are you a cash customer? We have great Loan rates!!!
Do you have a good credit score?
Are you able to get a loan in your name?
How is your roof? We can help you with this one.
What direction does your roof face: North, South, East or West?
Is there anything blocking your sunshine?
If you do not have roof space is there space for a ground mounted system?
Solar power systems are measured and priced in kilowatts (kW). The size that will work best for you depends on your available space, your energy production goals and your budget.
Your electrical meter measures your electrical usage in kilowatt-hours (kWh). The kWh of electricity a solar system will produce over time depends on the size of the system in kW, its location, its orientation to the sun, and the quality of the design, components, and construction of the system.
As a rough rule of thumb, 1 kilowatt of solar will produce approximately 1,000 kWh of electricity per year in the upper Midwest, and approximately 1,500 kWh per year in the sunnier Southwest. The average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. home is 11,000 kWh. Hence, a 10 kW solar energy system will provide most of the electrical power for an average home in the Midwest, and in the sunnier areas of the country, that same amount of electricity can be generated by a slightly smaller solar system.
Home based businesses or LLC's entire system may qualify as a tax deductionbased on the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS). To find out more click >> HERE <<
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