Deciding Which Solar PV/Electric System is Right for You

Figure out what renewable energy application is right for you, and find links to contact us for any kind of system design and quote you need! Not quite sure what you'd like? This video outlines some examples of the different types of solar PV / electric systems.
GRID-TIE SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS Grid-tie solar systems are designed for those who already have electric utility service, but wish to significantly reduce their electric bill. With grid-tie solar systems, you generate electricity when the sun is shining, and sell any excess back to the electric company. When the sun isn't shining, you just buy power from the grid, same as everyone else.

Please use our Solar PV Grid-Tie Form for a quote.

OFF-GRID SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS Unlike a grid-tie solar system, off-grid systems have no connection with the utility grid, and must make all the electricity necessary for your home. Off-grid solar systems operate from the stored energy in a battery bank. Solar panels are used to keep the battery bank charged. Your off-grid solar system has to be sized properly to support your daily power needs and replace the stored energy pulled from the battery bank.

Please use our Solar With Batteries (Off-Grid or Battery Backup) Form for a quote.

AC-COUPLED and DC-COUPLED SYSTEMS Until recently, the only option to add backup power to your grid-tie solar system was a generator. While reliable, generators are not very environmentally friendly, are fairly noisy, and need maintenance and periodic cycling. The premise of AC-Coupling and DC-Coupling is the same. It is for those who currently have a grid-tie solar system installed, and now want the option to have backup power available during outages. What's needed in both solutions is a battery bank, a sub panel for your critical loads (ex. refrigerator, lights, heating system), and a battery-based inverter.

Please use our Solar With Batteries (Off-Grid or Battery Backup) Form for a quote.

SOLAR WATER PUMPS Solar water pumps are often used in remote areas where the cost of running traditional water piping is cost prohibitive or you just want to provide water to an off-grid home. Solar water pumping systems are also used to pump water for livestock and crop irrigation.

Please use our Solar Water Pumping Form for a quote.

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