HOW SOLAR WORKS

When making the commitment to install a solar power system on your property, you may want to know how you’ll be generating clean electricity:

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Sunlight hits your solar panels and creates energy.

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The energy is converted into electricity.

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The electricity is used as needed and excess power is sent back to your bidirectional meter.

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Excess power is sent from your meter to the utility grid and builds a “bank” of credits.

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Your utility company provides electricity at night after your “bank” of credits are used.

Solar Panels

Solar panels (also known as PV panels) are the most vital of all the solar power components. Residential solar panels consist of on average 60 solar cells, while most commercial solar panels contain 72 solar cells, and are what collect and convert the light from the sun into electrical energy.

Racking and Mounting Equipment

Rooftop solar panel systems will have a racking and mounting equipment, which will hold the solar panels stationary on your roof. Their design is essential to make sure the panels get maximum sunlight while being designed for wind loads applicable to your region.

Customized Design, Engineering & Installation

Solar Five custom designs, engineers and installs every system to maximize solar output, savings, and aesthetic appeal.

Solar Incentives

Residential Solar Incentives Spending less on electricity gives you more money for the things you enjoy.

How You Save

When you pre-qualify for a free, in-home consultation, an experienced solar specialist will review your electricity usage with you. If you have a high electricity bill and your roof receives a lot of sunlight, you’re already a great candidate for meaningful monthly savings.

Your savings are determined by several factors, including:

Electricity usage

Electricity cost

Roof space

Shading on your roof & property

Roof position & tilt

How You Qualify

When you go solar, you get more than savings — you get peace of mind. Qualification and savings are determined by multiple factors, including:

Owning your home
Electricity usage & cost
Age & condition of your roof
Roof space
Shading on your roof & property
Roof position & tilt
What to Expect During the Solar Process
  1. Pre-Qualification
  2. Free, No-Obligation Consultation
  3. Solar Program Enrollment
  4. Site Assessment, Design, Permitting & Installation
  5. Final Inspection & Activation
Lower Your Energy Costs

Due to federal and state incentives, qualified homeowners can lower their monthly electric bill with solar energy for no money out-of-pocket. With incentives decreasing at the end of 2020, it literally pays to act now!

Building a Better Tomorrow

Renewable energy is proven to reduce carbon emissions from harmful fossil fuels. Switching to solar helps produce cleaner air today while building a better tomorrow for future generations. Every solar system can make a difference — start a movement to solarize your community!

Solar Tax Credits

A solar tax credit is an amount of money that taxpayers can subtract from the taxes they owe to the government. Tax credits are claimed when you file taxes from the previous year. If you made a solar investment that was approved by the government in that previous year, you would be able to deduct that amount when you file your taxes with the government.

Solar Rebates

Solar rebates work differently than tax credits by getting cash back into your hands more quickly after you switch to solar. While there are no federal rebates for energy efficient purchases at this time, many state governments, local governments, and utility companies offer cash rebates for the purchase of energy-efficient products. Some manufacturers offer specials and sales that make it easier to power your home with clean, renewable energy.