There are a significant number of benefits to installing a Solar
electric (PV) power solution:
Clean PowerSolar is a zero emission energy source; including both pollutants (CO2, SO2 and NOx) and noise. This makes it the most environmentally sound energy source.
Cost EffectiveSolar offers long term savings on energy bills and is cost efficient when analyzed on a cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) delivered basis (when rebates and incentives are included).
Electricity Pricing Hedge/ProtectionA solar electric system will enable the homeowner to effectively fix a substantial portion of electricity costs over the expected life of the solar system (~30 years).
Asset AppreciationA solar system will increase the value of a facility as it reduces the ongoing annual running costs of the property. Installing a solar electric system also enables the owner to capture federal, state and local solar rebates and tax incentives.
Deployment FlexibilitySolar offers modularity at any scale which makes it ideal for on-site locations; it can be scaled to meet a broad range of project requirements.
Long Useful Life and Minimal MaintenanceSolar panels typically last up to 30 years and have manufacturers guarantees of 25+ years. Solar power systems have few, if any moving parts and once installed, require very little ongoing maintenance; they typically need washing to remove dust every few months.
Peak Power at Peak DemandSolar panels generate peak power when electricity demand is at its highest and most expensive (midday). Using a time-of-use tariff and under net metering, homeowners are able to produce and sell electricity back to the utility at high rates (midday) and purchase electricity back at low rates (evening).
On-Site Distribution CapabilitiesSolar installations offer partial protection against grid failure, particularly if (battery) storage capacity is also located on site.