Solar power is one of the cleanest, most powerful forms of energy in existence. At SuperGreen Solutions, we offer a variety of solar powered products, including off grid solar kits, solar panels, solar systems for marine applications and telecommunications, and much more.
How Solar Panels Work
Solar panels operate by harnessing the light from the sun and creating electricity. It does this by converting the particles of light, called photons, into DC (direct current) electricity. This electricity then flows through and inverter which converts it into AC (alternating current), which can be used by your home or business. As the sun goes down and your panels stop generating electricity, you will then either start using electricity from the grid, or the battery system that we can package with your solar system.
Why Solar Energy?
Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth, with 173,000 terawatts striking the earth continuously. Harnessing this energy is free and creates no harmful by products like the carcinogens and CO2 produced from burning coal and oil. Using solar on your home or business will reduce your dependence on conventional electricity, thus lowering your utility bill, and help the country move toward a more sustainable future. Not only will you save money on your utility bill, but adding solar panels to your home can increase its value by up to 4 times the cost of the solar system. With all the financial incentives, saving the planet has never made more sense.
Cost of Solar Energy Systems
The cost of solar can vary from state to state, but across the board it has been dropping. From 2015 to 2016 the price of solar dropped 12. Not only has the price of solar been dropping, but the federal income tax credit that reduces the cost of the system by 30% has been extended to 2020. Beyond federally funded projects, your state or local government might have even more incentives to install solar. As of 2016 the average cost of solar in the US is $3.57/watt, with an average system size of 5 kW. The table below shows the average cost of solar based on system size after using the federal income tax credit.
We have multiple financing options available that you can qualify for to spread that cost over multiple years and possibly even be cash positive day one. With the new federal PACE program, certain states have access to 20-year, no money down, low interest loans that make solar more affordable than ever. If you do not fall in one of those areas don’t worry, we have multiple financing companies that can help you out. Call one of our SuperGreen Solutions stores today to start producing your own power today!