Solar maintenance

Solar maintenance requirements are minimal. Solar electric systems require no regular maintenance. The system operates silently and reliably for years, the same as the electricity we expect from the utility company. Dirt and dust accumulation on the panels will reduce energy generation slightly. Customers who wash their solar panels typically notice about a 1% increase […]

Solar is intermittent

Solar electric provides intermittent power production — meaning, it produces electricity when the sun shines, but not at night. Solar energy systems must work in conjunction with some other power source (or incorporate energy storage, like batteries) to provide a round-the-clock energy solution. That’s why most of the systems we design and install are grid-connected. […]

Can solar save the grid?

There is widespread agreement that solar electric systems improve the capacity and reliability of  your regional electric grid. Solar electric systems generate the most power when the sun is strongest, during midday and afternoon hours. That is also the time when demand on the electric grid is highest. Solar energy systems can help the utility […]

Solar can improve local air quality

A solar electric system generates the most power when the sun is strongest, during midday and afternoon hours. That is also the time when demand for electricity is highest. To meet this afternoon peak demand, utilities fire up smaller “dispatchable” power plants that are often more expensive to run and more polluting than the larger, […]

Are solar panels noisy?

How noisy are solar panels? When operating, solar panels make no noise. They have no moving parts. Solar energy systems generate electricity in complete silence.