We are often asked as to if it is possible to mount solar PV on a garage and the simple answer is, yes. We can mount PV solar panels on a home, a garage, barn, out buildings of any type, trellis, the open field…just about any place we have the ability to run an underground [...]
4) What maintenance is required after getting solar panels? / What future maintenance costs can I expect after installing solar panels?
After a solar PV system is installed what sort of maintenance is required to keep the system running? The answer is very little. In fact, if you have a grid tied system that requires no batteries, you essentially have a system with no moving parts and no maintenance. If we get one of those periods [...]
3) Does my house need to face a certain way for solar panels to be beneficial? (or) What direction is the best facing for solar panels?
Should the roof of a house or commercial building face a certain way to install a solar PV system? The short answer is “yes”, but we have a lot of flexibility in the design to meet the needs of the customer. First and foremost, Colorado is in the Northern hemisphere and not at the equator, [...]
In Colorado, we are very lucky we live in a state that is proactive related to stimulating the use of renewable energy sources. Along with the Federal energy credit of 30% on the total cost of the installation; the utility rebates available in some of our utility jurisdictions help reduce the cost to build a [...]
How long does it take for PV solar to pay for itself? (or) How long to break even on a PV solar investment?
The quintessential question is how long will it take to break even on the investment in a PV solar system. This is one of the primary financial questions anyone interested in a PV system should be asking and evaluating. There is no set answer as many variables play into the equation, but in Colorado the [...]