Specializing in Grid-Tied systems.
There are major advantages to keeping your connection to the utility. With a grid-tied system there is no need for batteries—the grid is there to provide power when the sun goes down. You can still “zero out” your electrical use on an annual basis. The system is less costly and easier to install. No system management is required. You can take advantage of “time-of-use” metering to amplify the payback of your solar system. And, the 26% Federal tax credit can apply.
Photo: An on-grid solar energy installation is a wise investment, and a complement to this charming country home.
We design & install top-quality Off-Grid systems.
For people beyond the reach of the grid, we can put together a reliable and effective system for your remote electrical needs. Recent advances in technology make possible to power a full-sized home with all the comforts, as occasional-use cabin, Or anything in between.
Benefits of an off-grid system include: Independence from the utility company. No utility power outages – even in winter storms. Adaptable for simple or full-amenities lifestyle. The 26% Federal tax credit applies.
You will need to consider how to manage your energy budget. Maintenance is required. A back up generator will be required.
Use the sun’s power to charge your electric car.
Do you own, or are you planning on buying an electric car? Let solar energy be your fuel!
A grid-tied solar energy system will produce energy during the day, being “stored” on the grid for later use. You can charge your car in your garage at night using the energy from the day’s production.
We can size a system to provide the right amount of “fuel” you need for the car, or it can be added to a larger system to offset your household usage. And, rebates and special PG&E rate schedules are available for car charging stations.
Photo: Mendocino Solar Service customer charges her electric car with power from her roof-top solar energy system. She calls it: “A win, win!”