Solar Photovoltaic Systems
It is important to consider ways you can conserve electric in order to reduce the size and investment in a PV system. Use simple conservation practices and other technologies to reduce usage.
Alternatives for Water Heating and Space Heating should be considered first; if you need heating for a pool, water heater or space heating, use a Direct Solar Thermal System (Thermal systems are much more efficient for heating than generating electric from a PV system used to operate an electric heater). See these links for system details:
solar pool heating
solar water heating
solar space heating
Next, large loads such as air conditioning are very expensive to offset with PV. Most typical homeowners use PV to offset a portion of their total electric bill. If you have a limited budget, consider our Starter Kit to begin reducing your utility bill with systems starting at $1649. To produce more power at the lowest possible cost consider a PV Package for do-it-yourself kits or contact us for a quotation on complete installation.
Use the estimator below as a general guide for size, cost and savings. Calculations and examples are very conservative, most people can expect to save more.