Since the early 1970s, the efficiency and reliability of solar heating systems and collectors have increased significantly, and costs have dropped. Today, solar energy systems are an affordable solution to the high cost of energy, and the need to reduce our emission of greenhouse gas pollution.
Solar energy is a broad term describing a range of methods for obtaining free energy from the sun. Many people immediately think about solar panels that generate electricity, however there are many different options for residential solar energy.
At TriState Home Services, we recommend the Apricus® system. Apricus® Solar Evacuated Tube Collectors are particularly easy to install, reducing the installation cost and thus improving $/kWh.
When properly designed and installed, today’s thermal solar energy systems can reduce your annual hot water production costs by as much as 80% to 100%.
Having a system that creates solar energy means you use less electricity from your utility company, and that can contribute to lower heating & cooling costs. This is significant, especially when you consider that according to the Department of Energy somewhere between 43% to 56% of energy use in a typical U.S. home comes from heating and cooling. An investment in a solar energy system may also improve the value of your home, thanks to its ability to lower the cost of heating & cooling. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development have shown that home values rise an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills.
Each solar module has it’s own dedicated Microinverter which provides for a higher capture of energy than traditional single inverter systems. In addition, each Microinverter communicates its performance to the web portal providing you the assurance that each of your solar panels is operating at peak levels, and alerting you to any problems.
Once your system is installed, you will be able to monitor its performance on a personal web portal. You will have 24/7 access to real-time data showing your system’s status, energy production levels, and environmental benefits, including carbon offsets you have generated. This monitoring service is provided free for the life of your system.
If you are interested in more information about Solar Energy Service, call TriState Home Services at 866-624-5970 or Contact Us today for a FREE on-site inspection and FREE estimate in the Frederick and surrounding areas.