Getting Started with Solar Power
Many residents of Utah, Idaho, Oregon and Nevada are interested in getting solar installments, but they don’t know where to start. Although you could spend hours online reading up on solar power, you could save a lot of time and jumpstart the process with a quick phone call to Nationwide Solar.
We offer all our customers a free initial consultation to assess the suitability of your property for solar installation. We also go over your financing options with you, including giving you information about our 0-down-payment plans. We answer all your questions, and finally we present you with a timetable for your residential solar installation.
The best way to get started on your home solar project is to pick up the phone and give our solar company a call.
Your Personal Solar Installation Plan
Once we’re sure your property is well-suited for a residential solar installation, we carefully assess your needs. This involves discussing important matters with you, such as how many people live in your home and what your electricity usage patterns are. We’ll look at your electric bills over time and make a prediction about how much energy you will need your solar panels to provide to power your home.
Based on this, we make a recommendation about the number of solar panels that will produce just the right amount of power for your home and family. This is a precise calculation that is best left to trained experts like the team at Nationwide Solar. If you have too few solar panels, you’ll be stuck paying an electric bill every month (albeit a much smaller one). Having too many solar panels means you’ve spent more money on a solar installation than you need to. Trust the judgment of the trained technicians at Nationwide Solar.
Solar Panels: Durable, Efficient & Attractive
Did you know that solar panels are made of silicon? That’s right, the same material that’s used to make your rubber kitchen spatulas, your baby’s bib and those ubiquitous rubber bracelets that come in swag bags. But solar panels aren’t flexible, of course. They’re solid. But that doesn’t mean they’re easy to break. In fact, they’re particularly durable, able to withstand high winds, heavy snow loads and driving rain without damage.
Silicone solar panels are made of either monocrystalline or polycrystalline photovoltaic cells. While both capture the sun’s rays and convert it into electricity, the monocrystalline cells do the job more efficiently. That’s because they contain single-crystal silicone, and this type of structure gives electrons more room to move and do their job of producing electricity. That’s why at our solar company, we use only monocrystalline solar panels.
Not only are monocrystalline solar panels more efficient, but they also are more aesthetically pleasing. Solar panels have come a long way since President Jimmy Carter had 32 of them installed on the roof of the White House in 1979. Today’s monocrystalline cells give solar panels a blacker appearance, as opposed to the more blue-ish tone of polycrystalline cells.
We find that more homeowners prefer the look of black panels, and they tend to blend in better with the more popular roofing materials. But even when they are noticeable, monocrystalline solar panels have a sleek, modern appearance that adds to the look of your home rather than detracts from it.
Now that you know how solar panels are made — and what they are made of — you need to know about inverters.
Inverters are a critical component of all residential solar installations, as well as commercial ones. That’s because solar installations produce DC current, which can’t be used to power your home. DC current is most often used to recharge batteries. If you want to use your solar panels to run your HVAC, appliances and more, you need a way to convert it into the usable AC current, and that’s just what an inverter does.
At Nationwide Solar, we use only SolarEdge inverters, a superior brand that works quietly and efficiently to help power your home. We mount your inverter to the side of your home where you can check it at any time to see how much energy your system is producing. However, you can also get this information digitally, so you don’t even have to go outside.
Rely on Nationwide Solar
When you’re ready to start saving money — and the planet — put a call in to Nationwide Solar. Make an appointment with us to come out to your house for your free assessment.
We’ll go over all the details with you: how much residential solar panel installation costs, how you can finance it if necessary, whether you need roof repair or replacement first, what size solar power system you need for your family, when we can install it for you and how much money you will save over time.
Call today, and get started on the path to energy savings and independence.