Providing solar installation and support to the hudson valley, Capital district, and five boroughs
There are multiple reasons why your inverter has stopped operating, and can be fixed by something as simple as resetting the inverter,
Short answer: Call us! It is important that a panel be replaced with the same exact type of panel, and that it is reinstalled safely. Our team of experts will ensure the panel is replaced in a timely and safe manner, and insure it meets manufacturers specifications.
Be Careful! Cleaning snow off Solar panels is dangerous business, and will only give you marginally more overall power output.
How to identify a good solar contractor
Solar energy can power anything in your home that runs on electricity, including appliances, electronic devices, lights, AC units, electric water heaters, heat pumps
For example, the average Hudson Valley resident pays $170 per month for their monthly electric bill. If this resident installed a 5,000W Solar system (5kw), this would offset about 70% of the electric bill. This would decrease the monthly electric bill to $50 a month!
You can install a system that will offset up to 110% of your average yearly usage, so if you have the roof or yard space, you can virtually eliminate your electric bill.
If you own the home you live in, odds are you are a good candidate for solar. To qualify for an installation however, a few things must be in order. Your roof should be in good condition, having been installed within the past 10 years, have adequate space and be facing in a southerly direction. If your roof is not suitable but you have acres of property, ground mounted solar panels may be your best option.
The first financing option is to pay for your solar panel installation in NY outright. Ownership provides the greatest lifetime cost effectiveness and lets you take full advantage of federal and state tax incentives.
Federal tax credits cover 30% of the cost, including installation, with no upper limit. New and existing homes qualify, but leased homes don’t. Tax credits expire at the end of 2016.
New York State tax credits offer even more benefits:
An income tax credit covers 25% of the cost, up to $5,000.
You are exempt from paying state sales tax when you purchase solar panels.
Your property taxes are exempt for 15 years, meaning even as your home value increases following a solar panel installation, your property taxes won’t go up.
As you might expect, sunny days are optimal for producing the most electricity, but solar panels still work when it’s cloudy. This is possible because solar panels generate electricity, not just from visible light, but from infrared light as well, which filters through the clouds.
As for operating in the winter, you have nothing to worry about. The angle of the sun may be lower in the sky, but solar panels actually work better in the cold than in the heat. This means sunny winter days are some of the most efficient for generating electricity.
With the answers to these questions, you should feel more informed as you pursue a solar panel installation in NY!