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Federal Tax Credits reduce 30% of the money you will pay to the power company.

 

Example 1: 3.5KWH Grid Connected Photovoltaic System

 

The best way to get started, this system produces 3.5 kilowatts of power for each hour the sun is up on a clear day. Here in the sunny south we can expect to see 268 day of clear sky. In the winter time we get about 5 hours of sun a day with 10 hours in the summer. So, this system could generates as much as 5016 KWH per year from a 3.5 KWH system.

 

The most important part is the production in the peak hours of the summer when energy cost are at their highest price. Summer peak rates can be 20 to 35 cents per KWH depending on your energy supplier. Installation only takes 1 business week with no interruption of power. Installations vary by design, and systems can be installed on the ground, on poles or on a building.

 

Your savings on your electric bill will vary by use, but this system should cover 30% of your cost from the first day residential, with returns of $900.00 per year.  Your return on the investment is 5 years or less for full payback. The rest of the system's power generation life is yours for free. Solar power also adds 130% value to your home building, making the installation of photovoltaic the best return for your remodeling dollar.

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This is the basic lay out of the componets of the system

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Example 2: Solar Hot Water System:

 

Federal Tax Credits cover up to 30 % of the cost to install. These systems are the simplest idea of the solar revolution. Put water in tubes out in the sun and circulate the water into the house. There is no limit on the amount of hot water you can produce. With the addition of a radiant home heating system, your winter heating cost will be reduced. On a clear winter day, the water can reach over 160 degrees, heating your water and warming your home. 

 

A solar hot water system in conjunction with a photovoltaic system has the greatest bang for the buck. Your hot water heater’s electric demand is cut by 70%, and you will be producing power from the PV system. Reduction in demand and power creation is the key to reducing our demand for oil.

 

Pricing for solar hot water systems depends on the size of the system you want. Prices start at $4000.00 for the installed system. Your after-tax cost of the $4000.00 system is less than $2800.00 and return on investment is just 8 years!

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Please contact us for system larger then 1KW per hour. Every installation is different and cost vary. We will do everything in out power to keep your installation cost as low as possible. We understand your ROI depends on the cost of the installed system.

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