Grid-Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Solar

Top-of-Pole MountingTake advantage of various rebates, tax credits and deductions available for the installation of solar energy systems for homes and businesses. 

You can become a mini-power company by selling power back to FEC while the sun shines!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do photovoltaic systems cost?

A: The cost of a PV system depends its size, the type of system you need, and the place you are living. Overall system prices for grid-connected systems vary between $5 and $7 per watt, installed. A typical size for a residential customer might be from 700 watts to 5 kW and range in price from $ 4,000 to $ 45,000 before tax incentives and rebates.
 

Q: Does a solar system produce electricity on a cloudy day?

A: Yes, a solar panel will produce electricity even when it is not placed in direct or bright sunlight. On a cloudy day there is always enough light by which the panel will produce electricity.

To figure the production of a system for your area you can use an online program called PV Watts.
 
Q: How long will a system last?
A: Solar electricity systems have warranties from 20 to 30 years. Some of the earliest systems installed are already over 35 years old, and are still producing electricity.

You do need to make sure these systems are added to your property insurance to cover weather-related damages.
Q. How does a PV system work?
A. Photovoltaic panels produce DC power. This electricity is sent by wire runs to a grid-tied inverter. In a grid-tied system the inverter pushes power back into the utility system.

All code-required safety equipment will be designed into your system.
 
Q. How do I get started?
A. Arrange for a site assessment to determine site location and system size. The site assessment includes a survey of energy usages in the home and recommendations for saving energy through efficiency.

Call us at 683-2510 to arrange a site assessment.