Solar modules (panels) react to sunlight, creating a flow of electrons ( DC electricity).
The inverter converts the raw DC electricity to grid standard (AC electricity).
AC electricity is sent to the electric panel to be used in the home.
When the system produces more power than the home is using, the excess is sent to the grid. A bi-directional meter keeps track of the flow to and from the grid.
The cost of your solar investment will vary greatly depending on: the size of your system, your location, and available incentives. To find out how a Solar4America system can reduce your electric bill, click here.
Some solar power systems produce more electricity than is used each month, bringing net-electricity costs to $0. However, there is still a minimal connection fee (typically about $100 per year) to remain connected to the electrical grid.
PetersenDean systems sold in the U.S. are eligible for a federal tax credit. The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) previously at 30% has stepped down to 26% for 2020. In 2021, it will step down to 22%. After 2021, the residential credit ends while the commercial and utility credit steps down to a permanent 10%. Additional state, local, and utility incentives exist in many areas; further lowering the net cost of your investment. Call Us to find out the incentives available in your state.