A photovoltaic solar power system (or ‘PV System’) includes solar panels as the main component, and includes all of the Balance Of System (BOS) components needed to make your own energy. We work with top quality solar panel brands such as SolarWorld, Canadian Solar, Seraphim, and our own altE solar panels. The majority of solar power systems include an inverter, which takes the energy that the photovoltaic system produces in direct current (DC) form and converts it to alternating current (AC), so you can run appliances in your home.
Our solar power kits are complete systems, and include the racking and any equipment or Balance Of System components needed to generate power. Whether you’re considering staying connected to the grid to save money, or living off grid for freedom and independence, we have the solar system for you!
Want a custom-designed solar system for your home? Give us a call at 877-878-4060 and we will work with you to design your own home solar system for FREE!
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Introduction to Solar Power Systems
Watch our introduction to solar power systems video, and learn which type of solar power kit is right for you and your specific situation. We offer a variety of solutions—not a one-size fits all approach—because no two homes, individuals or families are alike. Get introduced to the various types of solar power systems so you can identify the best solution for you, and start generating energy with the sun today!
Types of Solar Power Systems
- Grid-Tie Solar Systems – Best for those who already have electric utility service, but wish to significantly reduce their electric bill.
- Grid-Tie Solar Systems with Battery Backup – This is for those who already have electric utility service, but want the security of uninterrupted power in outage-prone locations.
- Off-Grid Cabin Solar Systems – Perfect for the scaled-down power needs of small homes and remote cabins, going off the grid.
- Off-Grid Solar Systems – Don’t want an electric bill? An off-grid system is designed for the power needs of mid-to-large size homes, going off the grid.
Considering a Solar Power System?
Some questions to consider:
- Will you be in your home for the longer term?
- Have you taken initial steps to become more energy efficient?
- Is your house south facing? Do you have a clear shot of the sun from approximately 10AM – 3PM?
- If not, can you remove some trees to reduce the shading effects on the solar panels?
The advantages of solar energy in a home solar system include:
- Free electricity- wow!
- It’s a non-polluting renewable resource
- Solar panels are long-lasting and require very little maintenance
An altE solar power system includes the major components needed for a solar PV installation. Because each installation is unique, some parts/materials will need to be purchased separately to satisfy the needs of your specific project and local regulations.
Solar power systems harness the power of the sun to make electricity for your home, cabin, or tiny house. These renewable energy systems are available for homes that are connected to the electric grid, off-grid locations, and a hybrid of grid-tied with battery back-up. We’ve pre-designed systems for you to reduce the complication of “going solar.”
Our solar powered system packages provide you with high quality solar panels from top solar panel manufacturers, including components made in the USA. These systems include an inverter to convert the DC power from the solar panels for grid-tie systems or deep cycle batteries to AC power for your appliances for off-grid power or hybrid systems where you want both grid power and backup power.
Systems that include batteries give you the ability to choose the type of battery that is right for your needs and budget. Multiple solar panel racking options are also available to safely install the solar panels, be it on the roof or on a pole. The balance of system components (i.e. breakers, wiring, etc.) ensure a safe installation.
If you don’t see a pre-designed system that works for you, call us at 877-878-4060 and we can custom design the right solar system for you, for free.