A Photovoltaic System Can Make You Less Dependent on the Grid

A photovoltaic system will help you decrease your dependence on fossil-fuel-created electrical systems. You can decrease your greenhouse emissions significantly, and our experts can help you find the perfect option for your PV system. A photovoltaic system can fuel your home or car for free with the sun’s energy, depending on the type that you choose.

Your electric vehicle’s and home’s energy will be created by the sun that shines in the Northwest Pacific area. That may sound impossible, but it’s actually quite doable. With a PV system, your solar panels won’t create waste, and you’ll be energy-independent. Your PV system will create DC electricity from photovoltaic modules. This energy is then converted into AC current, which is sent to your home’s electric panel.

The interesting part at this point is that your electric meter starts to move in a reverse direction as your house begins to utilize the energy it creates. You’ll actually get a net energy gain for your home, and, even better, retail credit for the electricity your solar panels generate. The electricity company measures the energy you use and subtracts the amount your solar panels create. This is the electricity you pay for. You can even receive credit to be carried over month-to month. However, you cannot do this every year if your system creates more electricity than you consume.

Additionally, the State of Washington requires that a separate production meter be installed when you use a PV system. This meter measures all the solar energy you create. You’ll get an incentive for the total energy your system produces. This program, in addition to the net metering system, makes it more affordable than ever before to have your own PV system.

We can install an 8.5 kW system that will cost between $22,000 and $36,000, and our 5.5 kW system costs between $17,000 and $25,000. The 3.5 kW system is priced between $11,000 and $17,000. The price depends primarily on the difficulty of the system’s installation.

For every one kW produced from your PV system, you can get 1,200 kWh of electricity produced annually in Seattle. A typical home uses 8,600 kWh each year in Seattle. Look closely at your electricity bill to learn how much electricity you use in order to determine the best system for you. Then call us to learn more about the photovoltaic systems we offer.