Providing Solar For Homes in NJ and PA
There are a number of ways we can help provide solar for your home. Our experts can help you save by eliminating your electric bill. We take many variables into consideration. Our team has put together a number of important questions that can help you make the right choice in solar.
What is involved in a solar panel installation?
First, you will require approval to begin your SREC program. This approval from your utility company is key. From it, you’ll be able to get paid for the energy you put back into the grid. Second, approval from your township is the next stop. This will ensure the installation meets building and electrical codes. We follow all specifications.
As far as the installation, we make sure the existing structure components can handle the loads of the solar electric system. First, we attach to the rafters using a waterproof flashing method on the roof. Next, installation of the panels and mounts occurs. Then, we wire the solar panels to a microinverter directly under the panel, which is then wired down to a sub panel and disconnect near the existing meter. Finally, we tie in our electrical components to the existing electrical connections at the property, typically right inside the main service panel.
How do I know my home qualifies?
Our design technicians will complete an assessment to see if the property is suitable for solar installation. We are looking for two main components:
- First, does the property get enough sun to produce the amount of power the home needs? Direction and pitch of your roof is important during the installation process.
- Second, is there enough space on the roof or ground to offset enough power to make sense for the homeowner to switch to solar over the non-renewable energy they are purchasing now.
How much roof space is needed?
We are not able to confirm that until we know how much electricity the home currently uses. We ask for an electric bill to get started and prefer full 12 months usage to get a complete accurate assessment of the amount of panels and roof space needed.
How long does solar panel installation take?
The installation typically takes 1-2 days on a residential system. Getting the proper approvals from the state, utility and township takes 4-8 weeks to receive.
How will solar panels look on my house?
We take a lot of pride in our installations and treat your home as if it is our own. For that reason we use black on black panels with a black wind skirt which makes the systems look very appealing. We will adjust the existing structures if necessary to allow the panels to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible.
How Long Is Residential Solar Payback Period?
The payback period is also directly related to the property, federal tax credit and production of the system which affects the SREC income and electrical savings. The average payback for ownership on a residential system is 4-6 years in New Jersey.
Custom Solar Panel Systems
We offer custom installations including the items we addressed above. Where most companies choose the path of least resistance and what is easiest for the installation, Spectrum Energy, Inc does what is best for the homeowner so they are happy with their system that will be producing their electricity over the next 25 years.
Our solar panel technicians are experts at recommending the exact type of design and installation that will give you the best solar results possible. One of our solar panel experts will conduct a home and roof evaluation and let you know the best solar plan for your home.
Solar Panel Warranties
We offer the best warranty on solar panel installations. Our residential solar panels come with a 25 year manufacturer warranty. Also, our panels come with a 5 year installation warranty. Should something happen, we will repair or replace them at no cost to you.
For more on how to get solar energy in your home, call us at anytime!
(856) 320-4275 or get a free solar quote here!