All you would need to begin generating solar power is just four modules, and you will have a capacity for, on average, 1 kilowatt!
If you were to generate 1 kilowatt for 25 years, it would offset the combustion of coal and natural gas by eliminating 1500-2500 pounds of CO2!
You can also add more panels at a later date (especially when electricity prices climb!) to increase your power generation and rely less on the grid.
Making the transition from your current source of power to a new clean source of power has never been so simple.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology published a report on a one-year observation on the effects of snow covered solar modules. Their goals were to provide solar energy system educators, installers, and adopters with real world regional performance data.
NAIT set up a two 6-module systems, angled from 14° (3-12 pitch) to 90° (wall mount). They kept one side completely clear of snow for six months during the winter, and the results were far from what most would expect.
Snow covered modules produced only 0.53% to 16.78% less the snow cleared panels from October 01 to March 21!
It is safe to say you do not need to worry about your solar module performance due to snow coverage.
Our Solar modules are made with tempered glass and under standard test conditions they will withstand hail up to the one inch in diameter traveling at 50 miles per hour. We have never seen a panel damaged by hail. Just watch the video!
No batteries are required when you install solar panels that are “grid-tied”. You consume “free power” that you generate from your panels when the sun is shining. Any excess power flows back onto the grid. “Net Zero” is when you produce the same amount of electricity as you consume. Since your solar system produces electricity only when the sun is shining you need to produce sufficient excess electricity back to the grid to offset what you consume when the sun isn’t shining.
Batteries are only required if you are “off-grid”.
The number of modules you can start with is 4, and you can go up from there. When we provide you with a Solar Assessment, we will be able to tell how many solar modules we can install on your roof or property.
Throughout the world, solar power systems that were installed in the late 80’s are still working today! Our solar modules have a 25-year performance warranty. We expect the systems to last 30 – 50 years with minimal maintenance.