A common misconception is that solar energy, especially in Utah county, is not a good financial investment. With the Utah state solar tax credit of up to $2,000 and the federal tax credit of 30% of the installed system cost, along with the lowest prices ever for solar panels, typical returns are in the 8-10 year range for residential solar installations. Compared to other investments (i.e. mutual funds, stocks, bonds, etc.), a solar investment is a very secure one- it is not affected by the real estate industry, utility rates are only going to increase, solar panels are covered by home owners insurance after installed, and all products that we install come with a 25 year warranty. This brings peace of mind that your money is working for you and will bring a solid return on investment, with very minimal risk. Learn more in today’s blog post.
A never ending battle in the solar industry is being waged over what is the best solution for converting solar power into usable power in the home. Enphase vs SolarEdge seems to be the modern version of classic childhood arguments of Nintendo vs Sega, Batman vs Superman and Windows vs Apple. For those who are new to the idea of solar power installed on a home or business, solar panels produce electricity in the form of direct current (DC), typically around 30 volts per panel. To make the electricity usable in the home, an inverter that converts the electricity from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) with 240 volts is installed. There are three schools of thought on how the inverter and solar panels should be installed- traditional string inverters, microinverters and DC power optimizers. Today we are going to explore some of the differences between microinverters and power optimizers, specifically product from Enphase and SolarEdge.
Redstone Solar is proud to be featured in this years Salt Lake Parade of Homes! For the 2014 parade, 29 homes have been built around the Salt Lake valley to feature the latest design, technology and craftsmanship from the areas top home builders. The parade will be running until August 16th, from Noon to 9 pm, Monday through Saturday. Come visit us in home #10, “Cassidy’s View”, built by Steven Dailey Construction, located at 15611 S Winged Trace Court, Draper, UT 84020.