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Residential Solar Power

Getting Started with Solar Energy

Take Control of Your Residential Energy Bills with Our Solar Power Solutions

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For Residential Solar Panel Installations

1

Free Consultation

Our solar experts will evaluate your home and energy needs for residential solar panel installation. Our consultation comes with the best system recommendation.

2

Certified Installers

YellowLite is a name of trust as our Installers are experienced professionals certified by NABCEP, LG, Sunpower, Tesla, and Certainteed.

3

Potential Savings

Our evaluation includes a comprehensive analysis of your current energy needs, the solar system size requirements, and 30-year estimated savings.

Solar Power For Your Home
Getting Started

Solar Power For Your Home

Solar energy is still a relatively growing technology and you understandably may have a lot of questions. Such as how does solar power work? Is it sunny enough where I live? How much do solar panels cost? How can I pay for it?  How much money can I save on my energy bills? Let’s answer your questions.

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How it works
How it works
How it works

What Is a Solar Energy System?

Solar energy or sunlight when collected passively through the photovoltaic cells of your solar panels makes usable electricity. This means that it keeps collecting energy as long as sunlight is shining on it. This renewable energy paired with the main utility power grid will allow users to enjoy free electricity during the day. That means you will continue to get power from the utility grid as usual during the night or when your energy use exceeds. When your solar power system produces excess energy, it can either be stored in batteries or contributed to the power grid via net metering allowing you to actually earn.

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Solar Panels

What are Solar Panels?

A solar panel or photovoltaic panel is the main component of the solar power system. Small PV cells in a solar panel absorb sunlight and convert it into DC voltage. Solar panels are very durable with Tier 1 manufacturers offering up to 25-year warranties. It is not uncommon for the panels to continue working long after the warranties have expired. In solar panels there are two main types of crystalline silicon modules that are mass-produced on the market today.

Types of Solar Panels
Solar Panels
Solar Panels
Solar Inverters
Solar Inverters
Solar Inverters

What Is An Inverter?

The electricity produced by solar panels is direct current or DC. However, your home uses alternating current, or AC, electricity. Therefore, it is necessary to use an inverter to convert this energy into a useable form for your home. String inverters are the most common type of inverter and consist of one unit placed near your main circuit box. Micro inverters are attached to the back of each solar panel and are best with systems that experience shade. If a single panel is experiencing shade, it will not affect the performance output of other panels.

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Comparison of System Types

Roof- or Ground-Mounted?

Most clients choose roof-mounted solar panels for their space-saving features, but ground-mounted solar panels can be installed just as easily, provided there is sufficient space. The individual needs of your home will differ according to your location, roof type, and available land, among other things. YellowLite can tailor a unique solar power solution to meet your needs. You can also look at our gallery of several different types of solar panels.

Types of Solar Panels
Comparison of System Types
Comparison of System Types
Cost of Solar System
Cost of Solar System
Cost of Solar System

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of your solar array will depend on your individual needs and energy use, as well as the type and size of the solar array you choose. Our easy-to-use Solar Savings Calculator tool can help you estimate the cost based on your particular energy needs and home.

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Financing - Rebates - Taxes

How Can I Pay for Solar?

Due to federal, state, and county renewable energy initiatives, solar power has never been more affordable! Solar panels have the largest Investment Tax Credit of any of the renewable energies at 24%, making now the perfect time to act! Read more about all of the financing offers available, but keep in mind that the regulations are constantly changing. The best way to find out about all of the offers available to you in your area is to contact one of our consultants.

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Financing - Rebates - Taxes
Financing - Rebates - Taxes
Let's Begin
Let's Begin
Let's Begin

Talk To A Consultant

Call us at (216) 333-1364 or request a quote. One of our solar experts will contact you and get you started on the road to greater energy independence, cost savings, and environmental responsibility.

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FAQs
  • What do the terms "on-grid," "grid-connected," "grid-tied," and "off-grid" mean?

    On-grid, grid-connected or grid-tied means connected to the utility electrical grid. Our solar electric systems are designed as on-grid systems, meaning that they interconnect with your existing utility service. Off-grid refers to systems that are not connected to the utility electrical grid.

  • With no moving parts and made of very inert materials, our solar modules are tough. Most of the related system components should also last for 30-40 years without problems. The batteries in our residential system may need replacement in 5-10 years while string inverter boxes may need replacement every 10-15 years.

  • You should go years without problems. The batteries in our residential system may need replacement every five to 10 years. We also monitor the systems production to make sure everything is performing as it should.

  • It is important to understand that a solar electric system does not need to provide all of the electricity you need to be of great value. A small system that displaces an average of one-quarter to one-half of your average demand reduces your electric bill. With battery backup, it can deliver uninterrupted power to critical loads during utility outages for days or weeks. We are happy to provide you with a system that supplies 100 percent of your energy needs, but making your home more energy efficient is typically the most cost-effective approach to home solar power.

  • Our photovoltaic installations are guaranteed for five to ten years after your solar electric system becomes operational. The installed solar equipment carries its own product warranties and will be backed by the manufacturing company.

 

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