SOLAR ELECTRICITY (PHOTOVOLTAIC OR PV)
-- Economical: Incentives increase the return on investment to around
18 years, assuming zero energy inflation.
-- Durable: Expected lifespans of 25-30 years for collectors
-- Scalable: Systems can be adapted to any level of demand
The average household in the Northeast uses approximately 6800 kWh
per year. This energy accounts for about 26% of total household energy consumption and costs about $1100 per year. When life cycle costs are considered, PV systems make excellent economic sense.
Costs for PV systems typically start at $8.00 per watt of installed capacity
for a grid-connected system before incentives. Federal and state incentives combined with NYSERDA rebates lower the cost by about half. A typical
home in our area might be served by a 2-4 Kilowatt system.
-- Stand alone, grid-connected, and grid-connected with battery backup systems
-- Roof mount and pole mount options
-- Various inverter configurations including multistring and microinverters
-- PV powered solar thermal systems, well pumps, and other applications
We are currently working on our NABCEP certification. In the meantime
we work with experienced and certified subcontractors to offer a wide range of solar PV installation services.
Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information.
We are happy to talk shop.
For an estimate of PV cost and return on investment, see: http://www.clean-power.com/nyserda/