All Your Solar Needs Under One Roof
At Pisgah Solar, we strive to provide professional, affordable, reliable service and we use only the highest-quality solar products for homes and businesses. Our team of experts is here for you every step of the way along your solar journey, including initial design creation and permit acquisition, material sourcing and installation, and long-term solar energy system maintenance.
Solar Panels For Homes
A home solar energy system allows you to save money, increase your home equity, and reduce your carbon footprint which benefits the environment. Solar power is renewable, sustainable, and does not create any emissions, making it an excellent choice for green energy.
FAQFor Solar Panels On Homes
How Does Solar Power Homes
First, the solar panels are installed on your roof, and when the sunlight hits the panels creates a flow of direct current (DC) electricity. This DC electricity flows to an inverter that converts it to alternating current (AC) electricity, which can then be used in your home to power your lights, appliances, and so forth.
What If I Produce More Electricity Than I Use?
If your solar panels produce more electricity than you can use, both South and North Carolina allow net metering, so you can sell your excess electricity to the local utility grid. You will be compensated in the form of credits that can be used against your energy bill in months where your solar panels do not produce enough electricity for your needs.
When your solar panels are not producing energy, you can still purchase electricity from your local utility grid, so you will have continuous power no matter what.
How Long Do Solar Panels Last?
An average solar energy system lasts 25 to 30 years and only needs minimal maintenance. Once your system has paid itself off in the form of savings on your monthly electricity bill (which usually takes around 10 years), you have then recouped your investment and you can enjoy free or very low-cost electricity for the remainder of the solar energy system’s lifespan. This provides you with some independence from the power grid and insulation against utility companies’ frequent rate increases.
Are There Any Solar Incentives?
Additionally, North Carolina and South Carolina have some of the best solar incentives in the country and very high solar potential due to the mild and generally sunny weather we enjoy here. By combining a few different federal, state, and local incentives, you can save up 50% on the costs of installing a solar energy system.
Free Consultation & Solar Installation Quote
Contact our team of experts at Pisgah Solar today to get started on your solar journey with a free consultation and project quote! We are a full-service solar company that will design and install an effective solar power system for your home or business.
Solar Panels For Businesses
Solar energy systems can also be very beneficial for businesses. These commercial systems work similarly to residential solar panel systems, but they are often much larger in scale to keep up with the larger energy demands of a business setting. Even if your business has a small roof, you can supplement it with a ground-mounted system, or install the panels on a carport or parking shade structure.
How Does Solar Help My Bottom Line?
Just think how much more of a profit your business can turn if you could eliminate your utility bills. There are many incentives available to businesses that install solar energy, including utility company rebates, federal grants, state and federal tax credits, and so forth.
As with a residential solar energy system, a commercial system will save you money immediately on your energy bill and protect you from constant rate hikes by your utility company. You will also set your business up to take advantage of significant tax breaks in the year that you install the system. Solar energy is particularly effective for businesses that operate during daytime business hours since that is also when solar panels are producing the most energy.
What Is The Payback Period For Solar?
If you take advantage of a combination of these incentives, it can significantly reduce the upfront cost of your solar energy system and cut the payback period to as few as 5-8 years.
Home Battery Backup
We also offer home battery backup systems for your solar panels. Home battery backup systems have two main benefits: they provide a short-term power supply during grid outages and they save you money by allowing you to use your own solar energy strategically to avoid high time-of-use (TOU) rates or demand charges.
Battery systems can provide security if you depend on electricity to run medical devices and prevent food from spoiling in your refrigerator during every grid outage which can be frustrating and expensive. While most systems are not designed to provide extended backup power, they can generally tide you over until the grid is back in operation.
Time-of-use rates can mean that you are paying triple the base rate during peak hours, which are generally late afternoon and evening when your solar panels are no longer producing electricity. Demand charges can also vary based on peak hours or you may be charged a higher fee for using more electricity throughout the month.
Either way, a battery backup system allows you to use grid energy during the day when rates are cheap and save your solar energy in your battery system to use during peak hours, instead of paying inflated grid prices.
Home battery backup systems have two main benefits: they provide a short-term power supply during grid outages and they save you money by allowing you to use your own solar energy
Electric Vehicle Home Charging Stations
It’s not practical to have an electric vehicle unless you have a charging station at home, and we can help by installing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). We offer both Level 1 and Level 2 EVSEs, with Level 1 being more simple and less expensive and Level 2 being more complex and more expensive to install but providing a faster and more convenient charge.
Whether you live in a single-family home or a condo or apartment, we can set you up with a high-quality and safe electric vehicle home charging station that is optimized for your specific electric or hybrid vehicle.
A Level 1 charger uses a standard 120V plug and can add 2-5 miles to your EV’s range per hour of charge time.
Level 2 EVSE uses a special 240V plug and adds between 10-60 miles of range per hour of charge time, depending on your exact vehicle.