Hawaii Solar Photovoltaic Panels

HERE’S HOW SOLAR PV PANELS WORK

SOLAR PANELS

Solar panels, made up of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power. In essence, they turn dormant roofs into mini-electric power stations.

INVERTER

The DC power is then transferred from the solar photovoltaic panels to micro inverters, where it is converted from DC power into alternating current (AC) electricity for your home. AC power travels from the inverters to the electrical panel, often called a breaker box. This power is now ready to use in your home.

METER

A utility meter keeps track of all the power your solar system produces. The meter continually measures your electrical supply; when your solar power system produces more power than you use, the meter literally spins backward. Excess electricity goes back into the grid, accumulating credit for you with the electric company. This is called Net Metering.

EFFICIENCY OF
SOLAR PANELS

One of the great things about photovoltaic solar systems is that they are extremely reliable, efficient and durable. That’s why they are able to be backed up by long-term warranties.
In the last several years, solar technology improvements and demand have brought prices down to make it much more affordable for all of us.

TAX INCENTIVES

Currently, the federal government provides a 30% tax credit or a 30% cash grant on on photovoltaic and hot water systems installed before December 31, 2016. The state of Hawaii gives a 35% tax credit. Combined, these incentives can take care of roughly two-thirds the cost of the system.
Haleakala Solar will guide you step by step on how to capitalize on these generous (and limited-time) programs.

LESS BILLS
MORE INDEPENDENCE

This is the fun part. If the solar company calculated correctly, all your electric needs should be met entirely by your new system. Other than the minimum that your utility company charges to be hooked up to their grid, no electric bills to pay! It’s like having your very own mini-electric company. And the great thing about all of this... less dependency on dirty, foreign oil. Over the long haul, your monetary savings can be enormous. Find out more about all the financial benefits you can reap from your new photovoltaic solar system...

AND NOW FOR THE BEST PART –
OUR PEOPLE

We take pride in our people. The highly trained Haleakala Solar Service team is here to help you with all your solar energy needs.
If solar hot water is all you really need, we won’t recommend anything more. If it is a photovoltaic system that is a better fit for you, we will direct you to what is most suitable. Whatever the case may be, in the end, we just want to help you get what’s best for you and your family or business. How to get started. Haleakala Solar has over four decades of experience providing expert solar energy advise. Any questions you have, we’re here to help.

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