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THE Solar Electric Freedom BUYER’S GUIDE TO SOLAR FAQ’s

What does PV stand for?

Photovoltaic—The process of converting light energy to electricity.

What is “net-metering”?

A key component for any grid-tied system, this refers to a meter provided and installed by the utility company which will record energy production (reverse direction) and energy consumption (forward direction).

Are all solar panels the same; how do you choose?

No, there are four types of photovoltaic cells.  The major differences in these solar cells are their efficiency, quality and applications.  The most efficient cell is the Monocrystaline (single), followed by the Polycrystalline (multi).  The Amorphous and the Thin-film are much less efficient and therefore are not considered for most applications.  For most residential applications, the Mono or Poly are used.  However, SESP prefers to use the Monocrystalline panels for two primary reasons; their long term production (over 25 years guaranteed) and their superior efficiency.

Is the cost per watt the best way to comparison shop for a system?

No, there is no one way to make a comparison—a savvy buyer should consider; experience, quality of materials used, design, and ROI (return on investment). Warranties should be from companies that have a proven history with the BBB and who you can trust will be in business in the future.

Is Solar PV a good investment; are there financing options?

YES and YES!
Installing a Solar PV System on your house may be better than most traditional investments like the Stock Market or Money Market accounts. Consider this an opportunity to stop the pay-as-you-go cycle and invest in your financial future with solar electric freedom.

What does the inverter do?

Convert and manage Direct Current (DC) from the panels to Alternating Current (AC) and synchronizes the solar power energy with the electricity coming from the grid into the house.

What 4 critical components are found in all interconnected systems?

A.  PV modules; aka solar panels or solar modules
B.  Inverter; use to convert DC to AC (see #5)
C.  Bi-directional meter; (see #6)
D.  Quality design, materials and installation, which can be found in abundance with Solar Electric Systems & Products (SESP).

How do you determine what size system I need?

First, an Solar Electric Freedom consultant reviews your annual power consumption (your kilowatt hours used), the energy efficiency of your home and your financial goals.  Then we consider where the optimal for the solar array and the exposure and tilt to the south to determine what size (kilowatts of power) will best meet your needs as the customer.

What is the “payback” period for a solar system and how long will it last?

Typical payback period may vary, but is typically 7-10 years to break-even.  This can vary depending upon any current rebates and tax incentives.  Your Solar Electric Freedom representative may be able to help dtermine your approximate payback potential.  A good quality system will produce power for 35 – 40 plus years with minimal maintenance.
Our installation Warranty is 5 years on labor and materials.

For further information on specific utility, state, and federal incentives and rebates you can visit the websites of SRPAPS, or you can contact one of our experienced Solar Electric Freedom's financial consultants for detailed information.

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Solar Electric Freedom is recognized state-wide as an industry leader in the Solar Electric field. We have installed residential home and commercial business On and Off grid solar electric systems serving Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Phoenix, Goodyear, Avondale, Peoria, Anthem, Queen Creek, San Tan, Casa Grande and the greater Arizona area.

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Loans provided by EnerBank USA (1245 Brickyard Rd., Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84106) on approved credit for a limited time. Repayment term is 144 months 2.99% Fixed APR. Effective as of 01/01/2020. Minimum loan amounts apply. The first monthly payment will be due 30 days after the loan closes.

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