A: Solar energy refers to energy from the sun. The sun has produced energy for billions of years. (https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-solar-energy-facts.php) Solar Energy is a completely free source of energy.
Solar energy is being recognized as the future of alternative energy sources, as it is non-polluting and helps combat the Greenhouse effect on global climate. Solar energy produces no pollution, it has no environmental effects, and is ecologically acceptable. (Link)
Solar is also becoming more popular due to the increased rates of energy – per KCPL’s site, over the last 10 years, customers have seen more than 20% increase in their electric costs! With Solar being renewable, and FREE, more and more customers are switching to Solar for a savings! (KCPL Link Here)
Not necessarily, but it will help if there is another comparable house on the market and your house has electric savings. The solar home will, more than likely, sell faster.
Once your Ampray panels are installed, you will instantly save money on electricity. Customers experience a wide range of savings on their energy bills, from 50-110% depending on the amount of electricity used in the home. Not only will you save at the current utility rate, but the rate increases as well. Rates for KCP&L in Missouri increased an average of 7.7% every year since 2007.
It also does not produce any pollutants. One of the cleanest sources of energy. Solar Energy is Renewable, and requires low maintenance. (https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-solar-energy-facts.php )
Solar panels convert light into low-voltage DC electricity. The electricity travels through power inverters where it is converted into 240-volt AC electricity, which is used in homes. From the inverter, the electricity then travels to the home’s main distribution panel (breaker box). Any electricity that the home doesn’t use goes through the utility meter and onto the grid, crediting your utility account.
A: According to the National Appraisal Institute, for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills you increase your home’s value by $20. Another bonus is that currently, your property tax won’t increase even one cent, and houses with solar electricity tend to sell faster in the real estate market.
A utility company acts as your battery storage, so you do not need to buy costly batteries and have them replaced. Even though your solar array with generate electricity during the day, you will need extra power during the night. You can get that from the utility company. During the day, you will most likely send your extra electricity to them and get credit for doing so.
We use racking. Racking is made of aluminum and while lightweight, it is heavy duty. Racking weighs about a half a pound per square foot.
According to the National Appraisal Institute, for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills you increase your home’s value by $20. Another bonus is that currently, your property tax won’t increase even one cent, and houses with solar electricity tend to sell faster in the real estate market.
Ampray solar arrays give a 20-40% return on investment within the first year. The complete return on investment of the customer’s portion of the cost, is 2-4 years. With the financing Ampray offers our customers, they are net positive on their bills the very first month. With the utility rate increases, the ROI time shortens every year.