- Free electricity from the sun for decades.
- No more electric rate hikes because solar locks in your costs.
- Average systems save the owner $150,000 or more over time.
- A solar system increases property values.
- An impressive return on investment with low up front, fast returns.
When you do the math, solar is one the best investments you can make in your home or business. And it pays back fast. Typical annual return is 12-20% or more with payback periods usually five to ten years, depending on electrical usage and local rates. (We have dozens of real world examples of the impressive savings. Just ask…) In most states, if your bill is $100 or more per month, it is an absolute no brainer to go solar.
But there’s only way know for sure how much you could benefit from going solar. Call Gardner Energy at (801) 396-0698 for an evaluation.
- The sun shines on the solar panel generating DC electricity.
- An inverter converts the DC electricity into household 240v AC electricity.
- The AC electricity feeds into your electric meter and circuit breaker panel. Your meter literally spins backwards. You use this electricity for your lights and appliances.
Any electricity you don’t use goes to the grid, and you get credited. With your solar system, this process happens automatically every day.
If you’re interested in learning more about how the technology works, just ask. We’ll be happy to give you a demonstration.
Simple. Professional. Friendly. Gardner Energy Alternative Energy is one of the most experienced installers in Utah. We think it’s because we have a service oriented attitude that makes going solar easy for our customer. Our process is simple and we handle all details, paperwork and permits. And we use only the best panels and installation methods.
We hope to earn the opportunity to be the installer that you choose for your project – and that you would recommend us to your friends and family without hesitation.
No matter where you live, there’s never been a better time to go solar. Federal grants and tax credits are available all over the United States. And many states offer additional incentives.The catch is that details vary by state, region and type of project. So it’s important to understand what’s available for your specific situation. Gardner Energy’s job is knowing what options are available and then squeezing the most from them to get you the very best deal possible. For more information on this check out our incentives page.Bottom line: Your cost to transition to solar is now lower than ever and your system pays for itself even faster.
No matter where you live, there’s never been a better time to go solar. Federal grants and tax credits are available all over the United States. And many states offer additional incentives.
The catch is that details vary by state, region and type of project. So it’s important to understand what’s available for your specific situation. Gardner Energy’s job is knowing what options are available and then squeezing the most from them to get you the very best deal possible. For more information on this check out our incentives page.
Bottom line: Your cost to transition to solar is now lower than ever and your system pays for itself even faster.
Should you experience a cloudy day, your home won’t suddenly lose power. Your solar panels can continue to draw energy despite the clouds. It’s true that your solar panel installation will produce less energy during cloudy days, but you’ll still continue to charge your solar batteries or power your appliances. If you don’t use a solar battery, you may need to adjust your energy usage on a cloudy day.
At night, your home will still have power because of the energy that was produced during the day. Using a solar battery, you can ensure that your home always has a reserve of energy even during the night.
Solar panel monitoring systems are useful for a variety of reasons, and are a recommended, but not necessary, addition to your array. A monitoring system allows you to collect detailed information about the amount of solar energy your array is producing and can offer you insights into your energy usage habits. By using the data the monitoring system offers, you can make smart decisions about how you use your solar energy which can save you more money.Solar panel monitoring systems can also track the performance and health of your panels. If your array is in need of repair or is not performing to its usual standards, you can quickly connect with us for the proper maintenance it needs.
Caring for your solar panels is far more simple than many expect. When properly cared for, your solar panels will offer you years of uninterrupted service. To care for your solar panels, simply clean them of any debris at the start of every season, and give them a thorough rinse at the beginning and end of the summer. Should your solar panel installation need any detailed or complicated maintenance, we’re happy to take care of that for you.
It is not typically recommended; however it is possible, here are some things to consider.
Taking way the PV panels and mounts will leave holes in the roof that will need to be properly patched by a roofing professional. Also, the roofing under to area with the panels may have different wear and coloring depending on how long the panels were installed.Depending on the type of inverter system, you may have exterior components mounted on the wall that can leave holes that will need to be patched and repaired.
The cost to remove and reinstall can be expensive. There will be the cost to remove the existing array and make necessary roof and wall repairs. For the reinstall plan on costs for permitting, labor, new electrical materials, and likely some additional mounting materials to install on the new home.
Most new homeowners buyers will see the value of the solar system and are typically willing to pay more for the home. So you may be further ahead to leave the PV system and consider a new PV system at your new home. Additionally, a system on your new home may qualify you for State and Federal solar tax credits.
Contact us with additional questions. We would be happy to provide a quote for removal and reinstall or quote our solar for your new home!
It’s advisable to have your roof thoroughly inspected before having solar panels installed. In many cases, solar panels will function properly for 25-30 years without any need for repair or replacement. This means that it’s important the roofing below your array is in decent condition. You don’t want to have to remove a functioning array just to repair some roof tiles. It may benefit you to have your roof repaired, or in some cases, replaced entirely before you consider installing a new solar array on your roof.
It is possible to install your own solar panels, however, doing so may cost you more than having them installed by a professional. Purchasing your own materials is often more expensive than going through a company like Gardner Energy. Similarly, figuring out how many panels you need, where to place them, and then hooking them up to your homes electrical network is more complicated than it sounds. Installing your own solar panels can also void many of the warranties that come with the panels. Finally, using a solar installation service can ensure that you’re getting all of the incentives and rebates that you’re entitled to since they are aware of all of them.
Using a solar panel array can significantly reduce your monthly utility bills, if not eliminate your electric bill entirely. It really depends on how large your array is, whether you’re using a solar battery or not. If you’ve set up your solar panel installation to help you go “off the grid,” you’ll no longer be connected to a local utility company, thereby eliminating your utility bill. If you’re still connected to a power company, you can limit your bill by selling excess energy back to the power company. In fact, it’s not uncommon for some homes to start paying off their arrays by selling excess power.
Absolutely. Solar technology is now more affordable, accessible, and useful than ever before. Thanks to the myriad of federal, state, and local incentives and rebates, you can quickly pay for a new array. Similarly, solar energy systems offer your home and your community, benefits and advantages that traditional energy systems just can’t. Investing in solar energy is not only great for your wallet, but it’s great for the environment as well, helping you to reduce your impact on global climate change.
Call (801) 396-0698 to talk to a Gardner Energy team member to find out more.