Solar & Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar panels convert sunlight into DC (direct current) electric power. Inverter converts that DC power into standard AC (alternating current) power for use at home. Existing electrical panel distributes solar energy throughout the house. If the demand exceeds solar production, the existing utility power provides a backup system to ensure uninterrupted power flow. In case the solar power generation exceeds consumption, the power is sent to the electric utility for full credit at prevailing retail rates.
Number of PV modules are available on the market with varying sizes, materials and ratings. The size of the panel depends on the amount of sunlight available in a particular location and overall energy consumption. Highlights Chicago team can assist in choosing proper size and type of module with the highest rating efficiency, which in turn will produce the highest level of power. Our electricians are skilled in installing electrical connections and take outmost care when placing mounting hardware to prevent damage to the structure, i.e. roof, siding, etc. Additionally, we place the inverter in the most strategic place in the house to ensure easy access and overall aesthetics.
Many states and cities offer significant incentives to encourage installing a home solar power system. Federal tax incentives are also available. Visit www.dsireusa.org for up-to-date rebate information.