How Does Solar Work?
When sunlight hits your panels, they produce DC current through the photovoltaic effect.
Net Meter (Export)
All the excess power flows out through your meter. It used to only run one way (up, like your old power bill) but now it tracks everything you produce too.
An inverter (either one central unit or individual microinverters) switches it to AC current.
When the sun is down, you use the excess power you already banked. This means money back in your pocket for years to come.
Your home uses every bit of juice that it possibly can. You won’t notice a difference, but everything is running on sunshine.
Clean Energy Living
Solar panels last for decades, and don’t require maintenance. You’ll save money and save the planet all in one.
Is Your House Right For Solar in 3 Easy Steps
Switching your home over to solar power may seem like an overwhelming process, but with ipower Energy we eliminate the stress out of switching to solar. We can determine if your home is right for solar in 3 simple steps.
Confirm Your Energy Usage
Every household is different. When determining the size of your solar energy system, we check your electric bills to see how many kilowatt hours (kWhs) you use. By taking a look at your energy usage, we can appropriately design and size a custom solar system that meets your current and assumed future energy demands. Your energy usage is also important to ensure that we don't over calculate the number of solar panels needed, nor quote you a system that is too small
Design Your System
The next step in determining if your home is right for solar is designing a system that accomodates the amount of energy your home consumes. We'll look at the direction of you roof and the amount of viable roof space you have available to determine the maximum number of solar panels that can be installed. Vents, chimneys, and dormers can limit the system size resulting in an offset less than 100% of your annual electricity consumption.
Verify Your Roof's Condition
When all of our digital work is complete, it's time to visit your site to conduct a site survey where we will check your roof, your main electrical panel, and gather roof measurements and other detailed requirements for your solar installation project. The site survey is required on all projects in order to provide our Design and Engineering group the required information to accurately build and permit the project plans for installation.
What Happens After You Go Solar?
Net Energy Metering (NEM) is an electricity billing system that helps you reduce your monthly electric bill with the energy generated by your solar system. A special net meter measures the difference between the amount of electricity your system generates throughout the month and the amount of electricity the utility supplies. The utility calculates your bill using this difference, called net energy.
As a solar customer, you will receive an annual True-Up statement at the end of the 12th month of your billing cycle. The True-Up statement reconciles all of your cumulative energy charges, credits and compensation for the entire 12-month billing cycle. If you have a balance due after all charges and credits are reconciled, that amount will appear on the last utility bill of your 12-month billing cycle.
iPower Energy For A Better Solar Company and Customer Experience
When you're ready to upgrade your home to solar, its important to select a solar energy service company that provides and distributes its services in a manner that best serves the customer. Our “Improve, Inspire & Impact” formula means you get a better experience with iPower Energy than any other solar company in the industry.