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Top 8 reasons why you should go solar:

1You save on your monthly electric bill whether you choose to buy or finance the system.

2You substantially increase your house value.

3Solar systems offer tax deductions and rebates for qualifying home owners.

4A smart investment that yields higher returns compared to others.

5When your solar energy system overproduces you earn credit on your electric bill.

6Produce enough energy to power your essentials during a black out.

7Clean and renewable energy that doesn’t release any greenhouse gases, protecting the environment from further damage.

8Solar serves as an additional layer to your roof and provides insulation to the house.

1Sunlight hits the solar panels and generates DC current.

2The inverter converts DC electricity to AC.

3The AC electricity is supplied to the building.

4Excess of electricity flows into the grid.

5Electricity is drawn from the grid when supply
from solar panels is not sufficient.

Solar System Project Stages

STAGE 1 | Site Inspection StageSite inspection to examine the roof, roof rafters, main service panel, etc.

STAGE 2 | Consultation, Meeting and Congratulation StageAgreement signing with all the benefits, warranties, panels, inverters, etc.

STAGE 3 | Plans Approval StagePlans are sent for customer’s approval. Once approved, plans are submitted for permits to the City. (Meter spot location, structural calculation, and HOA approval possibly required depending on City).

STAGE 4 | City Permit StageAs long as City planners don’t request specific plan revisions, plans can be approved in as short as “over the counter” to as long as a week or two depending on the system size. Should revisions be required by the City, approvals could add an additional week for permits.

STAGE 5 | Installation StageGenerally, installation takes two-three days to install a complete solar system. Should the main service panel (MSP) upgrade be needed, it will be installed simultaneously.

STAGE 6 | City Inspection StageOnce the installation is complete, we will request the City inspector to examine the installation.

STAGE 7 | Final - Certificate of CompletionOnce we receive the City final approval or sign off on jobs completed, we require the Final Payment / Certificate of Completion to be completed. We cannot submit for PTO (Permission to Operate) until we receive the Final Payment or signed Certificate of Completion.

STAGE 8 | Solar Activation, Monitoring StageAs soon as PTO (Permission to Operate) is granted from the utility company, we can activate or turn on the solar system. Solar monitoring will be set up within a day or two. Permission to operate can take up one week from SCE (Edison) while LADWP can take anywhere between 4-6 weeks with LADWP.

Brands We Work With

Our company offers a huge variety of advanced panels at competitive prices! We work with the following brands and more:

How to choose your solar panels:

 

1) There are two major types of solar panels - monocrystalline and polycrystalline. Monocrystalline solar panels have substantial advantages over polycrystalline solar panels:

  • they are made with silicon wafers cut from a single crystal, unlike polycrystalline where cells are made by melting together many fragments of silicon; 
  • they have a much higher efficiency;
  • they perform better
  • they are aesthetically more pleasant

 

However, monocrystalline solar panels have a higher cost, but quality always comes with a premium price.

 

2) Look at solar panel efficiency. The industry average is 16% to 18%. If a chosen panel has lower efficiency than the industry average, then that specific solar panel is not the best option.

 

3) Make sure your solar panel warranty matches the industry average of 10-25 years.

 

4) Determine the solar panel degradation rate. Degradation rate shows how much linear power performance of a panel decreases over the years. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on average solar panels decline in production by 0.8% yearly, meaning after the first year your panels will operate at 99.02%, while after 25 years they will still be operating at 82.5%. However with constant technology developments, newer panels degrade at a slower rate of 0.5%. In that case by the end of the 25th year of their life the energy output would be at 87.5%.

 

5) Compare the cost per watt. Premium panels might cost more initially, but they still offer a higher long-term savings.