In most cases, the financials pleasantly surprise and motivate our clients to move forward. Sometimes, returns can be 25-30% or greater, depending on eligible incentives in your state. If that's not enough, going solar helps companies hit sustainability goals.
The cost is not as important as the return, and the returns have never been better. We can help you finance, lease, or enter into a Power Purchase Agreement if cash is not available. All these options are designed to save you money on energy.
An Adelaide representative will help you analyze your energy consumption and design a system that meets your energy-saving goals.
Adelaide does that for you. We will supply you with a financial model that estimates your cost savings based on your current consumption and utility tariff.
Because of current incentives, you can already get a 30% return on your system. Every day that you wait, you are needlessly overpaying for your current power. Panels come with a 25-year warranty, and inverter warranties range anywhere from 10-25 years. You'll make your money back many times over.
A system in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public-utility power grid, and surplus power is transferred onto the grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility.
Distributed Generation refers to the local or on-site generation of electricity and is the opposite of transmitting energy over the electric grid from a large, centralized facility like coal or natural gas.
Solar panels typically come with a 25-year warranty, but those panels can last much longer than that. There are panels that were installed in the 1980s that are still in use.
Solar panels can be installed on almost all roof types (flat, asphalt shingle, corrugated metal, or standing seam), assuming they pass the structural inspection. Collateral load limits are something we calculate and take care of for you.
Adelaide will analyze how much energy you use and estimate the system size, energy savings, and cost. We also create a rough design. Once you sign off, we start the interconnection application with the local electric utility, order materials, apply for permits, install the system, set up monitoring, and schedule the final inspection.
Washing the panels once or twice a year will help improve energy production. Dust, pollen, bird droppings, etc., are all causes of shading. Panels that degrade at an accelerated rate should be replaced per the panel warranty. Minimal maintenance is required, and Adelaide can help you with that too.
Panels get warm and snow will melt. We size your system based on a typical meteorological year. This means that we account for the average amount of snowfall, rain, and cloudy days your area receives and calculate the system size needed to make up the difference. We have installed systems in Northern Michigan that produce large amounts of energy.