Solar energy can be utilized to produce all the electricity your home or business runs on. A solar array consists of solar panels that are primarily made of crystalline silicon cells. A photovoltaic (PV) system converts sunlight directly to electricity. Unlike solar thermal systems for heating water, PV does not use the suns heat to make electricity. Instead, when sunlight strikes the cells, electrons are knocked loose from their respective atoms to create an electric current. This direct current (DC) is fed into the inverter box where it is converted into an alternating current (AC), which is what electrical grids as well as all homes and business use.
An e2sys solar PV system requires no maintenance, has no moving parts, is clean (no pollution, noise or fossil fuels), and is therefore one of the most environmentally friendly ways of generating electric power.
PV Mounting Systems
Solar Panels can be integrated in a variety of ways. Panels can be mounted flush to existing angled roofs, most common for residences. For most commercial buildings with flat roofs a solar array requires a ballasted, non-penetrating mounting system. For areas where mounting to an existing structure is impractical, a ground mount can be constructed to secure and angle the panels. Grounds mounts are constructed from steel supports with concrete footings. The rest of the mounting structure is built from aluminum or galvanized steel. We offer ground mount systems in which we build a structure to install the solar PV panels as an aside to your property. E2sys is committed to offer customized solutions that will ensure optimal cost efficiency and the payback period you deserve.
Types of Solar Panels
Monocrystalline Silicon Panels: Monocrystalline panels use crystalline silicon, a basic semiconductor material. The way to identify whether a panel is Mono or Poly is simple. A Mono panel has individual cells. A Poly type panel is solid with what looks like flakes of silicon pressed together. Monocrystalline panels are typically 15-18% efficient, meaning that for every unit of solar energy that hits the cell, the panel can convert 15-18% of this energy into electricity. These panels are usually more expensive.
Polycrystalline Silicon Panels: Polycrystalline or multicrystalline, photovoltaics use a series of cells in place of the single large cell used in monocrystalline panels. They are usually less efficient and therefore less expensive than Monocrystalline panels.
Amorphous Silicon or Thin Film Panels: Thin-film panels are the lowest efficiency of any current photovoltaic technology at 5-6%. The primary advantage of thin-film panels lies in flexibility.
Off Grid Inverter:
The purpose of an “Off Grid inverter” is to simply convert DC power from your batteries, wind generator or petroleum generator with no need to ever connect to the grid and sell power back.
Grid Tied Inverter:
This inverter is the most common for PV systems. It takes the power that your solar panels produce and puts it back into the Utility Company’s lines. With the proper meter, this effectively allows you to net meter. A Grid-Tied Inverter constantly communicates with the Utility Grid, and will automatically shut off the system in the case of a Power Outage.
More affordable than ever; the time to act is now.
Did you know that with utility incentives and government tax credits your average bill for electricity can drop by switching to solar? The amount of energy consumption in each household and/or business is the varying factor that determines the size of your system.
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LIPA pays an immediate rebate of $2.50/watt on residential Solar PV systems. The Federal tax credit is 30% off the total cost of your solar PV system while NY State gives you the additional 25% of your net cost, capped at $5,000.
Eastern Energy Systems strives to be your partner in creating a sustainable future for you and your family and there has never been a better time to take advantage of current incentives. Paying a utility bill every month is like renting a home, while investing in solar electric is like owning your own home. Payments on a home eventually end, and with an average payback period between 7-8 years, solar PV is a no brainer investment. Now is the time to look into a clean energy investment for your home or business.
30% Income Tax Credit on Total Project Cost
LIPA Rebate (as of March 1st, 2010)
- Residential: $2.50 per watt from 250 watts to 10 kW with a maximum of $25,000
- Commercial: $2.50 per watt up to 50 kW with a maximum of $125,000
($1.00 per watt for greater than 50 kW to 100 kW PV systems with a maximum of $50,000)
- Municipals & Non-profits: $3.50 per watt up to 10 kW with a maximum of $35,000
($2.50 per watt for greater than 10 kW to 50 kW PV systems with a maximum of $100,000)
($1.00 per watt for greater than 50 kW to 100 kW PV systems with a maximum of $ 50,000)
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- The first step is to find out your yearly electrical consumption rate. Knowing how much energy you use is vital when e2sys determines the appropriate size of your system. Once we know your energy consumption, an e2sys energy consultant can give you a FREE evaluation of your home over the phone, via satellite.
- After the preliminary evaluation of the site, an e2sys energy expert can come take an exact measurement of your desired PV system’s location in order to engineer the most efficient and cost effective system for your home or business.
- Once your system is approved by LIPA, e2sys can begin the installation and your meter could be spinning backwards in as little as one week.
What makes a home ideal for an E2sys solar PV system?
An ideal location for any solar PV system is a structure that faces southeast to southwest (south being optimal) with little to no obstructions. Of course, there are an overwhelming number of homes and businesses on Long Island in which this is not the case. For this reason, Eastern Energy Systems offers a wide variety of products in which you don’t necessarily have to install a system on the roof of your home or business to obtain a $0 on your electric bill.
We emphasize on quality service from the initial estimate to the completion of the installation.
Our Portfolio From the initial estimate, we provide you with a complete summary of your energy usage in order to determine the appropriate size system for your home or businesses. Once we have determined the size of your system, we weigh comparisons of your current electric rate against the inevitable increase in price per kWh and provide you with a long term cost analysis of your proposed solar PV system. Before the installation of your solar PV unit, we create a 3D rendering of your roof and solar modules in order to give a clear picture as to how the system will appear on your property.
Our EPA-certified technicians are committed to offering our customers with quality service and upon completion of the project, your E2sys solar PV system comes standard with our 24-hour online data monitoring system in which you will have access to view the amount of CO2 reduction, revenue to date on energy savings and daily/total power yield of your system once it’s installed.
All solar PV units are guaranteed for 20-25 years on modules and 10-20 years on inverters, so you can expect long term, trouble-free operation of your solar energy system while generating clean power. In addition, you will receive an annual return on your net investment, which will increase when electric rates increase over the 30-40 year life of your solar system.