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Where does my solar inverter get installed?

A solar inverter is the component of the solar system which is used to convert the DC power produced by the solar panels to the AC power which is used by our home electrical system and appliances.  It may be a micro inverter, power optimizer or a string inverter. Microinverters and power optimizers are installed below the solar panels whereas a string inverter may be installed indoor or outdoor as per the installer recommendation or homeowner requirements.

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Solar in Sports

More and more commercial facilities are going solar. Sports venues are becoming more mindful of their environmental footprint and using commercial solar energy systems. One of the factors that contributed to this change is economic incentives. The cost of solar installations has decreased, allowing solar panel manufacturers to reach more commercial customers.

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Women in the Solar Industry

Solar energy has been a male-dominated industry, but things are changing. In New Jersey and across the US, companies in the solar industry are more diverse than other comparable industries like construction, oil and gas, and utilities. Women currently make up 27% of the solar companies’ workforce (67,204 employees), up from 22% in 2014. At NJ solar companies, women make up 44% of mid-level jobs and 55% hold the position of manager, director or president. In 2016 alone, half the new jobs created in solar companies (about 25,000) were occupied by women.

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New Jersey Solar Installations Stand to Benefit from Streamlined Permitting Process

Over the years, the industry has focused on reducing the costs of technology in order to make solar more affordable to the masses. The reduction of so-called “soft costs” will be the next step in refining solar costs further. At this year’s Solar Power International Convention, SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) will unveil a plan to streamline the permitting process.

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IronRidge Racking Joins Green Power Energy as Their Exclusive Solar Racking Partner

Green Power Energy is now working with IronRidge Racking exclusively on residential solar energy systems. IronRidge racking will now come standard with Green Power Energy on all New Jersey solar installations. When solar panels are installed on residential properties with a sloped roof, racking is needed to attach the panels to the roof. IronRidge’s solar racking components come with UFOs (Universal Fastening Objects), XR Rails and The Flashfoot 2.

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Why All Your Neighbors Are Going Solar in New Jersey

There is a good reason why homeowners are going solar in New Jersey. Homeowners are doing it because of the incentives in New Jersey. New Jersey is #5 in the country for the number of solar installations over time, and it will remain at the top of the list for many years to come. The average cost for a solar installation in New Jersey is approximately $30,000. Obviously, not every homeowner has that amount of cash to put into solar panels, yet over 100,000 solar installations have been completed in New Jersey.

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Understanding Sunnova’s EZ Own Solar Loan in NJ

Sunnova, founded in 2012, has been a major player in solar financing in NJ over the past several years. Sunnova and its CEO John Berger bring a Houston “big energy” style to a predominantly Bay Area-based solar finance industry. This mix is welcomed by many industry leaders who have experienced major industry decisions made by only a small group of people in San Francisco. What Sunnova has done has proven that solar makes sense as a balanced part of the nation’s energy portfolio right smack in the home of big oil. John Berger himself even challenged the industry’s needs for a solar tax credit as the market was experiencing its tax transition in 2016.

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The Current State of SRECS and Residential Solar Power in New Jersey

New Jersey remains one of the top 5 states in the country for Residential Solar Power, yet the market is in a transition period as the SREC 1, the original New Jersey SREC program, transitions into a yet to be defined new program for state incentives. New Jersey has been booming for residential solar power over the past decade. New Jersey this past month installed its 100,000th solar installation; a truly remarkable accomplishment.

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Should I Finance My Solar with a Home Equity Loan or a Solar Loan?

If you are thinking of going solar, it could mean thousands of dollars in costs. That money is not something that every homeowner can afford to pay, especially in cash. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any financing options to help you go solar. In this article, you can find out whether it’s a good idea to finance going solar with a home equity loan or a solar loan.

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Green Power Energy Recognized as a 2018 Top Solar Contractor in Annandale, NJ

[Annandale, New Jersey]—More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer Green Power Energy has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. Green Power Energy achieved a rank of 202 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. This is up 59 spots from last year’s rank of 261.

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Selling a Home with Solar Panels

Solar on homes in New Jersey has been increasing in popularity year after year. There are now over 100,000 home solar systems in New Jersey and over time, homeowners will eventually move with the solar panels still attached to the roof. But what happens when you want to move from your house with solar panels or want to purchase a house with solar panels? The most important thing to consider off the bat is that solar panels will generally increase the value of the home.

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Cleaning Your Solar Panels

Home solar systems in NJ are virtually maintenance free. This is because there are no moving parts in a solar array. A solar installer should be using flashings underneath each panel to protect against leaks, they should use panels warrantied for 12-20 years, and strong solar inverters. With the components of a high quality, the risk for failure quite low. However, one piece of maintenance that may be required is the cleaning of the solar panels.

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Solar Shingles

Solar Shingles or Photovoltaic shingles to be more precise are essentially solar panels which are specially designed and manufactured to perform the dual function of being roofing material and an electricity producer at the same time. Solar Shingles fall into the category of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solar energy solutions.

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Solar Incentives in New Jersey

New Jersey is one of the leading states in the US in terms of solar installation and the promotion of renewable energies. It is one of seven states with an active open SREC market. This is helping to achieve the green NJ initiative along with other supportive solar incentives from the state and federal governments. New Jersey’s state government is determined to go forward with its active SREC program.

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The Residential Solar Installation Process

If you are planning to install residential solar panels in NJ this is the normal installation process completed by the installation company in order to get your system online, operational, approved, and eligible for incentives like SRECS.  Be sure the residential solar energy company you are dealing with offers a full turnkey service or these tasks may need to be completed by the homeowner.

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What Is A Solar Loan?

Going ѕоlаr has mаnу bеnеfіtѕ – bоth fіnаnсіаl аnd еnvіrоnmеntаl. Going ѕоlаr means уоu could роtеntіаllу еlіmіnаtе оr rеduсе your electric bіll, іnсrеаѕе уоur property vаluе and рrоtесt уоur household аgаіnѕt rising еnеrgу costs. Thеѕе dауѕ it’s аll about уоur carbon fооtрrіnt, ѕо going ѕоlаr wіth Grееn Pоwеr Enеrgу іn NJ is a grеаt way tо rеduсе іt!

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Arе Panasonic Sоlаr Pаnеlѕ Rіght fоr Yоur Home?

Fіndіng thе best solar panels fоr уоur hоmе саn feel lіkе a daunting сhаllеngе. There аrе mоrе thаn a hundred dіffеrеnt brаndѕ of ѕоlаr раnеlѕ and оthеr еquірmеnt оn thе market рrоvіdеd bу ѕоlаr соmраnіеѕ. Green Power Enеrgу іѕ аn аuthоrіzеd dеаlеr of Panasonic ѕоlаr panels and have obtained a limited quantity that are exempt frоm thе solar tаrіff and available to you here in New Jersey.

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What Solar Financing Options Are Available in NJ?

Going solar can cost tens of thousands of dollars – not a lot of homeowners in NJ can afford to pay in cash up front. Purchasing a solar system can cost an average about $30,000. There are, however, solar financing options available to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for homeowners in NJ.

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Commercial Solar Installation at R&H Truck Parts & Service

Flemington, NJ – October 18, 2017: Green Power Energy has completed a 96.56 kW commercial solar installation at R&H Truck Parts & Service.  R&H is a full-service parts and repair shop for all makes and models of trucks.   In 2016, the owners of the business, Bill Pitchford and Steve Roth, were able to purchase the property, and they made installing solar panels one of their top priorities.

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Solar Battery Backup System Installed at Tassot Apiaries

October 4, 2017, Milford, NJ: Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Tassot Apiaries in Milford, NJ to sit down with the owners, Jean Claude and Bea Tassot.  The Tassot family recently had a solar battery backup system installed on their home and working bee farm, or “Apiary” as it is also known.  Solar battery backup systems, with lithium batteries, are the future of solar energy, and the Tassot’s confidently pursued the technology as early adopters.

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