Higher Wattage in solar panels than advertised.

Today we came out across a situation that is becoming more frequent than it should. A solar system produced more amps than its design was intended. This is good news/bad news.  Good news because the customer will get more KWh per day as a result of the overproduction of solar panels. Bad news because the production of more than 60 amps is tripping the electrical protections that the system was originally designed to work under.

Solar panel companies, in a new habit to try to survive (specially American Made or companies that sell in the United States) are giving more output than they advertise. They need to be sure the panels will comply with the advertised output for the next 20 years with the degrading included.

A good advise is to overdesign the electric components more than 30% to prevent tripping protections. If a protection trips more than once, revise the system and change all components after an actual physical reading of the equipment performance.

With several Financing options, why you should go solar today.

There are 4 main reasons to go solar at this moment:

a) Completely reduce or eliminate your energy bills.

With an ongrid system you immediately see the results on the next month’s electric bill. Your system typically reduces 1000kwh per 7000watts of installed equipment.

b)Put your tax dollars to work for you.

Your IRS taxes have to be paid, either by you or by your employer. Why not put those dollars to work for you?
By assigning your tax dollars into a Solar System in your property, you are using the taxes to buy an equipment  to generate electricity for you.

c) Protect against rising energy costs.

Fuel is a hidden tax. We use fuel to generate electricity that we buy from the electric companies. Every fuel increase, increases our utilities. By setting your own solar system, you fix the rates that you will pay for the next 25 years.

d) Increase your property value.

Your property will increase its value, but without increasing the tax payments for it.