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Solar and Storage

Generating your own power is the first step in energy independence. Storing it and using it when you want is the second step. As Utilities continue to maximize what they bill you, Atwood Solar has the tools and the ability to keep you one step ahead.

Referrals

Do you know someone who would be a great candidate for solar installation? Send them our way! If they choose Greenway Solar to install their solar modules, we will send you a check for $500 upon project completion.

Energy Independence

From rooftops to prairies, the opportunity for energy independence is everywhere.

The ability to generate and store your own power ensures you are in the drivers seat when it comes to your relationship with your power company.

Flexibility & Scalability

Retrofitting

Multiple Installation Options

Demand Management

Demand management programs help an organization improve its bottom line by improving how it uses energy.

Demand management programs are similar to demand response programs in that they involve an organization reducing its energy. Unlike demand response programs, the participating organization is not responding to grid stress or volatile energy prices. Rather, the organization is reducing its demand–the maximum amount of electricity it consumes at a given time–in a way that saves the organization money and helps improve the grid.

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy refers to electrical generation and storage performed onsite.

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy refers to electrical generation and storage performed onsite.

Storage

Energy Independence

Energy storage is simply the capture of energy produced at one time to be used at another.

Organizations that utilize energy storage can purchase electricity during off-peak times when prices are low, store it, and then use it during on-peak times when demand and prices are high.

Energy storage helps an organization lower its overall energy spend while protecting against changing prices, all while supporting a sustainable grid.

Protection

Find out what power backup solutions is right for you

Tesla Powerwall

Near instantaneous backup power

Modular, we can add as many as you need

Home and office solution

Tesla Powerpack

Industrial, agriculture, and commercial applications

Expandable system that grows with your needs

Tesla energy management software

Generator

Can be integrated with a battery solution

Stand-alone long term backup

Stand-alone long term backup

FAQ

How will adding solar affect my property value?

According to a 2019 ZIllow article, not only can adding solar panels to a home save energy costs and help the environment, it also can potentially increase a home’s value. During the past year, U.S. homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1% more on average than comparable homes without solar power. For the median-valued home, that translates to an additional $9,274.

What are the financial benefits of adding solar?

There are many financial benefits to adding solar including reduced electricity bills, tax incentives, net metering programs, providing long term value to your property, increasing your property value, and protecting yourself against rising cost of utilities.

What is the Federal Tax Credit for Solar?

The federal residential solar energy credit is a 26% tax credit that can be claimed on federal income taxes for a percentage of the cost of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.

The system must be placed in service during the tax year and generate electricity for a home located in the United States.

What is net metering?

Net metering is the system utilities use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. With net metering, you only pay for the electricity that you use beyond what your solar panels can generate.

How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work?

Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.

Do my solar panels produce power when the sun isn’t shining?

The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. As a result, your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night. However, because of high electricity costs and financial incentives, solar is a smart decision even if you live in a cloudy city.

What happens if there is snow on the panels?

Solar panels convert sunshine into power, so if your panels are covered in snow they can’t produce electricity. Snow generally isn’t heavy enough to cause structural issues with your panels, and since most panels are tilted at an angle, the snow will slide off. If snow does accumulate, your panels are easy to clean.  Production is low in the winter due to shorter days and poor sun angle so risking your life to clear your panels if you have a steep or high roof is not advised.

Will I still receive an electric bill if I have solar panels?

Unless your solar energy system includes storage and you are fully off the grid, you will still receive a bill from your utility. However, you can dramatically reduce your bill or even cut the amount you owe to $0 with a solar system that matches your energy use.

How much will solar panel maintenance cost?

Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for the 25-35 years that they will generate power.

What size solar system should I get?

The size of your solar system will depend on how much electricity you use on a monthly basis as well as the weather conditions where you live, and your goals for solar. Here at Greenway, we will ask for your past year of electricity usage so that we can determine the best size for you.

Will I need to replace my roof before installing solar?

Solar energy systems can last for 25 to 25 years, and it would be expensive to remove for a roof replacement. If you are in need of a new roof, then you could look into installing a Tesla roof. Otherwise, you could add a conventional solar system once the roof is complete.

What happens during the installation process?

Once we’ve received a signed sales contract, conducted a site visit, and collected a down payment, then we work hard to obtain electrical, building, and city permits as well as the interconnection application. After approval, we schedule delivery of materials and install. It’s hard to give exact timing because much of the process depends on permitting approval. After installation, the utility will inspect the system and turn it on. You will also receive on-site training on how to use your new solar system.


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