New Solar PV Systems

Here at SolarTech Industries our mission is to help our planet and our people make the switch to cleaner solar solutions as easily as possible. That is why we are here for you no matter how small the question or how large the project.

Oahu Solar PV_800Why Choose Solar PV?

Deciding to make the switch to solar power is a big decision, but it’s well worth it. There are so many advantages to making the switch to new solar PV systems. Being environmentally friendly is definitely one of the biggest advantages that solar power has to offer. Being able to reduce your carbon footprint is really important when it comes to helping preserve the environment using more sustainable solutions.

However, there are other incentives to help sway your decision towards upgrading to solar PV technology for your energy needs. Cost savings is another big reason to make the switch. Soaring energy prices have started to become a major problem, especially here in the state of Hawaii. Many home and business owners have started looking to cut costs and save money. 

Switching to solar PV panels for the majority of your energy needs is a great investment. With tax write-offs, benefit programs, and rapidly falling prices, switching to solar has never been more affordable than it is now. Being able to purchase and install your PV panels for less also means a quicker return on your investment. 

Another huge advantage is the increase of the value of your property. A solar PV panel system can help increase the value of your property dramatically. This means if you don’t plan on keeping the property forever, solar panels still have the ability to help save you money, even when you decide to sell the property. 

Simply put, choosing to switch to a solar PV system is a safe investment and one of the best decisions you can make for you, your property, and the planet.

How Does Solar PV Work?

Most everyone understands the basic technology behind solar panels. The panel takes the sun’s energy and harnesses that power into electricity which we then use to light our homes, power our cars, and other electronics. But how does it really work??

First, you must understand that there are two different types of solar energy power. Solar PV and solar thermal. The main difference between these two types are what they are used for.

Solar thermal power is limited in its uses. Thermal solar is only used for the heat it produces. It has the ability to heat water as well as the air in your home or commercial property. That is why solar PV is the more popular option when it comes to solar energy.

Solar PV is not limited to what it can be used for. PV panels can be used to power all of your home appliances, lights, water heater, and heating and cooling your home.

The Solar Energy Process:

Silicon and DC Electricity:

This process begins with the solar panels themselves. The solar panel is made from a few different materials, one of the most important being a layer of silicon. This silicon solar cell absorbs the sun’s energy.

The radiation from the sun then causes the electrons within the silicon cell to become active, moving and bouncing around. This movement in the electrons is what creates the flow of DC electricity.

Inverter and AC Electricity:

Once the silicon cells have created DC electricity, they then have to make that electricity usable. Unfortunately, DC electricity is not what we use to power most of our regular home and commercial appliances.

So now that DC electricity has been created it has to be converted into usable AC electricity. That is where the inverter comes in. The solar panels will feed the DC electricity to the inverter which is usually located somewhere inside the property.

And there you have a working solar PV system. But what happens when you have additional power that your panels are creating but you are not using? What happens if you need additional power that your panels can not provide at night or during cloudy days? The answer to that is the power grid.

The Grid:

The grid is actually quite simple to understand. When it comes to solar power there are going to be times where you have more than you need or not enough. That is why most solar PV systems have access to the power grid.

The grid is very similar to standard electrical practices in which you will have a meter that is hooked up to your system. This meter will record all incoming and outgoing electricity. So whenever you need additional power your system will take that power from the grid and your electricity company will charge you accordingly.

The same goes for when you have excess power. Your system will send that power to the electric company who will then credit your account accordingly as well.

New Honolulu Solar PV SystemsHawaii’s Solar PV Process:

There is much that goes into getting a new solar PV system in Hawaii. That is why we have helped to layout the majority of the process right here for you. Solartech and our dedicated staff want to help make the solar energy process as easy as possible for you.

No matter what your question or concerns may be, we are here to help with whatever step of the process you need help with. Here is a list of the steps that you will need to know about.

Application and Permit Process:

  1. Complete a new application and allow HECO (Hawaiian Electric Company) to review it.
  2. HECO completes a possible technical and supplemental review.
  3. An interconnection requirement study is then required.
  4. You will then need to conduct an inspection of roof structural support for your PV system from a licensed structural engineer or architect.
  5. Submit an electrical permit to DPP for review.
  6. HECO must also approve the electrical permit and then DPP (Department of Planning and Permitting) will issue the electrical permit.
  7. Then your PV system will be installed.
  8. HECO must then inspect the PV system before it can be turned on.
  9. HECO executes a NEW agreement and installs NEM (New Energy Metering) meter.

Why Choose SolarTech Industries for Your New PV System in Hawaii?

Here at SolarTech Industries, our mission is to help our planet and our people make the switch to cleaner solar solutions as easy as possible. That is why we are here for you no matter how small the question or how large the project.

If you want to learn more about what solar solutions may be right for you give us a call at (808) 784-8891 today. Your new solar PV system is just a phone call away.

Ewa Beach Solar PV Oahu

Why Choose Solar PV?

Deciding to make the switch to solar power is a big decision, but it’s well worth it. There are so many advantages to making the switch to new solar PV systems. Being environmentally friendly is definitely one of the biggest advantages that solar power has to offer. Being able to reduce your carbon footprint is really important when it comes to helping preserve the environment using more sustainable solutions.

However, there are other incentives to help sway your decision towards upgrading to solar PV technology for your energy needs. Cost savings is another big reason to make the switch. Soaring energy prices have started to become a major problem, especially here in the state of Hawaii. Many home and business owners have started looking to cut costs and save money. 

Switching to solar PV panels for the majority of your energy needs is a great investment. With tax write-offs, benefit programs, and rapidly falling prices, switching to solar has never been more affordable than it is now. Being able to purchase and install your PV panels for less also means a quicker return on your investment. 

Another huge advantage is the increase of the value of your property. A solar PV panel system can help increase the value of your property dramatically. This means if you don’t plan on keeping the property forever, solar panels still have the ability to help save you money, even when you decide to sell the property. 

Simply put, choosing to switch to a solar PV system is a safe investment and one of the best decisions you can make for you, your property, and the planet.

How Does Solar PV Work?

Most everyone understands the basic technology behind solar panels. The panel takes the sun’s energy and harnesses that power into electricity which we then use to light our homes, power our cars, and other electronics. But how does it really work??

First, you must understand that there are two different types of solar energy power. Solar PV and solar thermal. The main difference between these two types are what they are used for.

Solar thermal power is limited in its uses. Thermal solar is only used for the heat it produces. It has the ability to heat water as well as the air in your home or commercial property. That is why solar PV is the more popular option when it comes to solar energy.

Solar PV is not limited to what it can be used for. PV panels can be used to power all of your home appliances, lights, water heater, and heating and cooling your home.

The Solar Energy Process:

Silicon and DC Electricity:

This process begins with the solar panels themselves. The solar panel is made from a few different materials, one of the most important being a layer of silicon. This silicon solar cell absorbs the sun’s energy.

The radiation from the sun then causes the electrons within the silicon cell to become active, moving and bouncing around. This movement in the electrons is what creates the flow of DC electricity.

Inverter and AC Electricity:

Once the silicon cells have created DC electricity, they then have to make that electricity usable. Unfortunately, DC electricity is not what we use to power most of our regular home and commercial appliances.

So now that DC electricity has been created it has to be converted into usable AC electricity. That is where the inverter comes in. The solar panels will feed the DC electricity to the inverter which is usually located somewhere inside the property.

And there you have a working solar PV system. But what happens when you have additional power that your panels are creating but you are not using? What happens if you need additional power that your panels can not provide at night or during cloudy days? The answer to that is the power grid.

The Grid:

The grid is actually quite simple to understand. When it comes to solar power there are going to be times where you have more than you need or not enough. That is why most solar PV systems have access to the power grid.

The grid is very similar to standard electrical practices in which you will have a meter that is hooked up to your system. This meter will record all incoming and outgoing electricity. So whenever you need additional power your system will take that power from the grid and your electricity company will charge you accordingly.

The same goes for when you have excess power. Your system will send that power to the electric company who will then credit your account accordingly as well.

New Solar PV Systems Honolulu

Hawaii’s Solar PV Process:

There is much that goes into getting a new solar PV system in Hawaii. That is why we have helped to layout the majority of the process right here for you. Solartech and our dedicated staff want to help make the solar energy process as easy as possible for you.

No matter what your question or concerns may be, we are here to help with whatever step of the process you need help with. Here is a list of the steps that you will need to know about.

Application and Permit Process:

  1. Complete a new application and allow HECO (Hawaiian Electric Company) to review it.
  2. HECO completes a possible technical and supplemental review.
  3. An interconnection requirement study is then required.
  4. You will then need to conduct an inspection of roof structural support for your PV system from a licensed structural engineer or architect.
  5. Submit an electrical permit to DPP for review.
  6. HECO must also approve the electrical permit and then DPP (Department of Planning and Permitting) will issue the electrical permit.
  7. Then your PV system will be installed.
  8. HECO must then inspect the PV system before it can be turned on.
  9. HECO executes a NEW agreement and installs NEM (New Energy Metering) meter.

Why Choose SolarTech Industries for Your New PV System in Hawaii?

Here at SolarTech Industries, our mission is to help our planet and our people make the switch to cleaner solar solutions as easy as possible. That is why we are here for you no matter how small the question or how large the project.

If you want to learn more about what solar solutions may be right for you give us a call at (808) 784-8891 today. Your new solar PV system is just a phone call away.