Home Owner ecoSolutions
At ecoSolargy, our name combines the terms ecology, solar energy and technology and clearly reflects who we are—a company that offers the latest in solar solutions to deliver affordable, clean and renewable energy to businesses and homes striving to achieve economic sustainability.
ecoSolargy is American-owned and headquartered in Irvine, CA. We have evolved from being a solar (PV) manufacturer to being a comprehensive solar solutions provider to meet the expanding needs of the market.
Our passion for Turning on Solar Energy is equaled by our enthusiasm for improving the lives of people today and for generations to come. ecoSolargy is committed to a higher level of standards for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
POWER YOUR HOME WITH ECOSOLARGY
ecoSolargy residential solar systems give homeowners the ability to generate their own clean, green energy from the sun. Homeowners are significantly lowering their monthly electricity bills and worrying less about future rate hikes. And in most states, solar homeowners can sell their excess electricity back to the utility at the full retail value, further reducing their energy costs.
Today, solar is the right choice for the earth and the right choice for our homes. ecoSolargy’s ecoSolutions can fulfill the energy demands of almost any home with a unique, low-profile design to create an elegant appearance that blends beautifully with today’s residential architecture. Combined with our black-framed solar modules, our ecoSolutions set a new standard in solar aesthetics and performance. And for homeowners needing maximum energy output, ecoSolargy proudly introduces its most powerful mono-crystalline residential module, offering flexible installation for nearly any kind of roof.ecoSolargy strives to expand the use of renewable energy for a cleaner future through the deployment of reliable, affordable solar solutions to contractors, developers and building owners.
Example Solar SystemSystem Size 5 kW DC
System Cost $7.00/watt DC
Total System Cost $35,000
($1.90/watt x 4 kW AC) $7,600
Federal Tax Credit
(30% of post-rebate cost) $8,295
Final System Cost $19,105
Net System Savings $15,895
Net Savings 45%
Which solar panels should I install?
Choosing the correct panel for your residential solar system is essential for optimal system reliability and performance. ecoSolargy solar panels are guaranteed to outperform conventional panels and have been tested in extreme conditions. As a vertically integrated solar panel manufacturer, every part of an ecoSolargy solar panel is individually manufactured and assembled at our facilities to ensure exceptional quality control and product performance.
Advantages of using ecoSolargy Solar Panels for your residential system:
- Industry Leading Energy Output
- Proven Product Efficiency
- Industry Leading 25 Year Performance Warranty Guarantee
How can I reduce the cost of a Solar Installation?
- Using guidance from the Appraisal Institute of America, a typical 5 kilowatt solar system will increase the value of your home by approximately $60,000 (without increasing property taxes) and can reduce or eliminate your utility bill.
- A Solar Electric System on your roof allows you to collect 30% Federal Tax Credit and potentially a substantial rebate check from your utility provider.
- The combined IRS tax credit and solar rebate can cut the cost of your system by as much as 55%. However, rebate amounts are constantly changing and dropping. To ensure you save the most from your solar electric system “turn on solar”
Renewable energy is the wave of the future. Installing solar on your residential property will contribute to a healthier environment for generations to come. Join ecoSolargy in their commitment to building a better tomorrow by harnessing the power of today!
Home Owner Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does solar work?
How the Technology Works
Solar electricity works exactly the same as the electricity you buy from the utility company. You turn on lights, plug in lamps and power appliances the same way you do right now. In fact, if you didn't see solar modules on the roof, you'd never notice any difference—except a lower electric bill. While the science of converting sunshine into electricity is complex, the idea is pretty simple. Solar electricity is generated by a group of solar modules called an array that's installed on your roof or in your yard. When sunlight falls on the solar modules, a DC electrical current is created instantly. The DC electricity is fed into an inverter that changes it to standard AC electricity—the same kind your home already uses.
You know that meter in your yard that tracks your electricity usage? The dial spins forward as you use electricity. How long and how fast it spins ultimately determines your bill. But did you know that it can spin in either direction? Whenever your solar electric system produces more electricity than you use, the surplus is channeled back to your utility's power grid, making your electric meter spin backwards. It's called net metering,
and it means you’re earning credits on your bill. Net metering is available in nearly every state including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Net metering can allow companies to ensure a constant flow of electricity while also receiving credit for the energy its system produces. Most states do not compensate for excess electricity produced. Therefore it is important to use an ecoSolargy certified installer to help ensure your system is sized correctly. Net metering is available in nearly every state.
According to the American Solar Energy Society, the amount of sunlight hitting the earth in just one hour is enough to provide the world's energy needs for an entire year. With that much potential, why isn't everyone using solar electricity?
2. How do I know if solar will work on my home?
ecoSolargy offers more than one way to go solar. With so many options to choose from, you and your ecoSolargy certified installer will decide what's right for your home and your family. Much of the decision is based on the amount of roof space you have and which direction your home faces. South-facing roofs produce the highest annual output; however, east- and west-facing roofs can also harvest good results. It is important that your system will not be shaded by trees, buildings or other obstacles for long periods throughout the day.
3. Does solar work on cloudy days? Or when covered in snow?
Yes, solar modules produce electricity on cloudy days, it is just less electricity. If the solar modules are completely covered in snow, they will not produce electricity. As a rule of thumb, if there is enough sunlight to cast a shadow, then solar panels can produce electricity. Of course, in areas where there is abundant sunshine—like California—a smaller solar electricity system will provide as much power as a larger system located in Maine or Washington. But, solar works just about anywhere and makes a difference on your utility bills.
4. How much install a watt?
The cost of a system depends on a wide variety of factors including the type of roof, system complexity, geographic location, system size and more. The federal government and several state governments offer generous rebates for purchasers of solar systems.
Solar modules are warranted to produce energy for 25 years. Over that time period, the cost of electricity from the utility continues to increase, while the solar system produces energy for free. Additionally, a solar electric system can increase a home's value by reducing its annual operating costs.
5. Are solar modules dangerous?
All ecoSolargy modules are UL 1703 certified and hold a Fire Rating of Class C. Solar systems should be installed by a certified solar installer, which will include work done by a licensed electrician. Additionally, all systems should be inspected by a city official before being activated.
6. How long does it take to install a solar system?
It only takes 1-3 days for the average residential rooftop system to be installed. One should expect 4-9 weeks for the entire process, which includes everything from a site evaluation to the switch being turned on.
7. Is there maintenance required to keep a solar system operational?
Occasionally, a solar array should be rinsed off with a hose to clear the dust or debris that blocks sunlight and reduces efficiency. That’s about all that's required. There are no moving parts to wear out and ecoSolargy solar modules are covered under limited warranty for power output for 25 years. In fact, there are solar modules that have been installed 40 years ago that are still producing energy today.
8. There are a lot of solar products on the market, why are ecoSolargy’s products a good fit for me?
From our roots as a solar (PV) manufacturer, we have grown to become a comprehensive solar solutions provider. We serve as an all-inclusive renewable resource for planning, financing, building and maintaining solar energy power systems.
ecoSolargy has focused on being at the leading edge of solutions for the solar industry. ecoSolargy provides high quality solar power products to power homes and businesses around the world. This means you have an experienced solar partner you can trust.
ecoSolargy’s industry leadership, quality manufacturing and extensive network of certified installers make converting your home to solar power more feasible and easier than you may have imagined. Our nationwide installer network ensures that there's a solar expert close to you, ready to come to your home to determine your energy needs with a free consultation.
We are determined to provide solar to every roof and continue on the path for improvement of new standards for energy efficiency and environmental awareness.
9. How do I get electricity at night? Can my solar system store energy for use at night?
While sunlight is required for solar modules to create electricity, unless you have a battery back up system, your home will draw power from the utility grid during nighttime hours. While batteries are helpful during blackouts, this option is really only necessary for remote homes and cabins that are not connected to the utility grid.
10. How can I get an installation estimate?
Please click on the "Contact Us" link for more information or call us at 1-877-808-4213 and we will have an ecoSolargy Solar Certified Installer contact you. Our strong network of more than 200 installers and service sites throughout the U.S. ensures that there's a solar expert close to you, ready to come to your home to determine your energy needs with a free consultation. All you have to do is contact us. We'll do the rest.
11. Where can I find more information on local and federal incentives to help me afford my system?
The federal government and many state governments are supporting solar by offering incentives for homeowners to switch to solar. Homeowners may claim a federal tax rebate that is equal to 30% of their system cost. Depending on where you live, there may be additional incentives available from your state government. Your ecoSolargy certified installer can explain what savings are available to make your system even more affordable. For rebate information in your state, visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at www.dsireusa.org.
12. How does using solar electricity help the environment? Does solar help offset climate change?
Coal-fired electrical power plants are responsible for almost all sulfur dioxide emissions in the U.S. On the other hand, solar electricity produces absolutely no pollution. By using more solar electricity, fewer greenhouse gas-producing power plants need to be built. This is one major step to reducing climate change.
13. What is your warranty?
We offer a 25-year limited warranty on power output for all modules. ecoSolargy warrants material defects and workmanship for 10 years from the date of purchase. We also warrant power output for 25 years from the date of purchase. ecoSolargy has lead the industry pushing the standard solar warranty to progress and cover its products production throughout the entire 25 years.
14. What if there is a black out, will I have power?
If you have a typical residential system, then you will lose power during a black out. This is due to safety precautions. Electrical workers need to know if electricity is running through power lines when working. If they believe there isn't electricity in the lines, because of the blackout, but your system is adding electricity to the grid, this could cause safety issues.
You can still produce electricity when there is a black out if you have a battery back up system. Batteries add a significant cost of the overall system. Installing a battery back up system is not necessary unless you are in an area with severe black out issues, or intend not to connect to the utility.
15. How big of a solar system do I need?
The size of your system depends on how much electricity your household uses on a regular basis. You can figure this out by looking at the last 12 months of electric usage in kilowatt hours (kWh) on your utility bills.
The most efficient use of your money is to offset your highest rates if you pay based on a tiered rate schedule. Instead of attempting to offset 100% of your usage, you may consider offsetting a portion of your consumption. One of the main constraints for a system size is roof space. On average, 10 watts take up 1 square foot. Therefore, a 4kW system would require approximately 400 square feet of roof space.
16. Can I buy solar modules direct from ecoSolargy?
Homeowners cannot buy directly from ecoSolargy. We will refer you to a qualified ecoSolargy certified installer in your area for a complete turnkey solution. Please click on the "Contact Us" link or call ecoSolargy at 1-877-808-4213 and we will have an ecoSolargy Certified Installer contact you. A strong network of more than 200 installers and service sites throughout the U.S. ensures that there's a solar expert close to you, ready to come to your home to determine your energy needs with a free consultation.