Before you can begin on a grid-tie system, you must first contact your local power provider and make an application for a “net metering” agreement. The utility will look at your existing service and local transformer to confirm the size of solar their equipment can handle. Once you have this, you are ready to get a quote for a system, and then a permit from the local electrical safety branch before beginning the installation. Click here to view information on net metering in various areas.
If you are starting with a new project, get us involved at the beginning to assist you with doing it right the first time.
To optimize your solar system`s performance, we recommend you look at using micro-inverters. The 2 main manufacturers are: Enphase and ASP America.
There are many manufacturers of solar modules and we recommend you don’t go for the cheapest brand.
The best modules to choose are those which have a 25-year performance guarantee and a proven efficiency curve.