A NW Wind & Solar commercial solar electric power generating system provides you with your own supplemental electrical power. NW Wind & Solar's systems work in concert with power from your electrical utility. Solar power is produced when there is sufficient sunlight falling onto your solar panel array. Electricity is converted from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) by an inverter, and the resulting flow is routed to your electric service through a special circuit allowing immediate use.
Because our installations are connected to the power grid, electricity is always available, no matter what. However, when your production exceeds your demand, power is automatically “sold back” to the utility. Commercial solar power systems are installed with both a production meter, which monitors the amount of electricity produced from your solar array, and a net meter, which enables the energy sales to go both ways.
There are a few key criteria to consider when selecting a site for a solar electric system. An unobstructed southern exposure is important for a system to reach its full generating potential. Shading should be avoided if at all possible. Depending upon the size of the system, you’ll need 100 square feet of space for every 1,000 watts (1 kW) installed. Solar power systems can be installed on building rooftops, integrated into a building’s exterior, or ground-mounted to poles or racks. NW Wind & Solar will ensure your solar installation meets legal requirements & building code regulations and that it is correctly designed to maximize production for your site and conditions.
The best way to tell is through a free, no obligation preliminary site evaluation and proposal. A NW Wind & Solar expert will come to your business, survey the site, answer your questions and prepare a proposal for the installation of a solar power system. Then the choice is up to you.
There has never been a better time to go solar.