Learn how electricity flows into and out of a house with a grid-tied solar electric system.
See a quick look at the roof hardware and roof installation of a typical residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
The standard module for Solarize Freeport 2016 is the REC Twin Peak Series module. This sophisticated module is a cost-effective solution from one of the global leaders in PV technology. REC has a strong reputation for durable products that are manufactured with strong environmental and labor standards.
The Solarize Freeport program utilizes SolarEdge inverters as the base option for its systems. In this video, Rob Taisey of Assured Solar Energy discusses the SolarEdge system.
The Solarize Freeport program utilizes SnapNRack roof hardware for sealing the roof and mounting the modules. This video shows how this system installs on an asphalt shingle roof. Additional options are available for standing seam and screw-down metal roofs.
Reducing the loads that drive your electricity bills will make your solar investment even more effective. Join us as we identify some measures that make for easy money.
Heat pumps use electricity to move heat. With recent developments in performance, mini-split heat pumps have become an efficient means for providing heat for homes in Maine. Coupled with a solar electric system, these appliances can provide heat for less than it costs to heat with oil or propane. In this video, Andy Meyer of Efficiency Maine explains the functionality of mini-split heat pumps.
Mini-split heat pumps are easy to operate and maintain. In this video, Matt Wagner of Insource Renewables explains how to maintain the filters to keep these units operating efficiently.
Lighting can contribute significantly to the total electrical load of a home or business. This article from the December/January 2015 issue of Home Power magazine explores the best application for various types of lighting.
Learn more about appliance efficiency and its effects on your monthly electricity bill. Discover the best approach to shaving kilowatt-hours off your electric bill and make your solar energy system even more effective.
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