How much does solar Cost?
How do solar panels generate electricity?
How do I get power at night when there is no sun?
How does net metering work here in Maryland?
What size PV system do I need to power my home?
How long do solar panels last?
Who gets the tax credits?
There are also Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) in Maryland that can be sold to help offset the cost of solar. Some solar installation companies ask you to sign over the rights to these credits, but we recommend you keep them for yourself, as they have value
What are SRECs?
Will installing solar damage my roof?
Is maintenance required for PV systems?
What is the difference between a string inverter and a microinverter?
A string inverter is mounted on the side of the home. Electricity travels from the panels to the inverter and is then converted from DC to AC all at once. One string inverter can convert the electricity for a large grouping of panels and therefore can significantly decrease overall system cost. The downside is that a traditional string inverter causes all of the panels to work only as strong as their weakest link. If one panel is not functioning or is shaded, all panels will produce at that level.
A string inverter with power optimizers is like a hybrid of the two. Each panel has a power optimizer so that the panels produce and report independently, much like the microinverters, but is still converted by one central inverter to keep the costs lower.
Each option exists because they all have situations where they are the best option. Working with a company that can offer every option and advise you based on their expertise ensures you get the right system for your home.