Why You Should Get a Photovoltaic System Seattle
Photovoltaic systems make sense for a variety of reasons. They are independent, provide free fuel in the form of photons from the sun, and you can depend on stable energy costs for years to come. Solar panels do not create waste, and you can contribute to the renewable energy movement by providing locally produced fuel for electric vehicles. So if you’re looking for a green way to be electrically independent, consider photovoltaic system Seattle.
Photovoltaic systems creates direct current electricity from photovoltaic modules. The electricity then travels to an inverter that changes the direct current into alternating current, which then goes into your home’s electric panel. The electric meter spins the opposite way: backwards, which gives you credit with the power company for actually creating power.
Net-metering allows the utility company to measure the amount of energy that you use and subtract it from what you create. You only pay for this amount. You can even store credit if you use less energy than you produce. In Washington State, a different production meter also measures all the electricity the system produces, and you are paid for all the energy the system creates.
Here’s the “exchange rate” in Seattle: If your system produces 1000 watts of energy, or one kilowatt, you can be paid for up to 1,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The average home in Seattle uses 8,600 kWh every year.
The costs of installing a photovoltaic system can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, such as the type of system you install, how difficult the installation is, and how much energy you need to produce to meet your energy needs. You can expect to pay in the range of about $10,000 to about $35,000. The more expensive systems produce more electricity.
If your location is prone to electricity outages, you can also install back-up systems that utilize dual-purpose inverters and batteries that create electricity for as long as the battery has the capacity and for as long as solar input will allow. You can program these systems, and they can be used for everyday “self-consumption” of electricity to cut down grid dependence. Be aware that these systems incur significant extra costs. If you’re in an off-grid location, your system will also use a generator for the winter months when it is darker and maybe a wind generator.
Photovoltaic system Seattle makes sense for your home or organization. With the incentives available from the state and the possibility of not paying anything (or very little) for your electricity, installing such a solar system is a worthwhile investment.