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Before & After: A Solar Story

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

An overhead view of a Phoenix residence before the solar installation

The first step in any Green Earth Energy project is the preliminary design. When a client reaches out to us for a quote, our specialized systems engineers take a look at your property, analyse your energy usage, and design a custom plan to fit your needs. Our goal is to help you achieve a net zero energy bill, or the closest we can to it. In this post we're taking a before and after approach to give you a glimpse of Green Earth Energy's process.

A Glimpse into our process

Let's take a birds-eye view of one of our more recent solar installations. The project design for this paradise valley home called for 74 solar modules. That's a lot of sun-power!

What do inverters and the battery system do?

In order to take full advantage of the renewable energy generated by all those modules we installed 4 PV inverters, a battery inverter and a storage system, but what exactly do all those inverters and the batter system do?

An inverter changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). You can think of the PV inverter as a translator between the solar modules and the house. The battery inverter works much the same way. When modules are producing an excess of sun-power, the battery inverter is able to tell the system when to store that energy in the battery. When more energy is needed throughout the house, like after sunset, the battery inverter can get that battery to cough up some of that storage to help power your house.

The beauty of this system is that whether you're tied to the grid, or looking to go off-grid entirely, a grid-tied battery backup system can help offset your energy bill, especially during peak hours for energy usage.

After installation this home has 74 solar modules, 4 PV inverters, 1 battery inverter, and 1 battery storage.

What does it all mean for your energy bill?

Before solar, this Paradise Valley homeowner spent over $10,000 in APS bills annually. Now? Their energy bill is net zero.

APS energy monitoring and consumption

A snapshot of the typical energy monitoring Green Earth Energy provides post-installation.

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​Interested in solar for your business or home? At Green Earth Energy, we recognize that renewable energy is a substantial investment, not one be taken lightly. We provide energy consulting and assistance with tax incentives to help you choose the best plan for your needs. Don't hesitate to reach out for your free, customized quote today.

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