We provide clean, green, solar energy solutions. The benefits of renewable energy are many from generating energy that does not product greenhouse gas, to saving money, and reducing our dependence on imported fuel. At ARM Energy Solutions you can expect expert advice from a contractor that cares. We’ll show you how to start saving with Solar Energy, Battery Back-up and Power Generators that will add value and provide peace of mind to any homeowner.
Why Choose Solar? There are many reasons to choose solar, the 2 most popular reasons are to save money and reduce the environmental impact. No greenhouse gas emissions are released into the atmosphere when you use solar panels to create electricity. And because the sun provides more energy than we'll ever need, electricity from solar power is a very important energy source in the move to clean energy production.
What can solar do? Solar PV will help offset your utility costs. The bigger the load you have (the more electricity you use) combined with the size of system will determine how much of your electricity bill will be covered by on-site generation. If you have electric heating along with cooling, electric hot water heating, and other electric end uses, you have the potential to see a large utility bill decrease. If you have natural gas or propane, you will still see a savings but it will not be as high as an all electric home.
How Does Solar Work? Solar panels convert energy from the sun into usable electricity to power your home or business. A solar photovoltaic system is comprised of cells, which are part of a module, which are joined together into a panel. Multiple panels are joined together into arrays, with one or more inverters. These inverters are responsible for converting the incoming DC power into AC power that is usable inside the building. Solar systems are rated in kWdc, that is kilowatts of DC power. A 4.8 kWdc system will provide 608 kWh of power per month. An average home will use roughly 30 kWh per day, depending on end uses.
What System Is Right For Me? You have options! When you work with ARM Energy Solutions, you can expect that we’ll go over all your options so we can match your home to the right solution. We work with multiple solar panel and inverter manufacturers to ensure access to the best products for your needs. We’ll provide a custom solution that is perfect for your home. The type of system you choose will be based on how much space you have available for panels, how big of a load your system needs to provide, and your budget. There are less expensive panels that take up more roof space to provide the same amount of power as more expensive and smaller panels. ARM Energy Solutions has a variety of options for every situation and budget. Whether you’re interested in solar energy, battery back-up or power generators, we can help.
Solar PV in new construction - The 2019 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards went into effect on January 1, 2020. With this triennial update, solar PV became part of every new home design, either by the installation of a system or application of very limited exceptions. Nearly every new home will have a minimum solar PV system installed. Solar installation is no longer a credit, but is part of the standard design. ARM can help you develop a custom plan to ensure you are getting the most cost-effective system for your home. We work with general contractors on major developments as well as individual homeowners and builders. Our team understands how the Energy Code impacts every part of your job, and we have years of experience making sure our part of the project goes according to plan.
Solar PV for existing homes - Solar PV panels are commonly installed on existing homes to help offset the rising costs of electricity. Even in Sonoma County with clean power options, the cleanest power your home can use is the power you generate yourself. The payback period on solar PV can be as little as 5-10 years depending on the amount of electricity you use every day for your heat pumps for heating, cooling, and water heating, as well as your electric vehicles or other high end uses. Whether your goal is to save money on your utility costs, decrease your reliance on the utility company, or do your part to offset greenhouses gasses and carbon production, a solar PV system is the best way to reach your goals.
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What are the limitations of solar? On its own, solar PV will not provide you power in the event of a power outage. Solar PV systems are designed to work in a “give and take” with the power grid. When the grid is turned off, either in a planned or unplanned outage, your solar PV system will also shut off. To keep the lights on and the fridge running, you need to consider a battery or generator backup system.
A Complete Energy Solution For Your Home and Business. ARM Energy Solution provides a complete energy solution including Solar, Battery Back Up, Power Generators and Ductless Heat Pumps for your home heating and cooling.
What is the right solution for my home? A battery or generator system can be used independently of a solar PV system, however, it ideally the system work together to provide you with clean and reliable power, even during extended outages. A solar PV system will provide reduced cost (or nearly free) power when the grid is functioning. A battery storage solution will provide power when the solar PV system is not producing, or when the grid is not functioning. A battery storage solution does have limitations. System sizes range from 5 kWh to over 17 kWh, but even the largest battery storage solution might not keep up with an extended outage. Once the battery is depleted, it will not charge again with JUST your solar PV system without the aid of the grid. To have full peace of mind, extended outage protection, as well as consistent operation even without occupant interaction, you need to add a generator to your solar PV and battery storage solution.
What other reasons should you consider when going solar? Here are several compelling reasons.
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