The overwhelming majority of scientists have concluded the burning of fossil fuels is a major contributor to climate change in the form of global warming. A hotly debated issue only a few years ago, the evidence has convinced all but the most stubborn citizens that, to maintain the present standard of living for this and future generations, an alternate source of energy must be developed and become widely available.
The most promising alternate energy source by far is solar. Great strides have been made in the efficiency and availability of solar systems within the past decade. Once limited in practicality because electricity is only produced during daylight hours, and even then by how clear the skies are, the development of battery backup systems has made solar possible for around-the-clock usage.
While the initial cost to install a Solar Photovoltaic System in Maui may be expensive, tax credits are available from both federal and state governments to offset out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, some utilities offer incentives as well. The best way to explore available credits and incentives is to visit an installer.
Sizing a system for home or business is not difficult for a professional company. Average usage can be obtained from any utility, with peak usages and times factored in, and a system designed that will ensure a continued supply of power. Some systems can be wired into the existing power grid and can purchase electricity for those times when demand outstrips supply. Often, excess power can be sold or credited to the utility as well.
Whatever the size of the eventual system purchased, the installation must be performed by qualified personnel. NABCEP is the certifying agency for installation, and insurance companies, utilities, and local government inspectors are familiar with the requirements. Any Solar Photovoltaic System in Maui must be NABCEP certified.
There are many companies that offer solar services and installations. A prospective customer should closely investigate the certifications, warranties, and reputations of each. Lists such as Angie’s List, the nationwide user-managed referral organization, are available in most cities. For solar services in Hawaii, one of the longest operating solar installers is Sonshine Solar. Details of their offerings and services can be found at SonshineSolarMaui.com.
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