The Solar Technology We Use
Many solar installations are built from top to bottom using components that are all made by the same manufacturer.
But at Capital Construction & Development, we prefer using best-in-class components supplied by a wide range of producers. It takes a little extra effort to ensure each part works harmoniously with the others. But this approach allows us to deliver the highest possible savings to our solar customers throughout Florida.
We can, of course, install any solar components you wish. But below is the most popular configuration we use for our photovoltaic (PV) installations.
1. Solar Panels
Your PV panels are the foundation of the entire system. They’re responsible for capturing sunshine and turning it into free electricity.
There are tons of panel manufacturers around the globe. But at Capital Construction & Development, the 2 types of panels that feature most often in our installations are:
- Mission Solar (manufactured in the United States)
- Hanwha Q Cells (made in Germany and South Korea)
To learn why we use these solar panels in Florida, click here.
2. Solar Racking
We use racking to attach solar panels to your property’s roof. Again, there are many solutions on the market. But given Florida’s salty, humid climate and annual hurricane season, the racking technology we use most often is Quick Mount PV.
To discover why, click here.
3. Solar Inverters
Solar inverters are responsible for converting the direct current (DC) electricity from your solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity for your home or business.
SolarEdge is the technology we use most often in our installations. And we’re not alone. These inverters enjoy nearly 70% market share in the residential solar sector.
To learn why, click here.
4. Electrical Panels
The electrical panel (a.k.a. breaker box) distributes the electricity entering your home – whether it’s from the power grid or from your solar panels. And there’s a good chance that you won’t have to make any upgrades to your existing electrical panel.
But if your current breaker box can’t support the additional solar electricity your system feeds into it, we can outfit your home with one that can.
We’re not partial to any single electrical panel model. And it’s best to choose one on a case-by-case basis.
To find out if your breaker box needs to be upgraded, click here.
5. Solar Storage
Thanks to Florida’s net energy metering program, most homeowners don’t need on-site batteries. But if you want to unplug from the grid completely – and never receive another utility bill again – we can add solar storage capacity while configuring the rest of your PV system.
LG Chem is one of the top battery solutions in the world. And it’s what we use most often.
To learn why, click here.
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Going solar is about freedom and independence, which is why we never try to push any technology on our clients. The above is simply the configuration we gravitate towards the most.
At Capital Construction & Development, we use a wide range of PV components made by some of the top names in the industry. This article explains why we use these specific parts.