Residential Solar installations in northern Arizona
Prometheus Solar can custom design and install an efficient solar solution tailored to your home and your needs.
For homeowners, going solar can:
- Save your money on your electricity bill
- Increase the resale value of your home
- Help you be more energy independent
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Produce clean, renewable energy
- Give you backup power in case of an emergency
Most residential solar is “grid-tied”.
Grid-tied (also called on-grid solar) solar systems work with utility power. They produce clean electricity for your home while the sun is shining and use the utility to provide power to your home at night or during cloudy weather.
Grid-tied solar is the simplest & most cost effective way to go solar.
Since these systems work in tandem with your electric power service, they eliminate the need for expensive batteries. Also, retrofitting your house for solar requires very little (if any) change to your existing electrical wiring.
Grid-tied solar is reliable & extremely durable.
A grid-tied solar electric system is a safe, quiet and low maintenance way to provide your own power while you’re home. Since your system is connected to the utility, you never have to worry about solar providing enough power for your home. If you ever use more power than the solar output, your utility seamlessly provides power. This process is automatic and you’ll never have a disruption in power or need to flip any switches.
Most grid-tied systems consist of just two major components: solar panels and a grid-tied inverter. Solar panels and inverters typically carry a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty. However, they should work well over 30 years. In that amount of time you can save tens of thousands of dollars with your own power. Download this free example of a payback period to understand how it works.
APS buyback with Net Metering being eliminated.
In 2017 the Arizona Corporate Commission voted to eliminate net metering in the State of Arizona. Now, APS buys back your power at 11.6 cents per kWh if your panels produce more power than your home uses.
Grid-tied solar can work with a backup system for power outages.
Surprisingly, most solar electric systems installed on-grid do not provide backup power during an electricity outage. Systems are required to shut down when there is an outage to ensure the safety of utility line workers. Not to worry though, if one of your reasons for going solar is to ensure you have power during a utility outage you’ll just want to make sure you invest in a system that includes backup power.