the future is bright,
the future is sunshine
Roof mounted solar panel systems can be installed on most roof styles and materials, specifically configured for maximum coverage and alignment with the sun. Photovoltaic cell technology naturally converts sun light energy into electricity at the atomic level by the photovoltaic effect, collecting energy from the full spectrum of visible light within the “direct beam” and “diffuse light” – ultraviolet rays will provide energy even on cloudy or overcast days.
Roof mounts are extremely reliable, efficient, and low-maintenance, with a typical lifetime of at least 30 years. Solar panels may be mounted using a fixed rack or a tracker, depending on the location of the property and alignment with the sun; fixed racks hold panels stationary, either flush-mounted or tilted for exposure, while trackers tilt panels as needed in the direction of the sun for maximum exposure. Panels and mounts are designed to withstand environmental conditions including heat, cold, wind, rain, hail, and snow.
Panels are mounted 3-4” above the roof, additionally extending its life and shading it, often lowering AC costs. Installed panels may be either flat plate collectors or concentrating collectors, depending on the volume of energy to be produced. A mounting site of at least 2,500 square feet can typically host a 30 kilowatt (kW) solar power system that will generate approximately $6,000 of solar energy each year.
If you are considering a roof mounted system, Kirchoff Green Energy will conduct a Solar Energy Audit, inspecting and analyzing your property’s size and current energy consumption. Based on this analysis, we can then provide an estimate of savings that can be generated by utilizing a roof mounted solar energy system and recommend a design or configuration best suited for your needs.
There are a number of State and Federal tax benefits, including deductions, grants, loans, and credits, available for commercial clients considering installation of a solar energy system.