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Solar Patio Covers

Beautify your home, create an outdoor living space, increase your homes value, claim a 30% tax credit and reduce or even eliminate your electric bill with one of our affordable solar patio covers with $0 down financing !




Solar Powered Air Conditioning

Power your existing AC unit with solar energy, reduce your annual electric bill and  claim a 30% tax credit with one of our affordable solar systems with $0 down financing !



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We Specialize In High Quality, Reliable, Emergency Backup Solar Power Systems

Backup Solar Power Systems

Even If You Already Own A Grid Tie Solar System And Only Want To Add Backup Power, We've Got Your Needs Covered !

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We Specialize In High Quality, Reliable, Emergency Backup Solar Power Systems For Your Oak Hills Home Or Business.

Energy Storage Systems

Even If You Already Own A Grid Tie Solar System And Only Want To Add Backup Power, We've Got Your Needs Covered !

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Commercial Solar Installations

Solar Canopies
We can provide you with an extremely competitive quote and financing on a top names brand, high performance solar system for your commercial or industrial facility.

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Mitsubishi Solar Extreme Series

Vastly Superior Performance Than A Micro Inverter Or A String Inverter !

Mitsubishi & SolarEdge

 Supercharged Performance For A Faster Return On Your Investment

High performance solar systems.

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Solar Home Will Beat Any Nationally Advertised, In Stock Price On Our Same Installed Solar Panel System Or Your System Is Free.

Because of our direct relationship with manufacturers that produce the finest solar panels in the world, the length of time that we've been selling solar panels and our superior buying power, Solar Home systems are typically priced thousands of dollars less than the competition and include name brand, high performance components. Solar Home will beat any nationally advertised price on solar for homes and businesses and give you the service, support and quality that you deserve.

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Even though pricing for solar has dropped by more than 70% over the past 4 years, solar dealers in Alhambra, especially the solar leasing dealers are still selling and leasing their solar systems for many thousands of dollars above fair market value.



Bring us your best written quote from  SolarCity®, Vivint®, Sungevity®, SunRun®, Semper Solaris, NRG®, SunPower®, Verengo®, Lowes®, Peterson Dean, Horizon Solar, REC Solar®, American Solar Direct or Home Depot® and we'll blow that quote right out of the water.

And speaking of SolarCity®, bring us their $1,000.00 off deal that they offer from time to time and we'll show you what a real discount on a name brand solar system can mean to your bottom line.

In fact in most, if not all cases, we can save you thousands while offering you a higher performance, name brand, home solar system for a faster payback!





$50.00 PER MONTH !

And Keep The 30% Federal Tax Credit And Any
Applicable Solar Incentives For Yourself !

Available On Approved Credit*

We'll beat any nationally advertised, in stock price on our same, top of the line, grid tied solar systems or your system is free!










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U.S. Made 315 Watt Solar Panel Systems For Only

$1.45 A WATT !

We're Having A Limited Time Overstock Solar Energy Panels System Super Sale !

Alhambra grid tie solar panel kits sale.

Why not finally say goodbye to the high cost of electricity by making your own free electricity with a brand new, maintenance free, state of the art, discount solar system!

Grid Tie Solar Kit Specially Priced  Mitsubishi Electric solar energy kit.




3.150 kW

Solar panel super sale.

U.S. Made Solar Panels.

Auxin Solar Panels.

Growatt Solar Inverters.

Complete System !

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After Sales Tax And
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Only $3,516 !


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Only $1.45 A Watt


Why Are You Still Paying
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3.250 kW

NSP Solar Modules With Mitsubishi Electric Solar Cells Inside.

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SolarEdge power optimizers.

With 400 Watt Power Optimizers That Blow Micro Inverter Performance Right Out Of The Water !

Complete System !

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After Sales Tax And
30% Tax Credit

Only $4,254 !


This Is No Misprint

Only $1.70 A Watt


Get Rid Of That High Electric Bill With No Money Out Of Pocket !


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This Brand New very high performance, name brand, 3.15 kW grid tie solar electric system includes name brand, U.S. Made Auxin solar panels with a 25 year factory warranty. A complete U.S. made mounting racking system with a 15 year warranty. And a high quality, high efficiency, Growatt inverter.

With a much better -0%/+3% tolerance rating and high strength mounting racks.

Only $1.45 Per Watt

And That's Before Any Incentives !

You Can Actually Own This System For Less Than 1/3 The Cost Of Leasing It !

Hurry These System Prices Are First Come First Served !


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With Power Optimizers For Performance Monitoring For Every Pair Of Solar Panels And Shade Mitigation !

This Brand New ultra high performance, name brand, 3.25 kW grid tie solar electric system includes higher performance NEO Solar Power with Mitsubishi Electric Mono Crystalline solar cells with a 25 year linear factory warranty. A complete U.S. made mounting rack system with a 15 year warranty. 10 high performance SolarEdge 400 watt power optimizers with a 99.5% efficiency rating. And a SolarEdge state of the art 97.5% CEC, 98.3% peak efficiency inverter.

Take advantage of our limited time "SunSational offer" and we'll give you a free Permit Submission Package. Plus take advantage of our "Free in 30" offer and you'll receive your choice of  either Orion Racking or our new U.S. made Spider Rax rail-less solar mounting system.

Only $1.70 Per Watt

And That's Before Any Incentives !

You Can Actually Own This System For Less Than 1/2 The Cost Of Leasing It !

Hurry These System Prices Are First Come First Served !


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Please click here to learn about STC watts versus PTC watts as well as estimated AC wattage production.



This Grid Tie Solar Energy System Also Includes:

1. Free solar rebate application processing assistance

2. Free roof layout design assistance

3. Free lifetime technical support

4. Free single line drawing.

5. Even Includes Mounting Racks.

And with our "Free in 30" offer, with our Mitsubishi Electric systems you'll receive your choice of a free upgrade to our new high quality U.S. made SpiderRax rail-less solar mounting system.


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With Higher Efficiency, U.S. Made. Mono Crystalline, Black Framed Solar Panels For Thousands Less Than That Solar Leasing Company's Chinese Solar Panel System.





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Time Is Running Out !

You only have a limited amount of time before California's new, less favorable net metering policy takes effect.

Call us to find out how to get grandfathered under the old net metering policy before your utility company reaches its 5% net metering cap, so you can avoid paying the new fees and avoid the new TOU (Time Of Use) mandate before it's too late.





Solar Home NEVER Uses Telemarketers, Door To Door Solicitors Or High Pressure In-Home Salesmen.

Since 1997, At Solar Home, Our Ultra Low Prices, Premium Brands And Legendary Service Sells Itself.






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The solar leasing companies are still using much thicker, framed solar panels with a mono facial (single sided) glass on plastic design that originated back in the 1950's.
 Our lower cost, Hyper X2 solar systems include Gen 2 Bifacial solar panels that have a much thinner, less than a 1/4 inch thick, frameless, semi transparent design that provides bifacial power production from both the front and back surfaces of the solar panel which provides extra power production with up to a 22.6% efficiency rating.
The new Bifacial (Double Sided) solar panels that are used in our Hyper X 2 solar systems offers a better PTC to STC ratio "Real World" performance according to the California Energy Commission's performance rating listings than over 119 of SunPower's solar panel models.

While the solar leasing company's more expensive, much thicker, Gen 1 solar panels might look good on your roof today, what will your home look like at year 10 of your locked in, 20 year lease, when many of your neighbors are installing, much sleeker, Gen 2 solar panels?
You can own this advanced technology for far less than what it will cost you for a zero down solar leased system. And if you need zero down solar financing, we offer much better $0 down loans instead !





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You've Done Some Electrical Work, Maybe Some Roofing And Carpentry And You've Dreamed Of Saving Thousands Of Dollars By Installing Your Own Solar Energy Panels....

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SolarEdge's State Of The Art Design Provides For A Much Easier, Safer, Self Installation.

With SolarEdge's new, advanced SafeDC system, solar panel voltage is limited to only 1 Volt per solar panel during the installation process. So at the end of a 15 panel string for instance, the installer is only dealing with a safe 15 volt level when connecting to the inverter.

We offer free technical support during the entire solar kit installation process and can provide you with free system design, free single line drawings, free electrical schematics, free roof or ground mount layout design assistance and can help you fill out your rebate and connection agreement documents at no charge. Or we can refer you to an experienced local contractor that can perform the entire installation for you.

Save thousands by installing the bulk of your solar system yourself and hire an electrician only to perform your final hookup to the grid.

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During the day the sonnenBatterie optimizes the use of self-generated solar power, saving money on household electric bills and can provide emergency backup power during power outages.


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7 Cents Per kWh Solar

7 Cents Per kWh !

Are You Tired Of Paying The Utility Company's Or The Solar Leasing Companies Increasing Rates ?

How About A Much Lower Cost Per Kilowatt Hour ?*


Cash Purchase Contractor Installed.

7 Cents Per Kilowatt Hour Fixed Rate.

Cash Purchase DIY Installation.

Less Than As 5 Cents Per Kilowatt Hour Fixed Rate.

Leasing Company $0 Down Lease Or Balloon Payment Loan.

13 To 16 Cents Per Kilowatt Hour.

Utility Company Rates.

15 To 31 Cents Per Kilowatt Hour.
May Be Even Higher Due To The Potential For Annual Rate Increases.


The Above Per Kilowatt Hour Cost Estimates Are Based On One Of Our Average Sized 5.1 kW Or Larger Name Brand Ecostar Systems.







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A Widespread Pricing Coverup!


Ever wonder why the solar leasing companies never post their pricing on their websites? The answer to that question is simple. If you knew how overpriced their system are, you would never consider inviting one of their salespeople into your home to provide you with a quote.

The leasing companies might post their interest rates, but what good is a low interest rate if you're paying nearly twice the price that you would pay if you purchased the same system from a fair market priced solar dealer?

Unfortunately for consumers across the country, low interest rate solar leasing company loans, power purchase agreements and solar leases are three of the most expensive ways to have solar on your roof. Up to three times the cost of a purchased system from a local or regional dealer using the same name high quality, reliable equipment..

The low interest rate loans offered by the solar leasing companies may appear enticing at first glance but these low interest rate programs are very expensive for the leasing companies and in the end for the system purchaser. They are known as "buy down loans" and can cost the leasing company thousands of dollars in fees which are simply padded into the price of the system.

While many fair market priced solar dealers are installing systems for less that $2.70 per Watt, the solar lease companies that are selling low interest rate loan programs are pricing their systems between $4.50 to well over $5.00 per Watt, completely wiping out any savings that a low interest rate loan might yield.

To put this into perspective, a typical 5 kW grid tied solar system from a fair market priced solar dealer would cost you less than $13,500 before incentives while the same 5 kW grid tie solar system from a solar leasing company will cost you up to $30,000 before the same incentives!

Imagine what would happen if your utility company decides to, or is ever mandated to add fees or decrease their net metering compensation like what just happened in Nevada. On a lease with annual payment increases, you could end up being forced to pay more for your electricity than if you never had signed that air tight, escalating solar lease contract in the first place.

You'll typically pay so much more to purchase or rent a system from a solar leasing company than a purchase from a local or regional non-leasing dealer, that's it's actually you who will be over-paying to maintain, monitor and insure the leasing company's equipment.

You'll probably have problems selling your home with a solar lease or power purchase agreement attached to it. What home buyer will want to assume your remaining lease payments on a used, outdated solar system when they can own a brand new system with the latest technology and keep the 30% federal tax credit for thousands less.

Don't believe it ? Well then simply type the keywords "solar lease scaring buyers" into Google and you can read many accounts of homeowners and real estate professionals reporting difficulty when trying to sell a home with a 20 year solar lease or PPA attached to it.

Solar leases and power purchase agreements will typically only save you about 10% to 15% on your electric bill after you factor in the monthly lease/PPA payment.

You'll have to forfeit the 30% federal tax credit and any applicable cash rebate to the leasing company and you won't get tax deductible interest on your lease payments. By purchasing your system with a $0 down FHA solar loan or PACE financing instead, you may qualify for tax deductible interest. Solar leasing company loans, leases and power purchase agreements don't offer tax deductible interest.

Not only are you forfeiting the lucrative 30% federal tax credit worth thousands of dollars but to make matters worse, most if not all $0 down solar leases include an annual payment escalator that will increase your monthly payment by up to 2.9% per year, every year for 20 years. A lease payment that may start at $80 per month can run into the hundreds of dollars toward the end of a lease contract.

And after making 20 years worth of leasing payments, you won't even own the system. It will still belong to the leasing company. If you want to own their system after making all those payment, then you'll have to buy it from the leasing company at the end of your lease at fair market value.

Add up all of the disadvantages that a Solar Lease or Power Purchase Agreement offer as well as the much higher pricing of a solar leasing company solar loan and you'll find that none of these forms of financing makes much sense in today's much lower priced solar market.


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Most Leased, Grid Tie Solar Systems Are Designed To Automatically Turn Themselves Off During A Power Outage. Day Or Night.

Power Outage Solar Panels Off Switch

In the event of a power failure, nearly all of the grid tie solar power systems in use today, especially leased solar systems are engineered by law to turn themselves off, leaving you and your family without electricity. 

You may have paid for all of those solar panels that are mounted on the roof of your home but you won't have any power to even charge your cell phone until your electric company restores its power.

Wouldn't it make far more sense to install a grid tie, battery backup, solar system for your home that will reduce your electric bill and provide you with backup power during an outage?






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Thinking About A Solar Lease ?

Better Think Again!


Purchase a solar system

A leased Solar System

A Purchased Solar System

Typical cost for an installed 4.75kW, $0 down, 20 year leased system after 20 years worth of $117 per month lease payments:


That's Nearly 3 Times The Cost Of A Purchase!

Typical cost from us, for an installed 4.75kW purchased system after applying the 30% federal tax credit:


Leased solar panels are typically made in China or some other foreign country.

These all black solar panels are made in the U.S.A.

 American Made Solar Panels

In the future, despite improvements in performance and esthetics, you don't own the solar system, so you can't sell the system or upgrade. You'll be stuck with the same aging solar panels on your roof for the 20 year term of your solar lease.

Since you own your system with a purchase, you can sell your system at any time and use the money to upgrade to the latest solar panel technology.

You're paying so much more for your leased system when compared to a purchase that it's actually you who will be over-paying for your own repairs, monitoring and insurance.

You'll save so much more money by purchasing your solar system and keeping the 30% federal tax credit, that even after typical repairs, monitoring and insurance costs, you'll still come out tens of thousands of dollars ahead over the life of your purchased solar system.

Check that leasing quote to see if that leasing company even bothers to mention the brand and model of the solar panels, inverter and mounting system that you're going to be paying for over the next 20 years?

You'll know exactly what your getting when you purchase one of our U.S. made solar panel based, higher performance systems, right down to the last specification. We don't try to hide the details. We're proud of the products that we offer!

Many leased solar panels offer a poorer temperature coefficient rating resulting in a -0.44% loss of power for every degree above 25 degrees C.

Our higher performance U.S. made Stion solar panels offer an industry leading -0.26% temperature coefficient rating for higher energy production in warm/hot climates.

Many leased solar systems include solar panels with standard PTC to STC ratios which according to the California Energy Commission, is an indicator of real world performance. A PTC to STC ratio of .890% to .905% is common for leased solar panels.

The higher performance, U.S. made Stion solar panels in these purchased solar systems offer a very high 92.92% PTC to STC ratio for better real world performance.

Imagine trying to sell your home in the future with 9 year old solar panels on your roof while trying to convince your homebuyer to assume the 11 remaining years on your solar lease. In addition, why would someone want to buy your home and assume your remaining payments on a used solar system, when they can buy a brand new solar system for less, and keep the 30% federal tax credit ?

Good luck!

Again, since you own your system with a purchase, you can sell your system at any time and use the money to upgrade to the latest solar panel technology if you wish. Plus, since you own the system, there won't be any payments for your homebuyer to assume.




The choice is clear. In most cases, if you want to rent a poorer performing solar system for the next 20 years, while giving away your 30% federal tax credit and any available cash rebate, and paying over 2 times more than what you would have paid had you purchased your solar system instead, then you should lease.

On the other hand, if that simply doesn't sound appealing to you, then do yourself a huge financial favor and purchase your solar system for a far better return on your investment.






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Solar Panel Financing


If That Solar Leasing Company Wants To Charge You More Than $2.30 Per Watt After Incentives For A Standard Roof Mounted 4.75 kW System, Tell Them To Take A Hike !

4.75 kW System Solar Lease

4.75 kW System Solar Purchase


Your Typical Final Cost On A $0 Down Solar Lease After 20 Years Worth Of $117.00 Per Month Lease Payments At The Solar Lease Company's Much Higher Pricing.

Your Cost $28,080

And That's Without Considering The Annual Payment Escalator Of Up To 2.9% Per Year For 20 Years.

In Addition, The Leasing/PPA Company Is Going To Take The 30% Federal Tax Credit, Typically Worth Over $7,500, At Their Much High Pricing And They'll Take Any Applicable Cash Rebate!


Your Typical Final Cost After A Typical $1.30 Per Watt Installation Fee, Minus The 30% Federal Tax Credit.

Your Cost $9,193

And The Best Part Is That You'll Own The System For A Much Better Return On Investment.





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We Have Hundreds Of Customers In Every State !

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We Challenge You To Find A Better Solar Energy System Price Anywhere !

Higher Efficiency Than Enphase® Micro Inverters !

(The inverters that are used in this SolarEdge systems are the current record holder for the highest 240 volt single phase CEC weighted efficiency for any inverter system with built in individual solar panel shade mitigation and web based performance monitoring.)

Higher Power Capacity Per Module Than Enphase® Micro Inverters !

Individual Solar Module Monitoring Over Quieter DC Lines Rather Than The Electrically Noisy AC Lines Used By Enphase® Micro Inverters !

Offers Shade Protection With A Lower Cutoff Voltage Than Enphase® Micro Inverters !

A Lower Price Per Watt For The Same Power Capacity Than Enphase® Micro Inverters ! 

Solar Panels With A PTC Rating That's In The Top 2% On The California Energy Commission's Website !

Stronger Name Brand Mounting Systems !

SolarEdge, Winner Of The Prestigious 2012 Intersolar Innovation Award

Intersolar Innovation Award SolarEdge

This System Also Includes:

1. Free solar rebate application processing assistance

2. Free roof layout design assistance

3. Free lifetime technical support

4. Free single line drawings.


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Since 1997, the creators of Solar Home have helped thousands of utility customers throughout the United States and Canada to dramatically reduce or even eliminate their electric bills by taking advantage of the generous cash rebates and solar tax credits which are available for the installation of home solar panels and commercial solar panels.

 We've literally slashed prices to the bone on all of our name brand, high performance top of the line solar systems.

Solar Home encourages you to shop at every source imaginable so that you will have an appreciation for the high level of quality and the incredibly low pricing that you will find on our website. 

  You may find cheap, high risk for no warranty support, solar power systems that use non name brand solar panels for your home that are made by tiny overseas manufacturers at the pricing that we offer, but we guarantee that you will not find a lower nationally advertised, in stock price on our same top of the line, big name brand solar systems or your system is free.

Give Solar Home a call, we are here to provide you with fact based answers that are supported by the manufacturers specification sheets, government endorsed independent photovoltaic lab test results and our 15 solid years of experience exclusively in the solar industry.

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Our Home Solar Power Kits Have Been Installed Throughout The Entire U.S.

Solar Home is your source for solar powe

Solar Home founder Mr. Ray Boggs with Mr. Chevy Chase and his wife at a recent Environmental Awards Dinner.

Join the thousands who have said goodbye to high electric bills and have made a commitment to saving our precious environment.


The Southern California Solar Energy Expo Hosted By The Creators Of Grid Tie Solar

If you missed our last show, you missed a lot. Held at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. On hand was the California Energy Commission presenting information on the California Solar Panel Initiative, Home Power Magazine, Xantrex Technology, BP Solar, Outback Power, Southwest Wind Power, Outback Power, Dankoff Solar, Energy Outfitters, Unirac and SMA America just to name a few.

The Creators of Solar Home would like to thank all of the vendors for helping to make our last Expo a huge success. 

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The Largest Selection Of High Performance Malibu Beach Solar Power And Off Grid Solar Panel Kits On The Planet

We're Proud Distributors Of The Following High Performance, Name Brand Products:

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Solar Home specializes in solar power kits for home and commercial use. We offer wholesale solar prices to both homeowners as and solar contractors nationwide. Solar Home has offered solar energy for sale since 1997 and although our solar panel packages price is unbeatable, we do not offer cheap solar panels for sale. We offer only the best solar panels for home use with top name brands that you'll immediately recognize.

Solar Home is packed with solar power products and residential solar info that will save you thousands when compared to other solar panel suppliers. Wholesale solar prices is just the beginning of the solar home experience. Our Mitsubishi Electric PV panels have been installed on thousands of solar power homes and businesses. Since 1997 our home solar power kits have been installed in every state in the U.S. We're experts at designing and selling solar system products that last.

You can also buy solar panels wholesale from solar home. We are your home solar panel source selling high efficiency mono crystalline and poly crystalline solar power panels. You can buy solar panels online from the hundreds of dealer dealers that have cropped up over that last couple of years but buying solar solar panels that will still have a warranty in the next 3 to 5 years, now that's a different story.

From Raw Silicon To Solar Cells To Solar Panels.

Solar cells are solid state devices that are used in solar panels for the purpose of converting light energy (photons) into electricity (electrons) through a process known as the photovoltaic effect. The term "photovoltaic" is a Greek derivative coming from the terms (phōs) for light and "voltaic" for electricity. This first cell used Selenium and had an efficiency of about 1%. In 1954 while experimenting with semiconductors, Bell Laboratories introduced the first practical silicon solar cell which was doped with specific impurities that began the evolution of what would become today's much higher efficiency technology.

Solar panels that utilized these early solar PV cells had an efficiency rating of about 6% which was first demonstrated in April of 1954. Today solar panels have dropped dramatically in cost and have efficiencies ranging from about 6% for thin film solar panels up to 18% for front contact mono and poly crystalline technology. Modern panels are used in home solar power applications and Commercial Solar applications as well as off grid solar power and RV solar power uses. Panels systems are even used to provide emergency power and for Solar powered air conditioning systems in homes and businesses.

Mono Crystalline (Single crystal) Silicon Solar Panels

Mono crystalline or single crystalline cells are produced primarily by the Czochralski (Cz) process. The large diameter single crystal silicon ingots that are created from this process are cut into thin wafers using thin wire saws. Conductive energy collection grids are silk screened onto the surface of these wafers and a functional solar cell is produced. Solar panels for your home that utilize single crystalline cells offer among the highest efficiencies available on today's market.

Poly Crystalline (Multi crystal) Silicon Solar Panels

Cells that are created from polycrystalline or (multi crystalline) technology are cut from a silicon boule that has been casted from molten silicon and allowed to cool. The multi crystalline cell is grown from this silicon material forms multifaceted crystals that grows in different directions. Conventional multi crystalline solar cells typically offer a slightly lower efficiency.

Ribbon Silicon Solar Panels

A process which cost less than traditional manufacturing techniques is known as "Ribbon Growth". Silicon is formed directly into thin wafers which avoid the expensive process of sawing silicon from a solid silicon boule. One such method is known as "Edge defined film fed growth" starts with two crystal seeds. A thin layer of silicon is formed as the seeds are pulled from a molten vat of silicon which produces a continuous ribbon of silicon. Solar panels that that use this technology are effective at saving material but the quality of the material produced is not as high as the Czochralski (Cz) process. Cell efficiency may also be reduced. The one company that sold tens of thousands of solar modules in the U.S. that used ribbon silicon technology is now bankrupt which has left the homeowners that purchased these modules without a manufacturer's warranty. Solar home never sold ribbon silicon technologies. 

UMG Technology (Upgraded Metallurgical Grade Silicon)

In an effort to save on materials and processing cost. A few manufacturers have turned to less pure silicon to manufacture solar cells that are used in their solar panels. Unlike the nine 9s (99.9999999%) or even the eleven 9s (99.999999999) of purity that is the result of the conventional Siemens process, solar modules that are manufactured using UMG are of less purity which can have an effect on efficiency. Several Canadian based solar companies have introduced these lower cost, lower efficiency based products into the European and U.S. markets. Again Solar Home never has and never will sell UMG solar technology to its customers.

CdTe Solar Technology (Cadmium Telluride)

Like their crystalline silicon thin film cousins, Cadmium Telluride CdTe solar suffers from the same stigma of lower efficiency. The primary difference between both crystalline silicon and Amorphous silicon when compared to CdTe is that CdTe does not utilize silicon in its design.

Instead CdTe solar panels use a compound which is formed by a combination of Cadmium and Tellurium blended with Zinc. Another difference between CdTe and more traditional solar module technologies is that Cadmium one of the substances used to form the compound CdTe is an extremely toxic material with known cancer causing effects which raises concerns among health officials.

Cadmium telluride is toxic, but only if it is ingested or its dust is inhaled. There is also concern if it is handled improperly for example, without the use of appropriate gloves and other safety precautions. Although CdTe modules have been touted as being safe especially once encapsulated in a module, environmental concerns remain if these solar panels are not be disposed of or recycled properly should they become broken, defective, or decommissioned at the end of their life cycle. Due its potential for toxicity Solar Home will not sell solar panels that contain Cadmium Telluride.

Amorphous Silicon Solar (Thin Film Solar Panels)

Unlike crystalline silicon whose atoms are arranged in a very orderly fashion, the atoms in amorphous or thin film solar panels are not arranged in any specific pattern and in fact contain many structural and bonding defects. Amorphous solar panels are made by utilizing a vapor deposition process not unlike spraying the silicon which deposits a microscopic thin layer of doped silicon onto a glass substrate. Although thin film is less costly to manufacture than mono or poly crystalline technology they do suffer from several drawbacks, among them are a much lower efficiency. While mono and poly crystalline solar technologies typically produce power in the 12 to 15 percent efficiency range, thin film technology's efficiency range from 6 to 9 percent. Another drawback with Amorphous technology is an anomaly know as the Staebler-Wronski effect whereby the conversion efficiency of Amorphous solar panels has the tendency to degrade causing a drop in output of up to 20% when it is first exposed to sunlight. Due to it low efficiency Solar Home does not offer Amorphous Silicon solar panels.

With exception to AC solar panels that incorporate micro inverters and a solar module into a single unit, solar panels produce DC current. This is the same type of non varying current that comes from a flashlight or car battery. The voltage and current from a solar panel that produces DC power is constant in nature, varying only as the intensity of light that strikes the panel varies. Compare this to the AC current or alternating current that is produced by a battery based or grid tie only DC to AC inverter.

 When used in an off grid application, the solar energy that is produced by solar panels is first stored in batteries which is then fed to an inverter for conversion into AC current. This AC power can be used while the solar panels are producing power during daylight hours or can be used during nighttime hours from the DC energy that is stored in the batteries.

Inverters convert the DC current that is produced by solar panels into a sine wave current that is compatible with the utility grid. Grid tie only inverters do not store energy. A grid tie only inverter converts the DC power that is instantaneously produced by the solar panels during daytime hours and changes (inverts) this solar energy into AC power that is fed to the grid by synchronizing the inverter's AC waveform to the grid's waveform resulting in a reduction or elimination of the grid tie solar system owner's electric bill.

A third type of solar system is known as a grid tie battery back solar system has the ability to synchronize with and feed power to the grid during normal conditions but also has the ability through the use of a transfer switch and batteries to disconnect from the grid during a power outage as required by law and then automatically connect to a separate subpanel that has been installed at the system owner's home and tap into the battery pack to supply the home with electricity during both daytime and nighttime hours.

Grid-tied or grid-interconnected inverters come in many different varieties including conventional string inverters, inverters that use power optimizers for individual solar panel performance boosting and monitoring and shade mitigation and in recent years, micro inverters (a single inverter for each solar panel). Micro inverter have become popular but this older configuration is rapidly losing favor to the much higher performance power optimizer offerings. Solar Home does offer micro inverters but highly recommends against their use when compared to solar power optimizers.  

Solar panels are available from many different manufacturers but extreme care must be taken in today's economy if you are after solar panels that will have an enforceable warranty 25 years from now. Over the past two years, dozens of solar manufacturers like Solyndra, Abound Solar, Evergreen Solar, Energy Conversion Devices and Konarka Technologies have filed for bankruptcy. Others like Schott Solar have simply left the U.S. market. First Solar® and SunPower® both have cut production or suspended plans to build more factories. And according to Kyoda News, even Sharp® Solar will soon be leaving the U.S. solar market.

It has been estimated that more than 180 solar panel makers will likely disappear, going out of business by 2015. For this reason Solar Home only sells top name brand solar panels that are made by manufacturers that have demonstrated the commitment and financial strength to support their 25 year warranties.  



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*This 7 cents per kWh cost estimate is based on a standard concrete tile or composition shingle roof mount installation using one of our $1.35 per watt Freedom series grid tie solar systems installed at a cost of $1.30 per watt or less with no barriers to installation that would add additional costs to the installation and are after the 30% federal tax credit has been applied to your system cost**  The 7 cents per kWh estimate mentioned above may be as low as 5 cents per kWh should you decide to perform a DIY installation. These calculations do take into consideration your estimated cost to replace two inverters at year 11 to 13 and year 22 to 24 and your estimated cost for labor to possibly replace no more than four failed solar modules and are calculated over the the 30 year life expectancy of this system. This kWh costs for energy estimate is based on a cash purchase and does not consider the cost of financing should you decide to borrow the money to purchase your system and does not consider any possible return on investment if you had decided to invest your money elsewhere. This kWh costs for energy estimate is dependent on a 100% net metering compensation policy with no additional utility company net metering fees or time of use mandates. Your kilowatt hour costs may vary if your site does not meet these requirements. The 7 cents per kWh estimate mentioned above is dependent upon an installation labor rate of no than $1.30 per watt and is also dependent upon at least 5 hours of average peak sunshine per day.

Solar system performance is based on many factors. One such factor which may negatively impact your solar system's performance is the availability of peak sunshine. Peak sunshine is defined as sunshine which is available during clear sky conditions between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM. The 5 hour peak sunshine energy production examples depicted on this website are meant for estimation purposes only and may not be applicable to your specific installation, and are typical only for certain areas of Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Your site's number of peak sunshine hours and your solar system's performance will vary depending on factors such as, geographic location, the angle at which your solar panels are tilted, time of year, degree of annual cloud cover, pollutants in the air, dirt and guano (bird droppings) build up on the solar modules, time of day, solar module age and condition, the quality of your installation, obstacles to sunlight such as trees and buildings, and the direction (azimuth) that the solar modules are pointed at. Your results may vary. Please read our sales policy for more information. These factors are beyond the control of Solar Home, Inc. and thus Solar Home , Inc. makes no representation as to how your system will perform in your specific installation. This 7 cents per kilowatt offer is dependent on the availability of a net metering policy that compensates solar users at a full retail cost of electricity rate. This 7 cents per kilowatt offer is null and void should your state, municipality or utility company change their existing net metering rules in the future so that they include net metering fees or compensates solar users at less than a full retail rate. This 7 cents per kilowatt offer is available for a limited time and is dependent upon the the availability of a contractor that charges no more than $1.30 per watt that serves your area that can complete your installation and obtain all necessary permits that will be needed to qualify for the 30% Federal tax credit before it expires on December 31st 2016. Please be aware that as we approach this deadline, the demand for installation contractors is expected to increase dramatically, so this offer may end at any time, without notice. Time is of the essence.

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