Momentum Solar Expands Renewable Energy Services into the Sunshine State

Momentum Solar, (http://momentumsolar.com), one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and a top solar contractor in North America, recently expanded their installation services to Southern Florida. Momentum’s team is currently focused on educating homeowners on the benefits of cleaner energy adoption in the Orlando area before further serving residents throughout the rest of the state.

The Sunshine State is a relatively untapped territory for rooftop solar in comparison to other states, ranking 12th in the nation for watts installed even though it ranks third for its potential to be a leader in the industry. Averaging around 70% of sunshine throughout the year, Florida is an optimal location for solar power systems to receive the maximum possible offset of electricity generated by fossil fuels.

“We’ve been paying close attention to Florida recently and made the decision to expand our services there,” said Chief Revenue Officer, Alex Sheikh. “Momentum is always looking for opportunities to further educate homeowners on the benefits of solar energy. Electricity rates are continuing to rise, and solar offers consumers the option of cleaner, price-protected power.”

Electricity prices in Florida have increased over 25% since 2001, and will continue to rise according to historical data and multiple reports. This topic has been a cause for concern in local state news, with articles citing multi-year increases from at least three major energy providers in the state. Solar will not only help slow climate change in a high-risk area of the country, but it will alleviate some of the financial burdens that homeowners will incur with rate hikes.

“We’re offering financing options to homeowners who want to purchase a system for their home,” Sheikh said. “With this option, qualified Florida residents can install solar panels with no upfront costs and enjoy the other financial perks that come with going solar. It’s a win-win.”

By purchasing a system, homeowners can take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit available. Following installation and after their first billing cycle, Momentum customers will also be able to generate extra income with their solar power. They’re realizing savings while doing their part in helping the environment that will make a positive impact today and for future generations.

Momentum Solar also offers cleaner, affordable solar electricity to qualified homeowners and business owners in New Jersey, New York, and California, with additional states earmarked for expansion later this year and into 2018.

About Momentum Solar
Momentum Solar, founded in 2009, is a top solar contractor and Inc. 500 fastest-growing private company that employs over 600 people nationwide. The company is committed to making solar panels affordable, providing savings for their clients, and helping the environment. Their team of in-house professionals has an extensive wealth of knowledge in designing customized solar power systems for both residential and commercial properties. Momentum Solar manages the entire customer life cycle from the sale to design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of the system to make the process simple for homeowners and business owners.

Originally published on PR WEB.

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How Solar Actually Works

How Solar Actually Works

“Solar energy—power from the sun—is a vast, inexhaustible, and clean resource”

You’ve probably started noticing more and more homes with solar panels on the roof. You may have even heard your friends, family and neighbors talk about their experience going solar. If they haven’t, chances are they know someone who has.

According to the 2017 report from the International Energy Agency, solar has become the world’s fastest-growing source of power – marking the first time that solar energy’s growth has surpassed that of all other fuels. In the coming years, we will all be enjoying the benefits of solar-generated electricity in one way or another.

What do you usually hear?

Probably the standard benefits: No money out of pocket, free installation, 24/7 maintenance and monitoring, and a lower electric bill. And of course, it’s widely known that solar energy is better for the environment than coal or natural gas.

So what about the science behind solar and how it actually works? Don’t worry, we have that covered for you.

There are five basic steps to how your home is powered by solar energy once the system is activated:

  • Solar Panels: When sunlight hits your solar panels, it converts the sun’s energy into what’s called Direct Current (DC) electricity and then sent to an inverter. Momentum Solar always uses the most efficient and high-quality solar panel technology.
  • Power Inverter: Power inverters convert the Direct Current (DC) into usable electricity called Alternating Current (AC).
  • Electrical Panel: The energy provided by your solar panels is used as needed. Any excess power is sent back into the utility grid.
  • Net Metering: When your solar panels produce more than you need during the sun’s peak hours, the excess electricity is automatically sent back into the utility grid. The meter actually spins backward and builds a ‘bank’ of credits with your utility company.
  • Electric Grid: Power from your utility company is continuously provided to you at night and during the day when the demand exceeds your solar production.

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