There has never been a better time to convert to solar!
Momentum Solar is one of the fastest-growing solar companies in the nation employing over 1,000 people nationwide. Founded in 2009, we’re an owner-operated industry leader that is dedicated to the customer experience as we provide affordable energy options to qualified homeowners. We handle the entire process from solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.
Customized Design, Engineering & Installation
Momentum Solar custom designs, engineers and installs every system to maximize solar output, savings, and aesthetic appeal.
Worry-Free Maintenance & Monitoring
We provide complimentary system monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system is always functioning optimally.
Main Solar Panel System Components
Solar panels (also known as PV panels) are the most vital of all the solar power components. Residential solar panels consist of on average 60 solar cells, while most commercial solar panels contain 72 solar cells, and are what collect and convert the light from the sun into electrical energy.
Solar panels generate Direct Current (DC) electricity but almost everything you use in your house uses Alternating Current (AC) electricity. This is why solar systems require an inverter. Microinverters are mounted directly behind each solar panel and convert the DC electricity from each solar panel into usable AC electricity.
Flashing is an essential part of a roofing system. Its role is to keep your roof airtight and waterproof by sealing up places that are vulnerable to water. But in the case of solar panels, it’s the point where the solar racking connects to a pitched roof that is the greatest concern.
Racking and Mounting Equipment
Rooftop solar panel systems will have a racking and mounting equipment, which will hold the solar panels stationary on your roof. Their design is essential to make sure the panels get maximum sunlight while being designed for wind loads applicable to your region.
Our exclusive microinverter supplier features a complementary monitoring software, Enphase MyEnlighten, that you can use to track your solar energy production from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You’ll be able to ensure your system is functioning optimally and view how many kilowatt-hours you are producing every day.
How Solar Energy Works
When making the commitment to install a solar power system on your property, you may want to know how you’ll be generating clean electricity:
- Sunlight hits your solar panels and creates energy.
- The energy is converted into electricity.
- The electricity is used as needed and excess power is sent back to your bidirectional meter.
- Excess power is sent from your meter to the utility grid and builds a “bank” of credits.
- Your utility company provides electricity at night after your “bank” of credits are used.