Why Solar Energy
Investing in a solar energy system is one of the best investments you can make at the moment. On average our solar customers recover their investment between 4 to 7 years. This means that after that period you’ll have almost zero energy costs during the rest of the lifespan of your solar panels (total lifespan 25-30 years).
Solar energy is one of the cleanest energy sources. With solar energy you will reduce your carbon footprint of your energy consumption to almost nothing. You’ll actively contribute to a cleaner and a more sustainable future of the Dominican Republic that will be less dependent on fossil fuels.
Solar Energy Basics
1. SOLAR PANELS
To capture the energy of the sun you need solar panels. The photovoltaic cells in the solar panels convert sunlight to direct current (DC) power. The panels can be installed on your roof or an empty piece of land.
The solar panels are connected to an inverter. The inverter converts the DC power into alternating current (AC) power (220v/110v).
3. SAFETY SWITCH
The inverter is then connected to the safety switch. With this switch you can disconnect the solar panels from the grid in the unlikely event of a calamity.
4. BI-DIRECTIONAL METER*
The bi-directional meter measures the surplus of produced energy injected into the grid and the consumption of the energy from the grid. The utility company provides the bi-directional meter upon request. Depending on your electricity company there might be an onetime additional fee.
*Step 4 doesn’t apply to a stand alone system with batteries, which is not connected to the electricity grid.
The Road to Solar Energy
We will check your energy needs, energy bills and installation options and answer all your questions.
We will design a solar system that meet your needs. We handle all the paper work for taxes and the energy company.
We have good contacts with banks. So instead of paying your energy bills, you pay financing costs. The duration of loans are usually between 5 and 8 years.
Our installation crew will take care of a high quality and solid installation of your solar energy system.