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Electricity prices are rising. With the implementation of solar panels, you can gain a return both environmentally and financially. Solar Panels can generate power and generate revenue. Southern Sky Renewable Energy RI works with you to create the turn key solar solution that is right for you.

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HOW SOLAR WORKS

southern sky renewable energy small logo. Looks like a sun and a power button What is Solar?

Solar panels, also know as Photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, convert sunlight into electrical power. The power that is produced can be connected to an entity’s standard electrical infrastructure or the utility grid.

Solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. The electricity travels through the inverters and converts the DC power into alternating current (AC) power. This AC power is then used to offset the entity's electrical load. If the power produced by the solar panels is not used by the off-taker, the excess power will then flow back into the utility grid through "net metering." The utility company will provide a financial credit to the entity that produces power and that is transferred to the grid.

southern sky renewable energy small logo. Looks like a sun and a power button Why Solar?

  • Uses a empty space to generate positive cash flow
  • Deminishes the dependence on rising and volatile electricity prices
  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Creates zero emissions
  • Become a "Green Company"
  • Provides a strong return both environmentally and financially
  • Solar ray goes to solar panel gets converted in the inverter. Electricity DC to AC then turns into electricity.

    southern sky renewable energy small logo. Looks like a sun and a power button Direct Purchase of a Solar Facility

    Purchasing a solar system provides many benefits including:

  • Federal 30% Investment Tax Credit
  • Accelerated depreciation
  • Energy savings
  • Aggressive state level incentives
  • southern sky renewable energy small logo. Looks like a sun and a power button Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

    A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provides the host customer power at a discounted rate, with no capital requirement. A third party investor owns the PV system and takes all of the incentives associated with the project. PPAs provide the following benefits to customers:

  • No upfront cost or capital required
    • Projects produce positive cash flow from day one
  • Predictable energy pricing & hedge against volatile electricity prices
  • No system performance or operating risk
  • No maintenance requirements
  • Reduce fossil fuel dependence
  • Align with organizational sustainability goals
  • Press and media outreach
  • Main Components of a Solar Project:

    Rooftop / Land – A large space with little or no obstructions that faces toward the south.

    Solar Panels – When facing south toward the sun they generate direct current (DC) electricity.

    Wiring – High voltage wires are used to transport the energy safely.

    Inverter – Converts direct current (DC) electricity produced by solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity.

    Racking – Metal racking is used to mount and secure the solar panels to the rooftop.

    Meter – Tracks the power produced in kilowatt-hours and displays the PV system's electrical output.

    Data Compiling System – Tracking the power consumption and monitors and displays the PV system's electrical performance.

    Maintenance – PV systems have minimal maintenance, but must be checked to make sure output is optimal.