APS designs and installs electricity generation (PV) systems for single and multi-family homes. Solar electric (PV) power generation systems convert sunlight directly into electricity. They reliably produce electricity without producing pollution.
A residential PV power system enables a homeowner to generate and offset their daily electrical energy demand and exchange daytime excess power production for future energy needs (i.e. nighttime usage). The house remains connected to the electric utility grid at all times, so any power required above what the solar system can produce is simply drawn from the utility. These systems can also include battery backup, or un-interruptible power supply (UPS) capability to operate selected circuits in the residence for hours or days during a utility outage.
Our solar electric systems come with a standard 5 year installation warranty, up to 25 years fully transferable manufactures production warranties and designed to produce power for a home in excess of 30 years. The solar collectors, which are typically mounted on the roof, are made of a hail resistant material to prevent damage and are designed to withstand winds in excess of local wind codes.
Solar electric systems are "sized" based on the requested volume (KWh) of utility based electricity a client wants to offset. The energy produced by these systems can be monitored by a graphical interface placed within the home or directly through the Internet.
Installing a solar system during new home construction enables the builder to provide an energy efficient home with minimal additional monthly cost to the home owner. PV systems may also qualify a home for an EPA Five-Star Home Energy-Efficiency Mortgage, LEED certification or as a Zero Energy Home (ZEH) .
Solar systems are also excellent for the reduction of power costs to both the elderly and government funded housing projects. Between 15% to 100% of an electric bill can be offset using solar energy systems. The typical system is designed to offset between 15% to 40% of a standard homes monthly energy consumption.
System Types & Mounting Options
APS offer two types of solar collectors for our typical commercial applications:
- Ground or Roof Mounted Solar Panels
- Solar Patios and Canopies
- Adhered Solar Laminates for Metal Roof Panels
Some utility companies have net metering programs, which further enhance the economics of PV. Net metering means that when a PV system generates more electricity than needed, the excess goes to the utility grid and the meter spins backwards. In some cases this excess power can then be sold to the utility company or traded for future credit on an individual's utility bill.
Rebates & Incentives
The U.S. government provides an unlimited 30% tax credit towards the installation of solar electric (PV) systems in residential applications. That is 30% of the systems cost (including taxes) that can be directly subtracted from your tax liability. In addition, property tax exemptions can be claimed for the increases in property value as a result of the solar electric system. According to the Appraisal Journal Institute, every $1 in energy savings directly increases the value of your property by $20. This increase is tax exempt in the state of Texas. Multiple utility companies including ENTERGY, AEP, ONCOR, TNMP, CPS and BTU offer up to a 40% cash rebate towards the purchase of solar energy systems.
APS offers long term maintenance service contracts that can be purchased at the time of new system installation or on existing systems. Our service contracts enable the homeowner to ensure the continual performance of their systems beyond the time standard warranties, for as little as $200 per year.
Typical Install Cost
Please contact APS for a no obligation consultation and assessment of your homes electrical consumption and we will be happy to build your solar system and supply you with a quote.
Call us at 877-861-3061 or fill out our Contact Form for your solar energy application and take advantage of our multiple financing options.