Are you interested in maximizing your solar potential? We can help you generate solar electricity, passive solar heat, or optimal sunlight for your garden. We understand solar optimization and how to harness the sun’s energy for maximum benefit for our clients. Contact us to have an assessment done for your home or property and see how you can increase the productive yields of your space.
Generate your own electricity, get paid by your power company, and receive tax incentives. Getting solar panels has never been so easy and beneficial. No money down systems are available for your home. Contact us for more information.
Passive Solar Heat
The most efficient way to increase warmth in your home is to capture the sun’s heat during the cold months of the year. We can help you maximize your passive solar potential for the winter, while decreasing the heat in the summer.
Solar Water Heaters
In a solar hot water system, water or antifreeze moves through various pipes, which are attached to black absorber plates. The fluid heats up and transfers its heat into a solar storage tank. The heated tank warms domestic hot water, living spaces, pools, spas, and even the ice on some driveways.
Gardens and fruit trees need plenty of sun to be productive. We appreciate the balance between shade producing trees and sunny spaces for gardens. We can trim trees to keep them healthy while also opening up the sun for your garden. We also can make sure that your garden is located in the best space for optimal sunshine.
About Solar Power
“Solar energy is the technology used to harness the sun’s energy and make it useable.
Many are familiar with so-called photovoltaic cells, or solar panels, found on things like spacecraft, rooftops, and handheld calculators. The cells are made of semiconductor materials like those found in computer chips. When sunlight hits the cells, it knocks electrons loose from their atoms. As the electrons flow through the cell, they generate electricity.
On a much larger scale, solar-thermal power plants employ various techniques to concentrate the sun’s energy as a heat source. The heat is then used to boil water to drive a steam turbine that generates electricity in much the same fashion as coal and nuclear power plants, supplying electricity for thousands of people.
In one technique, long troughs of U-shaped mirrors focus sunlight on a pipe of oil that runs through the middle. The hot oil then boils water for electricity generation. Another technique uses moveable mirrors to focus the sun’s rays on a collector tower, where a receiver sits. Molten salt flowing through the receiver is heated to run a generator
Other solar technologies are passive. For example, big windows placed on the sunny side of a building allow sunlight to heat-absorbent materials on the floor and walls. These surfaces then release the heat at night to keep the building warm. Similarly, absorbent plates on a roof can heat liquid in tubes that supply a house with hot water.
Solar energy is lauded as an inexhaustible fuel source that is pollution- and often noise-free. The technology is also versatile. For example, solar cells generate energy for far-out places like satellites in Earth orbit and cabins deep in the Rocky Mountains as easily as they can power downtown buildings and futuristic cars.”
Harness the power of the Sun.
It’s easy and affordable to use the power of the sun to benefit your life. Contact us today and find out how we can support you in going solar.
Green Home Design
We offer full home designs with multiple green systems, such as geothermal, roof top rain water catchment, energy efficiency plans, tree placement and care, ecological landscape design, and more.
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If you can imagine it, we can help you create it. Our experienced design team understands ecosystems and human needs, so we are able to assist you in envisioning a sanctuary in your backyard. Let us design a habitat for both the environment and yourself, merging the best of both worlds.