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Solar power is an investment, so naturally you want to know you’re getting the best. To make it easy on you, the best is exactly what we offer at Solar Energy Partners.
As exclusive SunPower installers in SC & GA, we carry the latest and greatest in solar technology. SunPower solar panels not only produce more power, they produce more power for longer than any other solar panels on the market. While other solar panels lose about 20% of energy production after 25 years, SunPower solar panels only lose 8%. These panels are rigorously tested to ensure your system will be reliable for years to come.
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The cost of solar panels can be greatly reduced with federal and local tax breaks and rebates. Currently, there is a there is a 30% ITC Federal tax credit for residential or commercial solar projects. South Carolina also offers an additional 25% State tax credit of up to $35,000 for residential or commercial solar installations. Commercial or homeowners with taxable income qualify for these credits. Commercial solar projects also qualify for depreciation or MACRS (Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System).
Thanks to incentives and rebates available on both the federal and state level, solar panel installation doesn’t have to be cost prohibitive to any sized business. Businesses who lease or own the building can take advantage of these tax credits. In South Carolina you qualify for the Federal ITC solar investment tax credit, the accelerated State and Federal bonus depreciation, and the South Carolina Solar State tax credits. These can result in approximately 75% of your investment cost being paid for via tax credits.
There are many options for solar panels that you can choose from. We’ll help you decide which kind of solar panels are best for you and your home or business based on your preferred look and energy needs. However, here’s a breakdown of two main types of solar panels to get you started.
The official name for front contact panels is Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact, but that’s a bit of a mouthful, so we shorten it to PERC. PERC panels are similar to conventional panels, but with an important difference: they contain an extra layer within the back side of the panel, which allows some sunlight to be reflected back into the solar cell. We’re sure these kinds of panels will PERC you right up!
The mouthful term for these panels is Interdigitated Back Contact, or IBC. These panels are highly durable due to a thick layer of tin-plated copper on the back that holds the cell together. IBC panels are also high-efficiency, generating more energy due to the ability to use a wider range of light from the light spectrum to generate energy. While we don’t have a clever joke for IBC, we’re sure these panels will still go a long way to lighting up your life.
The sun is a constant source of energy. And while solar panels allow us to take advantage of that, things happen. You could have a week of stormy, cloudy weather, or the city’s electrical grid experiences a power outage. So, what can you do? The answer: be prepared with a backup.
As exclusive SunPower installers in SC & GA, we not only are authorized to provide you with the best solar panels in the business — we can also provide you with power storage solutions, like the SunVault. The SunVault is essentially what it sounds like, a “vault” for storing solar energy.
In addition to ensuring you’ll be able to keep your power on during a storm or a blackout, you can store your own solar-generated energy to use during peak energy usage times. SunVault Storage also enables you to set your power preferences and monitor your system operation so you can easily transfer from grid power to battery power and back.
Like with the solar panels, SunVault battery storage comes with various options, such as battery size and amount of backup needed. As with your solar panels, we’ll work with you to understand your energy needs and help you choose the right battery. Because we’ve got your back, while SunVault has your backup.