You may have noticed some various styles and designs of ground mount solar around Kittitas Valley and beyond. If you've gotten a bid from us for both ground mount and roof mount, you will notice that our ground mount systems are a little more expensive than our roof mount systems. There are several reasons for that but I wanted to zone in on one of those. Our steel structures are designed to last. While wood may be less expensive in the beginning, all wood over time is prone to warping and twisting after being exposed to the elements day after day. Wood will lose its strength and straightness long before steel. One other consideration is fires. Steel would resist combustion while wood would quickly burn and collapse, taking your panels down too. That's why our designs use steel poles or galvanized steel struts. We want your investment to last. So if you can't do a roof mount, consider our steel mounted solar installations: built tough, built to last!
Did you know you need a building permit for most solar installations? You didn't? That's why we are here! To meet the requirements specific to your area and take care of all the permitting needed for your installation with us. You need an electrical permit too, by the way. And speaking of permits and paperwork, we do all the warranty and incentive paperwork needed to get your system started. So sit back and enjoy your summer while we handle the details of your solar or generator installation!
Time to clean your solar panels? Panels don't need much maintenance but sometimes they do get a little grimy, just like your car or house windows, and they will be more effective if they are clean and able to absorb the most energy possible. Treat like glass; wash with water and a soft brush if needed. Do cleaning in the morning or evening when the glass isn't as hot so that you don't risk extreme temperature differences (hot panel/ cold water) that could break the solar panel. Above all, be safe! Don't over-extend from a ladder or other heights and call a window cleaner with the right equipment if needed. Your safety is the most important!