The State Legislature voted to pass the Solar Jobs Bill in the early this morning. This bill will allow existing customers to receive the same incentive rate they received last fiscal year. It will also implement new incentive rates for new installations. More information is to come over the next couple weeks. Stay tuned.
Did you know you can purchase a Generac Warranty up to a year after installation! Air-Cooled generators come with a standard 5 year warranty that only provides limited coverage the last few years. Purchase an extended 5,7, or 10 year warranty and have all parts and labor covered for the duration of the warranty.
5 and 7 year warranties can be purchased within 365 days of the start up date. 10 year warranties can be purchased at any time on 2013 or newer models.
Take a look at this recent installation in Yakima. Not a lot of roof space but our team was able to utilize the space available and put in a 5.9kw system. We can install solar on just about anything, contact us today to find out what we can do for your home.
Sign a contract for a qualifying air-cooled or liquid-cooled generator by the end of this month and receive a free pressure washer! That's a $399 value!
In-Home Consultations are always free, so call to schedule your appointment today!
Some Silicon Energy modules installed between 2010 and 2012 are experiencing delamination.Delamination is when the bond between the plastics on the back and the glass on the front begin to separate. This is characterized by white spots on the panel, normally in the upper right and lower left corners. Also some modules look to be sagging beneath the glass. We are suggesting that all of our clients with Silicon Energy panels to do a visual inspection of their panels for these defects. If you do find any signs of delamination please contact us so we can complete a safety assessment of your system. Currently it only seems to be a cosmetic problem but if you see experience a drop in production please notify us.
Unfortunately Silicon Energy WA is no longer in business as of 2016. They experienced financial hardships in past years and filed a Certificate of Dissolution in Washington State in July. Because of their financial losses they have no assets or funds to pay warranty claimants. They will not be standing by their warranty on these defective modules.
However Itek Energy in Bellingham as decided to offer customers effected by delamination discounted prices on their modules. We have been using Itek modules since 2012 and to date have not had any problems with their product. If you are interested in replacing your system with an Itek system, please contact us today and we can provide a quote.
Examples of what delamination looks like.
A new solar bill will be looked at this legislative session. Solar Strong Washington has released a great summary on the current bill. To learn more about HB 1048 go to http://solarstrongwa.org/
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With the new year, you may be wondering what the current status of the solar incentives are. Here's a quick refresher of what incentives are still available to you and when they expire.
The Mobile Link is a cellular remote monitoring unit that provides you with real time information about your generator wherever you are. You can access the Mobile Link Dashboard from your computer, smart phone, or tablet. The Mobile Link Unit will notify you of your generator's maintenance needs and if the generator is not ready to run in the event of a power outage. For vacation homes or frequent travelers the Mobile Link can be invaluable tool. The Mobile Link can even be set up to notify your Generac Dealer of failures and error codes. The first year of the Mobile Link service is free with every new unit. To learn more about the Mobile Link features visit their website at www.mobilelinkgen.com. If you're interested in purchasing a Mobile Link unit contact our office at 509-968-4746 for pricing.
While failures are rare it’s a good idea to get in the habit of checking your system’s production monthly. Checking your system monthly will help minimize any possible production lost. There are two easy ways to make sure your system is producing.
1. Your utility bill. Somewhere on your utility bill there is going to be a rate schedule noted “Production” or “Net Metering” or something similar. For that billing period, it will note what your system produced and apply that against what you consumed. This figure will fluctuate through the year. It will be higher in the summer and lower in the winter. However, a production number of zero is an indicator your system is not producing and you will need to contact our office.
2. Your production meter. After installation, you’re going to have two meters. One is a net meter and the other will be a production meter. They should be clearly labeled at your site. The production meter will always move forward; it counts every kilowatt hour you produce from the time your system is turned on through the life of your system. On the production meter, there will be a readout with the systems current production. You can make a note of that amount and then check it every month to make sure the new amount is always more than the previously taken figure. Again, if you ever notice the production number has not increased from the previous month call our office.
If you need help reading your bill or production meter, contact your utility provider.