Installing Off-Grid Solar Systems in Reno & Sparks, NV
What to Know Before Having a Complete Off-Grid Solar Power System Installed
Off-grid solar systems are more complex and expensive than their grid-tied counterparts because it’s necessary to have a battery storage system and backup generator. Off-grid solar installations do add thousands to upfront costs as additional equipment is required to successfully power your home 24/7. However, if your home is far enough from the power grid, the investment in solar battery storage can be less than the cost to extend the electric lines, particularly if it means crossing difficult terrain.
The sizing requirements of the solar power system also become more rigid. The panel array needs to be large enough to meet the demands of your building’s entire electrical demand in the low solar production months of wintertime. For this reason, off-grid systems work best for low electricity demand homes, like net-zero homes, or those willing to invest in energy efficiency retrofits.
Even when properly sized, off-grid solar clients should be prepared to handle brief periods without power. There can always be unexpected circumstances that drain through battery backups, and you have to wait for the sunlight to return to recharge. This restrictive lifestyle is also why investing in a backup gas generator is mandatory for the complete function of an off-grid solar power system.
Why Install Off-Grid Solar Panels?
For those looking for complete independence from their power company, or with a home or business in a remote location, off-grid solar systems are the place to start. When you go off the grid in Reno and Sparks, NV, you:
- Are completely energy independent
- Can have power no matter where you are located
- Can reduce electricity costs
Choose Aspen Electric for Your Off-Grid Solar System Needs
We may be the exclusive off-grid solar power system installer in the area, but Aspen Electric is also a full-service company crossing the chasm between electrical and solar services for residents of Reno and Sparks, NV, and surrounding areas. Other ways in which we stand out from other local electrical companies include:
- Our 30-plus years of experience
- Our comprehensive solar panel services, which include a regular maintenance program not offered by other nearby companies
- The highly trained journeymen electricians on our team that provide excellent workmanship
- The ability of our team to handle general electrical services, as well as solar, for residential and commercial properties (including new-construction buildings)
Power your own property and avoid steep prices from large corporations. Connect with Aspen Electric today to find out if an off-grid solar system is right for your home or business in the areas of Reno and Sparks, NV.