Micro-generation is only one part of our renewable energy diversification. Utility-scale solar PV is a growing industry looking to harness mass amounts of energy to offset the current electrical production sources. Gridworks Energy would be pleased to provide your feasibility and engineering studies while offering procurement, design and installation services.
Installations times vary widely from one project to another. For a typical residential installation, once you decide to move forward with Gridworks Energy as your solar energy provider, it can take a week or so to get all the applications and permitting in place. Once complete, we schedule your installation. We require just under a week to complete a typical residential project. After the installation is complete, it takes a couple more weeks to wrap up the rebates, inspections, and interconnection agreements. All in, a residential installation can be completed inside of a month with the right conditions.
Module warranties vary across manufacturers, but the most common is a 10 year workmanship warranty combined with a 25 year production warranty.
Maintenance is extremely limited. The inverters should be kept clear of dust build up and the modules can be cleaned with a detergent adapter on a hose and a mild detergent once every year or two. Module soiling and snow cover is built into the system design and accounted for early in the planning stages, so no maintenance is required to receive the expected amount of production.
Solar modules have a 25 year warranty, but they are designed to last much longer. 25 years is their typical warranty for energy production degradation of no more than 15-20% over the span of those 25 years. However, the modules will continue to produce for years beyond their warranty. There are modules still producing today from Bell laboratories developed in the 1950s! We can’t really be sure when a module will need to be replaced aside from external damage.