No matter where you’re located, Steel City Solar can build a solar array for your needs. In town? Great! We’ll install it on your roof. Near town, but with acreage? Swell! We can install on your roof or on a racked ground array. Up in the mountains? Perfect! Depending on your situation we can install on your roof or on a racked ground array, and add a battery bank. As long as our truck can reach your property, we can install what you need.
Mountains are great places for solar
In a study published in 2019, a Swiss scientist discovered that solar panels don’t just belong in the sunny desert basin. In fact, solar panels mounted correctly on mountains generate just as much energy. Even during the snowy winter, panels still generate power. In fact, they found that light reflected off of snow and the cold air actually boosted efficiency.
Batteries make going off-grid easy
While we typically don’t recommend going off-grid to people who have access to the grid (net metering has lots of benefits), if you live in a remote area without access to power lines, going solar with a battery bank can be a great option. Considering that laying a power line to the nearest electricity grid can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $50,000 per mile, choosing a stand-alone solar system connected to a bank of batteries makes a lot of sense.
Adding a bank of batteries to a solar system solves the daytime/nighttime production problem. During the day, when your system produces more energy than you need, the batteries store the excess energy so you can access it when the sun goes down. You generally want enough batteries to have the capacity to store enough energy for several days.
Roof and Racked Arrays
If your mountain property has acreage, you have the option to install a ground array instead of a roof array. A ground array uses a special rack–kind of like a big shelving unit—to install several vertical layers of solar panels. This means you can install more panels in a smaller footprint.
We’ll work with you to design a unique solar array that will best fit your property—meeting your energy needs, utilizing the space you have for panels, and finding the best option for energy storage.
You dream it, we design it
The beauty of working with Steel City Solar is that we know that once size does NOT fit all. We take pride in designing solar power systems that meet your unique needs. We understand that your energy needs in your cabin in the mountains might be different than your house in town. We’ll work with you to create a design that meets your energy needs, your budget, and your available space.
Add your unique design to the variety of premium solar panels that we offer, and you’ll find yourself the proud owner of a green, sustainable, high-efficiency power source, with no power lines required.
We’d love to talk to you about your unique solar needs. Contact us here or give us a call at (719) 569-5166.