Smart Solar System Innovations in 2022
A New York solar installation can give your home clean energy with month-to-month savings that will generate a return on investment over time. Investing in solar power in New York is the smartest thing you can do if you want to save money, protect the environment, and add value to your home. New York Power Solutions has installed more than 5,000 smart solar systems to date, delivering incredible value to homeowners and businesses throughout the state. Installing a smart solar system is easy when you talk to our team. As you get ready for your switch to solar, learning about recent developments in the industry can bring perspective to the importance of reliable and efficient solutions.
Battery Energy Storage Systems Make Solar Work at Night. Sort Of…
There have been a lot of headlines this year about smart solar systems that can function at night time. While this is technically true and there have been significant developments, the reality of how it works is a bit different from what you probably think.
While some solar panels can produce electricity at night in laboratory conditions, the reality is that there’s simply not enough light in the evening to make this significant.
So when you see a solar system that supposedly works at night, it probably means that it has a battery energy storage system attached. Batteries charge during the day and then deploy in the evenings. In California, a huge solar array in the Mojave desert does exactly that, effectively distributing ‘solar’ power to homes, day or night.
You can achieve something similar at home by adding a battery wall to your New York solar installation.
There are Now Roofing Materials Made with Solar Panels
Smart solar system shingles have become more readily available on the market this year. This new technology allows the roofing materials to generate electricity, rather than installing solar panels on top of the roof.
The efficiency of solar shingles isn’t quite the same as traditional solar power in New York, but it’s still a step in the right direction. As the technology matures, it could become the standard for new installations.
As it stands today, if you want the most reliable and efficient solar power in New York, traditional panels will do the best job.
Solar Windows are Now a Thing
2022 has also seen the rise of solar windows. New thin-film solar technology has made it possible to embed transparent solar panels in layers of glass. This could mean that in the future, large commercial buildings are powered by solar windows. It could even be adapted to residential use at some point.
As with shingles, this isn’t quite ready for the mainstream. If you want an efficient and affordable New York solar installation, rooftop panels are the industry-standard choice.
The Tax Credit for Solar Power in New York Has Increased
Ok, so this one isn’t exactly a tech innovation, but it’s still an important change that you should be aware of. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was passed into law this year. It secures a 30% federal solar tax credit for the next decade.
This means that you can offset the cost of solar power in New York by up to 30% of the bill, and that’s just the federal credit. There are also state and NYC incentives available. You can learn about them all when you install solar with New York Power Solutions.
Get an Estimate for a Smart Solar System
New York Power Solutions uses the most proven technologies to deliver reliable solar in New York. If you want a smart solar system that is reliable and affordable with a return on investment over time, we can help.
Get your free solar estimate today and see just how affordable it is to go green. With a detailed consultation process and cost/benefit analysis, you can invest in solar knowing exactly what you’re going to get out of it.
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