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Carlson Solar Technologies provides complete solar energy systems for residential and commercial installations. The CST solution includes all components, such as modules, mounting hardware, inverter units, and monitoring electronics. We optimize the solar energy system to give you the best total performance possible.

The Benefits of Solar

Why Go Solar?

What Can Solar Do for You?

Photovoltaic (PV) power systems convert sunlight directly into electricity. A residential PV power system enables a homeowner to generate some or all of their daily electrical energy demand on their own roof, exchanging daytime excess power for future energy needs (i.e. night time usage). The house remains connected to the electric utility at all times, so any power needed above what the solar system can produce is simply drawn from the electric utility. Solar energy technologies can plan an important role in providing an alternative source of electricity, energy, and back-up power for homes, offices, commercial and industrial buildings. It can relieve demand pressures for electricity from the grid during peak usage, which usually correlates to peak daylight, especially in the warmer months when demand for air conditioning can sky rocket.

Why Is Solar Energy Important?

Solar energy systems have very little impact on the environment, making them one of the cleanest power-generating technologies available today. While they are converting the sun’s rays into electricity they produce no air pollution, hazardous waste, or noise. The more electricity that we convert from the sun’s rays decreases our reliance and dependence on fossil fuels and on imported sources of energy.

Why are States Investing in Solar?

Many states have come to recognize that clean energy technologies can provide cleaner air, economic development and high tech jobs, fuel diversity, energy independence, improve power reliability, increase price stability, and reduce the need to build more expensive and more polluting electric power generation plants. Solar technologies are able to provide these benefits, but they currently cost more in terms of $ per kWh than conventional power from utilities. The biggest barrier to consumers interested in adopting PV or solar technologies is the initial cost of a PV or solar hot water system. As a way to help defray those upfront costs, states are providing incentives to residential, industrial and commercial customers of PV through tax credits, grants, rebates, exemption from local property taxes, and other industry support mechanisms, such as installer training and certification programs.