Solar Energy Solutions

Solar Electricity

You can use the sun’s light to create solar electricity with solar panels. These panels convert sunlight into electricity to power your home and/or organization.

Solar electricity is now one of the cheapest, cleanest, and most long-lasting energy sources available. Over the past ten years, typical solar panel efficiencies have risen by 25%. Also, it’s now common to see 25-year solar panel material and solar power energy output warranties.

When you consider installing solar panels with Solar Energy Solutions, you have three main options; grid-tied (utility-connected) solar systems, grid-tied solar systems with battery backup, and off-grid systems.

  • With grid-tied (utility-connected) solar systems, your home is still connected to the utility grid. So, your solar system can pull and push extra power from the panels to the grid. With net metering, you pay the difference between what you pull from and push power to the grid. The rate credited for solar power sent to the grid can vary depending on the location and utility.
  • Grid-tied with battery backup makes it possible to store some of the extra solar power produced by the panels to be used at night or during a grid outage.
  • Off-grid solar power systems have no connection to the utility grid as backup and need a battery and backup generator to ensure no loss of power.

Solar Energy Solutions offers all three options and will help you decide what meets your specific goals. In addition, systems are scalable to meet any need or specification, from 1% of your energy usage to 100%. 

To ensure you have access to a new solar panel system Solar Energy Solutions operates in four states and multiple cities such as Champaign, Illinois; Lexington, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Evansville, Indiana; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; and surrounding areas.


solar panel system - single story home

If your main goal with solar electricity is to save money on your electric bills for years, then a grid-tied PV system is the way to go. Over 95% of the solar we install are grid-connected solar systems. This type of installation eliminates the need for a battery. With this type of system, you can send extra power your home isn’t using out to the grid. For example, you can pull power from the grid when your system isn’t producing enough power at night. One way to think of this pushing and pulling power is that the grid acts as a virtual energy bank/battery. When your solar generates more energy than you are using, you save that power in the grid and pull it out when you need it.

Solar Energy Solutions has worked with all the regional utility companies for years, and we do all the interconnection legwork for you. Our installations always include all fees and documentation required by the utility company and all permits, inspection costs, and supervision to make your installation as smooth and worryfree as possible.


solar panel system - green house

With all the benefits of grid-tied solar, it is increasingly common for people to want to use as much of their solar electricity as possible for their own needs to access stored solar power for use at night or during a utility outage. Equally, if you live in an area where your utility does not offer Net Metering or the compensation for your solar energy by the utility is not attractive, battery storage may be the answer.

Few solar installers have the level of experience with battery storage design and engineering as SES. Solar Energy Solutions is a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer, in addition to our experience with classic batteries. Our expertise covers everything from old-school flooded cell batteries to the Tesla Powerwall; no matter the situation, we can find the right solution to add to your new or existing solar array. 


solar panel system - rural

For remote homes, cabins, workshops, agricultural locations, or any structures beyond the reach of the grid, off-grid systems are a good option. These systems are usually in locations where connecting to the grid would be prohibitively expensive. Solar Energy Solutions has the experience and ‘know-how’ to find the right design for your energy needs. 

Engineering off-grid solar is a unique technical skill set requiring carefully analyzing the home’s energy usage patterns.  Those patterns are then translated into the system design to ensure sufficient energy is available in even the worst months of the year by storing that reserve in reliable and easily managed battery banks. Therefore, precise engineering work is critical in off-grid situations.

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