How does Solar Energy Help the Environment?

When it comes to Solar Energy a lot of people have different opinions and perspectives about it, but one thing is for sure; it helps the environment because it generates energy from the sun without burning any kind of fossil fuel or coal, this being said, Solar Energy Panels do not emit any kind of greenhouse gas emissions that damage our ecosystem and health.

Solar Is Green in More Ways Than One

By going solar in your home, you are directly improving the environment for your family and neighbors. When a homeowner makes the switch to solar, your system can reduce your carbon footprint significantly, with an average impact equivalent to:

What Makes Solar Power so Good?

People tend to say that going Solar might be expensive to install or maintain, but surprise, surprise; everyday Solar Panels are getting cheaper and the best part of that is that you save money from your monthly energy bills. Most importantly, if you install Solar Panels in your home or business the value of the building increases due to having a Clean Energy Source.

Sure, all the money-saving sounds great, but something is more important than that. Solar energy also helps the environment where your family, kids, and love life.

How Is Solar Energy Used Today?

Famous for their various theme parks, Disney themselves are involved in the use of Solar Energy, but that’s nothing new for them. According to their Environmental Integration Director, Angie Renner, Disney has been using Solar Energy since the 80s.

Today, Disney owns a 270-acre Solar Farm in Florida that generates 50MW providing 25% of the power used in Disney World, it might not sound like a lot, but it is actually enough to provide power for two Disney Theme Parks.

Currently, Disney wants to get rid of 50% of its net emissions by 2020 using renewable energy. Currently, the new Solar Facility at Disney World reduces the annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 52,000 metric tons!

Disney is taking the initiative to reduce big carbon companies, What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint?

How Long Does It Take To Install My Solar Panels?

Are you thinking about going solar and don’t know where to start? Are you worried about it being too big of a project?

Those worrying days are over! At Core Energy, we have a dedicated team that will work with you from beginning to end, to create a flawless solar panel system design that meets your energy needs and saves you money every month!

To get your solar panels up and running on your house or business, all you have to do is schedule an appointment and meet with a Core Energy Solar Consultant (in person or virtually) and go over your customized solar system design. In this appointment, we also go over the financial and environmental benefits of making the switch to solar and answer all your questions and concerns.

Solar Installation Process

At Core Energy Solar we go above and beyond to satisfy our customers, taking care of every step for you, and making going solar hassle and headache-free! 

Once you have decided to go solar, you have about a month or two (tops) to plan out where you will spend the hundreds of dollars you will save on your electricity bill! No joke! It is that easy because with Core Energy going solar is that simple! So while you are working out your dream bucket list, we will be working hard on the following steps to get those shiny panels on your roof and those dollars back in your pocket:

  1. Design and Engineering (3 days)
    Within 3 days of you signing your contract, the next step is the site survey where we inspect your property and note any final details necessary for your design. Once your property has been evaluated, our engineers will add the final specifications to your system. These plans will provide a detailed description of the system that, pending approval, will be installed on your property at the time of installation.
  2. City Permits and Materials (7-14 days)
    Once all the specifications of your design have been confirmed, our Permitting Coordinator will send out your design to the city permitting office for approval. The time this step takes varies as it depends on the city office, but usually takes no longer than 14 days. Our team will be in touch and be giving you updates along the way.In the meantime, we start working on separating the materials and equipment needed for your installation which include:

Mission Solar Panels

The most recognized photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers to produce American-made, premier-quality solar modules ensuring the highest in class power output and best-in-class reliability to our customers. As a leader in solar energy, Mission Solar adopts and promotes sustainable business practices aimed at reducing our environmental impact.

Enphase IQ 7 Microinverter

These microinverters allow one grid-tie inverter per solar panel instead of one inverter per solar array. The Enphase Microinverter system is a fully integrated device that converts the DC output of this single solar module into grid-compliant AC power. This integrated system maximizes energy harvest, increases system reliability, and simplifies design, installation, and management.

Enphase Monitoring System and App

With the Enphase MyEnlighten web and application, you can track your overall energy and per-panel energy production data, monitor your system’s health, and share your data with family and friends, all from a simple, easy-to-use interface. available for Android and iOS.

Enphase All-in-One Smart Energy Storage System (Optional)

Solar + Storage can provide homeowners with high-quality “backup power” in the event of a utility outage. When your grid is down, you have power and when the grid is up, you can save money.

  • Encharge 3™ storage system – All-in-one AC-coupled storage system, based on lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry and with four embedded grid-forming microinverters, provides a total usable energy capacity of 3.4kWh. It provides great flexibility in starting small and adding capacity over time.
  • Enpower™ Smart Switch – connects the home to grid power, the Encharge storage system, and PV. It provides a microgrid interconnection device (MID) functionality by automatically detecting and seamlessly transitioning the system from grid power to backup power in the event of a grid failure.
  • Encharge 10™ storage system – All-in-one AC-coupled storage system, comprising three Encharge 3™ storage units and with twelve embedded grid-forming microinverters, provides a total usable energy capacity of 10.1kWh. Connect multiple Encharge 10 storage systems to maximize the backup potential for whole-home backup.

* All with a 10-Year limited warranty *

  • IQ™ Combiner – Consolidates interconnection equipment into a single enclosure and streamlines installations by providing a consistent, pre-wired solution. Add the Enphase communication kit to any IQ combiner to enable wireless communication between Encharge and Enpower. With a 5-Year limited warranty.

The Installation (1 – 2 days)

Following the approval of the city permits, our coordinator will get in contact with you to schedule your installation. The installation of your system is a simple 2-day process. Once the panels are installed, our team will proceed to assisting and verifying the completion of various quality and safety inspections done by your local building department. A certified inspector must approve the mechanical and electrical requirements of your system. Once the PTO (permission to operate) is given, your system is now fully operational and approved to start producing your home’s energy and start saving you money! 

If you are interested in a free estimate for your home or business, contact us at (877) 267-3674 or schedule an appointment on our website! Now is the best time to GO SOLAR, save money, and gain control of your home’s energy. Hundreds of homeowners all across Florida are enjoying the benefits of solar thanks to Core Energy and our experienced team, what are you waiting for?





4 Ways You Can Save Electricity at Home

You Can Save Electricity at Home

As time goes by, one question always remains relevant: “how can I lower my electric bill?”. The quick answer is to be smart with your electrical consumption. But that’s not good enough, is it? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 48% of energy depletion goes towards heating and cooling homes.

Significantly in the past 15 years, appliances, lighting, water heating, and electronics have increased intake and are now the cause of 52% of electrical consumption in homes all over The United States. Adding to this, every year there is an increase in costs of over 2% in the national electricity.

Going back to our quick answer (be smart with your electrical consumption) and keeping in mind the previous information, we can now start looking for real solutions. Here are 4 things to take into consideration when saving electricity at home.

1. Be smart with your Air Conditioning

Air conditioning seems to be a necessity with all the hot temperatures year long. Let’s take for example a place like Florida, which is one of the hottest states with a very warm and humid climate, forcing citizens to seek artificial cooling. An energy chart form the city of Santa Clara in California shows that a central air conditioner costs approximately $0.33 per hour in consumption. So if you do that math, leaving the AC on for 6 hours will cost you almost $2 dollars a day, $14 in a week and $55 in a month.

Reducing the amount of time your AC is on will have a strong impact on your monthly bill. Thinking about it this way can help you calculate how much you will spend on average. We tend to cool our rooms for a couple of hours before going to bed, but this isn’t necessary. By cutting a few hours every month, you’ll notice a significant positive change in your wallet.

2. Avoid “Vampire Energy”

This may seem like a no-brainer but many times we leave the light on when there’s nobody in the room. This may also apply to leaving on your television set, game consoles, computers or other electronic appliances. One of the best ways to make sure you’re not consuming unnecessary electricity is to shut off various appliances.

But that’s not all. Are you aware that keeping electronics plugged in can consume small amounts of electricity? Leaving things plugged in over the span of a year can have a noticeable effect in your electrical consumption. This form of consumption is called Vampire Energy. It can be the cause of up to 5% of residential energy usage.

Nationwide this sums up to be $3 Billion dollars every year, according to the EIA, wow. So remember if you’re not using it, there’s no need to have it plugged in. Unplug or shut off your power strips with a click of a button. That way you won’t need to worry about individual appliances and electronics. Stay smart, stay unplugged.

3. Sunlight is your friend

Ideal distributions around your home to better adjust to sunlight is perfect for saving electricity. If you’re working from home, reading a book or just enjoying spare time with friends, allowing the sun to shine is always a great option. Another great use for the sun is to dry your clothing. You don’t always need to dry your clothes in the dryer.

Many families turn on lights in and around the house and forget to shut them off. Open the windows and let the light rays surround your home. Sometimes it’s all about adjusting your room to better fit the natural lighting coming in from outside. If you want to use the sun’s rays to its full advantage, you’ll like our next entry.

4. Invest in solar panels

Out of all the options, this is the only one where you’ll need to invest not only time but money. Most American families spend over $1200 a year paying their electrical bills (not counting other expenses.) Switching to solar panels is not always an easy thing to do, especially due to its high price, but you’ll see its benefits short-term. Solar panels are a great way to capture the sun’s rays and converting it into energy, to later be used to power your home. You’re not only saving thousands of dollars in the span of a decade, you’re also contributing to a clean environment free of CO2. Solar panels are some of the best alternatives for renewable energy sources.

If you are conscious about budget, make sure to investigate which solar panel works for you (Monocrystalline, polycrystalline or amorphous). Find out what is the best amount of solar panels you need and or can afford before making the decision. You might want to start by figuring out how much electricity you regularly consume. This will give you an idea of how many grids you will want to acquire for your home.

Hopefully, some of these tips if not all can help cut your electrical consumptions. You’re free to try other smart alternatives that can fit your demands. Stay smart, and stay clean.