This is the most affordable and most popular way to go solar while using your utility as a battery, and at the same time saving tons of money.
Powering DC pumps is simple. We use CiGs panels for this application to make pumping possible in bad weather and rainy days.
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We offer residential EV chargers.
Boondocking is harder without small off grid systems, and we know a lot about them.
It's not for everyone, but some have no choice. Since battery banks are coming down in price, more people choose them as a back-up system than ever before.
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There are options when it comes to powering your well pump. Grundfos developed an ACDC pump, that can take as much as 1400W of PV power at +300VDC.
Your local well driller will have to install or replace the pump, then we come in. Depending on the well depth, we'll tailor your solar PV array. For pumping we use CiGs panels of lower voltage and high current and we wire them in series, usually MiaSole 20V panels. These are very shade tolerant, more impact resistant, heat tolerant (no production loss at 120°F), and don't have to face 180° South for full performance like Silicon panels do.
This is an excelent choice for ranchers who need 5-6 GPM continuously during the day, or home owners with a storage tank who depend on well water.
You have to contact you CPA about your eligibility for federal tax credit for solar water pumping
First things first a home and energy usage survey needs to be done. We need to determine the load, and size the bank accordingly. This is the most challenging task, and we are rather conservative when it comes to battery bank sizing. Then we look at your local weather data and recommend the number of days you should have power coverage for. This is your battery bank. We offer everything from Lead Acid, AGMs, Gel to NiFe and, Aqueous Hybrid, Lithium Ion or Poly.
Next, you have to charge the batteries with your solar system. This is done with PWM/ASC chargers and up to 20V solar panels for small DC cabins or full arrays with MPPT chargers with inverters for AC homes. For bigger systems, we use multiple chargers in parallel. Hybrid systems are small off grid systems that use the utility grid for back up or sometimes at night, and they have a capability to sell back power just like grid tie systems.
Electrical upgrades are very common when people decide to go hybrid or battery back up. We usually install an additional panel that is connected directly to the hybrid inverter, by passing the MSP (Main Service Panel).
All hybrid and off grid systems are eligible for federal tax credit. Some are also eligible for SGIP state incentive.
Email us and we will send you a Load Analysis Form.
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Laibach Solar – Residential Solar PV Systems
Electric vehicles require lots of energy when charging. We offer Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations from Bosch, ChargePoint, Schneider, EV Link & GE, pedestal or wall mounted.
Boondocking is fun. It's the best form of freedom, yet it's still nice to have some power dependent appliances, like a refrigerator. The main decision with RVs is do we stay AC & DC or switch completely to DC. DC only will require less electricity but it costs more to upgrade your appliances. We can switch your A/C with a swamp cooler, AC fridge with a DC one, and so on.
For a solar PV generator we use CiGs thin film panels only. The main reasons are shade tolerance and charging with PWM/ASC chargers (ASC chargers are the cleanest, they make no EMI noise).
We at Laibach Solar are all boondockers. We love it.
For a single story ranch type house with asphalt composite shingles, that does not require any electrical upgrades and is located in PG&E territory, prices start at $2.99 per Watt of DC power installed. Example: your electric bill is $200/month, usage around 850kWh; proposed size would be 5kW PV System, which comes to $15k + local permits. Financed over 20 years with $0 down at Umpqua Bank, your payment would be around $119.
The second you get permission to operate, you start saving money. The sooner you do the switch to solar, the sooner you save. Add to that the 30% tax credit that you will receive from the Feds next year when you do taxes. In our example that would be almost $5k. We call this a no brainer.
30% tax credit
You own the system
Increased home value
Save tons of CO2, lower your carbon footprint
You're awesome and proud now that you have solar
All of our prices are affordable. Even if you decide to go with upgrades like MSP upgrade, microinverters, black on black, US/EU made, SolaDeck, Blackout outlet, etc., we are still the most affordable choice in California.
We offer it all. Call us and we can talk about your equipment options and availability or we can set a meeting and explain everything in person.