Solar Lease or Solar Loans:
Cross River Solar offers a Residential Solar Lease and a Residential Solar Loan for N.J. homeowners.Unlike other solar leases we are not forced to use one particular panel brand. We can provide unbiased advice on which equipment will deliver you the greatest value over the coarse of the system's life. Cross Rivers staff will show you the economics of ownership versus leasing. We want our customers to save the most money they can and truly understand what the benefits of each.
Types of Technology Implemented by Cross River Solar:
As a homeowner its important to understand that every solar panel manufacturer is different. Some panels save you more money then others simply by producing more electricity. Think of your roof as your own power plant and the what is going to be the guaranteed production from that power plant the next few decades. Cross River Solar is committed to installing only the highest quality solar panels. Cross River Solar installs solar panels from SolarWorld USA. We encourage a homeowner to ask where solar panels are from and how long the panel maker has been in business. Cheaper doesn't mean a better value. We can show you how we will maximize your solar system's production and how the competition REALLY stacks up.
About SolarWorld USA:
With over 35 years industry experience SolarWorld USA is America's largest solar panel manufacturer. SolarWorld employs over 3,800 people globally and creates panels which are consistently ranked as one of the top performers in independent 3rd party tests. SolarWorld was the first in the industry to introduce a linear guarantee. This 25 year linear warranty and 10 years of workmanship coverage attests to SolarWorld's willingness to stand behind their product more so then the competition. SolarWorld is proudly made in the USA-not just assembled here.
Racking and Roof penetrations:
Residential solar systems typically consist of dozens of roof penetrations in asphalt shingle roofs. We use more than roof sealant to protect your most important investment-your home.Roof sealants will fail in time. Cross River Solar uses numerous roof flashing kits approved by major shingle manufacturers in conjunction with roof rated sealant. Protecting your home's roof envelope is important to us. Most roof leaks will occur outside your standard 5 year solar workmanship warranty.
We only use the highest rated efficiency inverters from SMA Sunny Boy, Fronius or PV-Powered.
Types of Incentives Available for Homeowners:
Rebates and Personal Tax Credits:
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program administers the SREC approval program which helps drive the return on investment for your solar system. Cross River Solar is an approved contractor for the NJ Clean Energy Program. In addition to state incentives, each homeowner's system is eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit.
SRECs are a tradable commodity that every solar system owner in NJ can take advantage of. Every time your solar system generates 1000 kWh of electricity you are able to sell an SREC credit. These credits are bought by the utilities and sold by the system owners in New Jersey. There is no fixed amount associated with these credits as its based strictly on supply and demand market.
Regardless of where you live in NJ, you can count on these SREC credits as an income stream to help you offset the cost of your PV system. We encourage you to Investigate current SREC prices and make sure your contractor is using a conservative SREC value when they are forecasting your system's financial payback.
How do I start investigating solar?
Understand how much electricity you use annually. Before solar, you
should consider your home's overall energy use and find a few easy
ways to reduce your annual electricity consumption. Understanding
your home's energy consumption and the rate at which you pay is
very important. This is the key piece of data that you should be
providing your installer.
Start evaluating contractors. Cross River Solar spends a
considerable amount of time with every client- both on and offsite.
We are here to help our clients and build a long term relationship.
We are a referral based business. Our reputation is driven by
delivering quality, value and performance from our systems. We are
approved NJ Clean Energy Approved Contractor for both residential
and commercial solar energy sytems.
Once you have selected your contractor they should immediately
begin the process of completing the required state and utility
interconnection paperwork. Once these documents are completed the
permitting process will begin. It doesn't hurt to educate yourself
and understand if your town has any solar permitting requirements
that you need to be aware of.
System Installation. Installing a solar system is the fastest moving part of the project. Make sure your contractor has pulled the appropriate permits and has the appropriate licensing. Your contractor should not be paid in full until all work is completed, inspected and comissioned.
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