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Expert Solar Panel Installation

in TN and AL

 

We offer expert design and installation of top quality solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to homeowners and businesses in Tennessee and Alabama. 

Residential Solar in TN and AL

Going solar is one of the best home improvements you can make. Both financially- and environmentally-conscious choice, a PV system will usually pay for itself and offer savings and incentives.

 

Commercial Solar in TN and AL

Installing a PV system to power your business not only lowers your expenses, but offers tax credits and accelerated depreciation. Plus, your company will benefit from a stronger brand image!

 

Community Solar Projects

Community solar projects are a great option for environmentally friendly cities and neighborhoods and allow people who live in apartment buildings or cannot have a solar array on their roof, to benefit from solar power.

 

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Begin to type your address in the field above and select it from the auto generated options.

house

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Select the outline tool from the top left

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Using the outline tool map the portion of your roof you would like to include in the estimate. You must close the outline with the final click being where the outline was begun

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Select the hand tool from the top left

azimuth

To calculate the azimuth (direction) of your roof move the (A) pin to the peak of your roof and the (B) pin to the bottom edge of your roof

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For a ground mouting application follow the above directions but place the (A) pin on the north side and the (B) pin on the south side

THE TUNGSTEN SOLAR ADVANTAGE

Expert residential and commercial PV installation in Tennessee and Alabama

White Glove Service

We take care of everything!

Going solar is a big decision and the complexity of obtaining power company approval, dealing with building codes and grid integration can be intimidating, even before you think about the nuts and bolts of powering your home with the sun. 

We keep it simple by handing it all for you: applying for utility company acceptance, integrating with the local power grid, setting up a Power Purchase Agreement with your utility company so you can sell the extra power you produce, handling inspections and making sure you have all the knowledge you need for trouble-free operation. 

White Glove Service

We take care of everything!

Going solar is a big decision and the complexity of obtaining power company approval, dealing with building codes and grid integration can be intimidating, even before you think about the nuts and bolts of powering your home with the sun. 

We keep it simple by handing it all for you: applying for utility company acceptance, integrating with the local power grid, setting up a Power Purchase Agreement with your utility company so you can sell the extra power you produce, handling inspections and making sure you have all the knowledge you need for trouble-free operation. 

Unparalleled Expertise

We help you select and optimize your PV system at a competitive price

We’re NABCEP-certified, a qualification many utilities require for solar contractors.  We have identified the highest quality components to maximize your return on investment and help you design a custom system that’s right for your property. 

We are a small and nimble operation. This, coupled with our 20-year experience in the electrical industry means that we can offer you the very best prices. 

We have helped hundreds of residential and commercial customers save money and do their part for the environment for the past 7 years and have honed our process to offer the most cost effective and efficient design and installation. We’d love to help you, too!

Lightning fast quotes

No site visit required!

We use satellite imagery and basic input from you to estimate the cost of installing a PV System on your residential or commercial property and send you a detailed estimate outlining cost estimates and incentives.

Lightning fast quotes

No site visit required!

We use satellite imagery and basic input from you to estimate the cost of installing a PV System on your residential or commercial property and send you a detailed estimate outlining cost estimates and incentives.

Quality parts and workmanship

Total peace of mind

We select the highest-performing products for your needs and pay attention to every detail during the installation process, so your system is safe, effective and durable. Curious about the products we use? Contact us to request the list of our handpicked components!

We make your solar dreams a reality!

You don’t have to wait months to start generating solar energy! From getting a quote, to confirming economic viability, to flipping the switch – we help you make a sound decision and complete the installation within just a few weeks!

Trust Tungsten Solar with your PV system design and installation in Tennessee and Alabama

Licensed

CLASS A ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

Tennessee Electrical Contractors License CE 62269
Alabama Electrical Contractors License 05656

Certified

NABCEP CERTIFICATION

NABCEP PV Professional Certification 051112-149

 

Insured

We are fully insured and bonded.

FAQ

Here are the answers to the most common questions we get from our  residential and commercial customers

Don’t see your question here? Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to help you! 

Why should I go solar?

One excellent reason is that solar can stabilize your energy bill for decades. Grid-tied panels have an expected lifespan of 50 years, protecting you from rate spikes over that period. Maintenance-free and many with a 25-year warranty, a grid-tied PV system is hard to beat for stability and reliability.
You also begin reaping solar benefits as soon as you act. Waiting for ‘new technology’ to produce ‘something better’ is a waiting game that can potentially go on forever. The sooner you lock in energy stability and maintenance-free panels that operate for decades, the sooner you enhance your energy security!

What are the financial benefits of solar energy?

Utility rates and government policies vary by locality, but all electric rates and local policies for grid-tied solar are designed to enlist you in the production of power and incentivize you to make the move. When you install solar on your property, you benefit from these policies with a lower electric bill and protection against spikes in future electric rates. Going solar makes good economic sense no matter where you live.

How do I find out how much I pay for electricity?

Just check your electric bill. You will see your electrical usage measured in Kilowatts (Kw) usually on a monthly basis and in most localities, you will also see the rate applied to your usage based on time of day or day of the week. You will find many guides to reading your electric bill online.

How does solar impact my property values?

All things being equal, studies show homes with solar energy fetch a higher price than homes without, but only if you own, rather than lease, your solar system. In areas where solar is popular, the increase in property value is similar to the value added by a major renovation.

What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?

For all practical purposes, going solar removes your home’s energy consumption from contributing greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, a key source of global warming. By helping reducing demand for ‘dirty fuel,’ you are doing your part to cut down air pollutants that threaten health such as coal-generated sulfur and carbon dioxide.

Can I go off grid with solar panels?

You will still need a connected to your local power grid even when you produce your own power with solar panels. There are two reasons for this. 1) You will need to draw from the grid when your panels are not producing the power you require. 2) Under utility company policies, you automatically send any excess power you generate back to the grid. Some solar systems include the option of storing power with batteries, making it theoretically possible to go off the grid. However, this option is usually very expensive and not very practical.

How do I choose a solar installer?

Confirm that they are a certified solar installer, licensed and insured. All legitimate installers want to meet you personally to inspect the job (you should never agree to a deal over the phone or by email). They should be happy to explain their relevant experience and provide you with as many customer referrals as you like. We suggest getting at least five, with email addresses. If you develop a good relationship, consider asking to view their solar installation personally. All installers should also guarantee their workers have undergone thorough background checks and be willing to put everything in writing.You also begin reaping solar benefits as soon as you act. Waiting for ‘new technology’ to produce ‘something better’ is a waiting game that can potentially go on forever. The sooner you lock in energy stability and maintenance-free panels that operate for decades, the sooner you enhance your energy security!

Do my solar panels produce power when the sun isn’t shining?

Solar panels depend on sunlight to produce electrical power, so they produce the most on sunny days, a little less with overcast skies, and nothing at night. Because rates are usually lower at night and energy consumption is low, solar is usually a smart decision even if you rely on utility-delivered power overnight.

How much will solar panel maintenance cost?

Solar panels are designed to need little or no maintenance during the decades of their active life. In most cases, even cleaning is not required. If you are interested, ask your installer about a manufacturer’s warranty.

Will the solar array put holes in my roof, or be too heavy?

 The mounting rails you see behind panels are made from aluminum and are fastened to the rafters of your house – through the roof – every four feet. The application is slightly different for each roof type, but generally, asphalt roof penetrations are sealed with a 50 year tripolymer sealant. On metal roofs with standing seams, the aluminum grid can be connected directly to the seam so no penetration is required. A solar array’s average weight is five pounds per square foot, so they are not a significant load-bearing issue for residential roofs of any type.

What does an average system cost?

That varies depending on your situation, as described above. The average residential project in 2018 cost $25,000. But remember, no one is average! Chances are excellent your total cost will be somewhat below or somewhat above this figure. Get an accurate estimate by chatting with one of our design experts.

Will I still receive an electric bill if I have solar panels?

You will still receive monthly statement from your local utility. However, solar power dramatically reduce your bill, and can even result in a credit if you produce net excess energy that is transferred to the utility.

What is net metering?

Net metering is how utilities credit you for the electricity your solar panels produce. Simply put, you only pay for the electricity you use over and above what your panels generate. There are different practices and policies around the country. For example, most utilities will pay you or credit your bill if your panels generate excess electricity the utility can then use. Be sure to look into the practices in your area!

How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work?

Solar panels convert solar energy to direct current (DC), which is then passed through an inverter to convert it to alternating current (AC) which is the standard current for commercial and home electricity. There is no change in your light switches or wall outlets. Once power is generated, it is either used in your home, stored, or sent to the utility electric grid.

What happens if there is snow on solar panels?

If your solar panels are blocked from the sun, such as when covered with snow, they can’t generate power. However, snow cover is rare since snow easily slides off the angled panels. Even if snow does accumulate, panels are robust enough to withstand the weight and are easy to brush off.

Do solar panels work in a blackout?

Your solar panel system will shut down in the event of a blackout in order to prevent you from sending power to the grid when the grid is in a non-normal condition, which may cause damage to the local electrical system or even injure utility workers. If you have a battery system associated with your solar power, special inverters can convert the stored power for your emergency use.

How much roof space will I need for a solar array?

At about 75 square feet per kilowatt, a typical 3kW array is two rows of six panels, requiring a rectangular area of roughly 20 feet by 11 feet.

How many panels do I need?

 Factors include total solar exposure (where on the house they are located, for example), how much energy you require, and more. We suggest using any online solar calculator to give yourself a rough idea of your needs, then contact us for a more detailed analysis.

Will my property taxes go up because of solar?

Most local governments do not increase property taxes for solar installation even though studies show solar increases your property’s value. Quite sensibly, local jurisdictions do not want to seem to penalize you for reducing energy consumption. However, not all municipalities feel this way. It is a good idea to check with your local City Hall to find out your town’s philosophy.

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