NH Solar FAQ

Going Solar in New Hampshire

Solaflect Energy’s revolutionary Suspension PV Tracker is the most efficient, accurate, reliable, and cost effective solar option available.

What do I get from a Solaflect PV Tracker?

You get clean, solar energy and a large reduction in your electric bills. A Solaflect PV Tracker can be thought of as locking in your electric rates as low as 10 cents/kWh for the next 20 years or longer—compare that to the cost of power from NH utilities, currently between 16.1 and 18.6 cents/kWh and rising. Your non-taxable rate of return on a Solaflect PV Tracker can easily be well over 6% per year, equivalent to a taxable return of 8%-13%, depending on your tax bracket and utility.

How does Solaflect provide more value and make solar more affordable?

The Solaflect PV Tracker follows the sun throughout the day. Over the course of the year, this results in more energy from the same solar panels in a fixed orientation—usually a 40% gain, or more, depending on the location. Solaflect is also a recognized leader in developing cost-saving innovations. Solaflect has won two U.S. Department of Energy $1 million research awards in nationally competitive, peer-reviewed competitions. These awards have helped fund the engineering breakthroughs that make the Solaflect PV Tracker such an exceptional value.

Why shouldn’t I wait to go solar?

Solar prices have been coming down, and Solaflect is a leader in developing cost-saving innovations. However, New Hampshire and Federal incentives are shrinking, so the final cost to you is actually liable to go up over the next few years. Going solar now locks in today’s more-generous incentives, giving you the best value over the life of your solar investment. New Hampshire’s rebate is limited to available funding, as is the rebate from NHEC—if you wait until late in the year to go solar, you might not receive the rebate(s).

Will the technology become obsolete?

Only if electricity becomes obsolete.

What is a good location for a Solaflect PV Tracker?

The Solaflect PV Tracker is best suited to an open field or yard with good solar exposure. (It cannot be installed on a roof.) A Tracker requires a circular area with a diameter of 20 feet. Installations can be up to 200 feet from the house or meter with standard wiring, and up to 450 feet with upgraded wiring. We will be happy to provide a free site evaluation upon request.

How does net metering work?

With net metering, the utility effectively becomes a giant battery for your Solaflect PV Tracker. When the sun is shining, your Tracker provides electricity to your home or business, so your utility meter doesn’t spin. If the Tracker is producing more energy than you need, the extra flows out to be available to your neighbors, and your meter spins backwards. Any time you need more energy than the Tracker is making, you get it from the utility. At the end of the month, the utility subtracts the amount of energy provided by your Tracker from the amount of energy you used and charges you only for the difference, if any. If you produce more in a month than you use, common in late spring through early autumn, the utility carries that surplus forward as a credit for your future bills.

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