Solar Cells or Photovoltaic (PV)
Photovoltaic technology has been in use since the 1950’s to provide electric power for earth-orbiting satellites. Photovoltaic (PV) or solar cells are semiconductor devices that convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. The solar cells are band into a panel and electrically configured into modules to power any number of electrical loads. PV modules power systems for residential and commercial uses. They PV are in use on every roof system and interconnected into utility networks.
Installing photovoltaic systems can reduce your overall utility costs and may offer economic opportunities such as state rebates or Federal tax incentives. RAMCON provides the ability for nearly all of our roofs systems to support photovoltaic that can produce reliable, affordable “green” power for businesses, schools, hospitals, and federal agencies.
Solar System Benefits:
- Eligible for LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits. Photovoltaic systems can add up to 3 direct points depending on the energy supplied to the building.
- Eligible for a Federal Business Energy Tax credit of 10%.
- Offset the high cost of peak power usage. Customers can generate their own peak-power electricity converting a traditional rooftop liability into an energy producing asset.
- Recover capital investment because the Federal Government, along with some State Governments, offer a five-year accelerated depreciation incentive for companies installing solar roofing systems. This significant incentive can generate an attractive ROI for clients in most situations.