Electric Distribution & Design Systems offers an array of solar services for residential, commercial & industrial projects
We work with you to establish what you need, how long it will take to realize, and, how much you will pay.
We utilize fully licensed experts with years of experience engineering all facets of solar design, installation and repair.
Our crews are professional and top notch. Electric Distribution Design Systems is renowned nation wide for the quality of our installations.
We have experience working with local municipalities and understand the regulations and permitting required to get your job going the right way!
Don't let the complexities of solar stand in the way. EDDS offers great warranty programs and are always ready and willing to assist with repairs and maintenance.
Wind Installation Solar PV
We are ALSO licensed experts with years of experience in the cutting edge field of wind power. Learn how this growing industry can harness the earth's natural resource to power your home or business.
Solar Water Heaters
Never run out of hot water again! EDDS installs tank-less solar water heating systems that improve your quality of life, and the value of your home.
Cost effective and environmentally friendly, unleash the power of solar powered LED's to light your outdoor, flood, or internal system. Reach out to EDDS today!
Here are some of the most common questions we answer.
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How Much Does it Cost to Install Solar on My House?
The answer of course is that each home is unique. Cost is determined by the size of the system, which is determined by the electrical usage of each home or business.
Most residential systems cost 3-4 dollars per watt installed turn-key. So, a 5Kw system would run 15 to 20 thousand dollars on average. A system with battery storage will run more.
However, in some instances combining the current Federal Tax Credits, due to expire at the end of 2019, with rebates offered by some electrical companies can subsidize up to 50% of the costs.
EDDS has years of experience utilizing tax credits, rebates and the many finance options available to find what would work best for you and your family.
What exactly is a solar array?
There are 3 basic types of solar arrays:
Grid Tied– The grid tied system makes up 85% of installed systems in the U.S. This system consists of roof panels that feed power directly to the main service panel in the house. The inverter is used to convert the DC power of the panels to the AC power your house needs. This type of system is designed to lower, or even eliminate, electric bills.
Off-Grid – This is typically a rural install where no grid power is available. This system consists of solar panels, inverter, batteries and charge controller. These are very unique systems that are custom designed for each location.
AC Coupled – This is basically a grid-tied system with battery backup. This is designed for a home to have power when grid power is lost. It typically adds 20 - 25% to the cost of a grid tied system. However, with the improvement in battery technology these systems more attractive and very affordable.
EDDS will be happy to sit down and discuss which of these options would work best for you and your family.
How Many Solar Panels Will I Need to Power My Home?
The average U.S. home averages roughly 900kWh a month. Using this kWh average, 30 solar panels (on average - some places receive more sunlight than others) would generate the average American's monthly electricity usage.
Many people find that fewer panels work just as well. Remember, solar panels don't necessarily mean "living off the grid." On the contrary, a useful solar panel array may simply help to lower your electric bill - and still serve as a valuable tool to lower your energy costs throughout the life of your home.
Are Solar Panels Durable?
In a word: yes. Although the panels themselves are only a few millimeters thick, the casing surrounding them will be one of the strongest parts of your home.
Panel arrays are specifically designed and tested to withstand hurricanes and hail storms. These arrays will actually help protect your roof from mother nature, and, can bear the weight of adults walking across them without cracking.
So, how tough are solar panels? Here's a fun introduction to just how tough they can be.