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Want to track energy production of your solar panels? There’s an app for that

So you made the decision to allow Power Home Solar to install solar panels on your roof to offset the cost you pay the utility company for your electricity. You’re incredibly excited to start saving money on your power bill once you have the system installed and connected to the power company.

But after the system is turned on, how do you know whether your system is producing the energy it should? Yes, you could run outside where the inverter box has been mounted to the side of your home and look at the digital panel. It will look something like this, with the number on the far right (4038.5 in this case) showing the wattage being produced.inverter panel-solar panels-energy production-meter-tracking

But unless you truly want the exercise and continuous breaths of fresh air, you’d get pretty tired of going in and out of your home to check. That’s why your system is connected to a GSM (global system for mobile) antenna, which transmits information to nearby cell phone towers and allows you to track energy production anywhere and at any time of day via a smartphone app or computer. If cellular coverage is poor in your area and we can’t connect in that manner, don’t worry, we have a workaround for that.

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Better yet, once your system is connected, Power Home can see the same information that you do, so we can investigate potential production problems you raise. Our hope is that you won’t have any issues, but this safeguard keeps you (and in turn, us) informed.

With our innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. The solar panels installed on your home are American made and come with a 25-year warranty, with many panels expected to last well beyond that.

Please feel free to contact Power Home Solar at 800-765-2715 and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program. We currently do business in five states (Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia) and are eyeing the potential to expand further.

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