How Solar Works

  • Solar panels harness energy from the sun, even on cloudy days. When sunlight hits solar panels, it creates direct current electricity

  • The solar system then converts the direct current to alternating current, which can be used to power your home or business

  • Any excess current that you don’t use is pushed out into the grid, giving you credit for kilowatt hours that you haven’t used

Solar FAQ

  • How do solar panels actually work?

Solar panels are made out of conductive materials. When the sun’s rays hit them, the panel creates DC power. The DC power is inverted to AC power to use in your home.

  • Does the system work on snowy or cloudy days?

Just like you can get a tan on a cloudy day, the panels can generate energy. When designing your system, we will take up to 50 years of historical weather data into consideration to account for those cloudy, snowy, and rainy days.

  • What if the power goes out?

The system will shut down automatically. It’s a matter of safety. If it didn’t, the energy would still flow back into the grid posing a serious threat to line workers. When the power goes out, a standby generator or battery backup can power your home.

  • How are panels maintained?

On most systems, there are no moving parts and therefore little to no maintenance is required. Thanks to remote monitoring technology, you will have 24/7 access to your system status online. If any errors occur, we will be able to diagnose and oftentimes fix the issue with the touch of a button!

  • What if I have to replace my roof?

If your roof is nearing the end of its life, we recommend you consider replacing it before installation. Our project managers will assess the condition of your roof, make a recommendation, and include a quote to replace if necessary.

  • Will a solar system increase the value of my home?

Recent studies have shown that yes, property values increase with the addition of solar panels! The actual increase in value will vary based on location, system size, and market conditions.

  • How do I know if my home qualifies for solar?

That’s what we’re here for! Sit back and let one of our project managers do the heavy lifting. We pride ourselves on a laid-back, educational approach to the estimating process. No high pressure sales tactics, just a conversation where we listen and let you show us how we can best serve you.

Financing

Affordable Solar Financing

You’re ready to take that step and go solar, but how do you finance the project? We offer financing plans that keep your monthly payment close to what you are used to paying on your electric bill. Your new system will offset what you would normally pay the power company, so your expenses stay virtually the same. You still get to take advantage of all the additional benefits like tax credits. Our finance partners make it possible for you to go solar with no upfront costs, so if you’re approved, there will be no cash outlay. Your loan will be unsecured with a fixed interest rate.

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Peter Tevendale

Chief Operations

Pete has been the glue that holds the operations team together at SunPulse from the very beginning. Having over 35 years of construction background including 15+ years of solar installation experience, his vast knowledge of how things work and come together is one of the most valuable components of this team. When you meet him, it is nearly impossible not to smile. This man has positive energy radiating from his whole being! Give this man a challenge that others could not overcome and he will welcome it with his big southern grin as he destroys all obstacles in his path with ease and grace. We count ourselves lucky that we are fortunate enough to work beside this man and are proud to call him part of the family!

David Robbins

Vice President

As a founding partner with over a decade of experience under his belt leading sales and administrative teams, David uses his vast knowledge and skills to manage our project development team with honesty and integrity. If you take a moment to read the testimonials and reviews from our customers, you will see the results of David’s leadership efforts shine through in the words of our happy clients. His tireless work ethic and dedication to creating impeccable results in each and every part of our process makes us proud to have him at the helm.

Luke Amick

President & Founder

From the day this company was formed, Luke has carried a vision of providing top-notch energy products and services to his community with a level of service you could only expect from someone who cares as deeply about the impact of his work as he does. Each day, this vision bleeds into the heart of his team as he leads with a hands-on approach seldom seen by executives today. This level of care and commitment has created the tight knit family that is the SunPulse Solar team. From the moment you first speak with our secretary to the final flipping of the switch to turn on your new solar system, Luke will make it his personal mission for you to experience a level of care and attention to your project that will make you proud to be part of the SunPulse family!