Solar panels for home
Adding solar panels to your home shouldn’t be a hassle. That why the crew at Wolf Track Energy makes it easy.
At Wolf Track Energy, we’re proud to be a leading installer of solar systems in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. We’re a locally owned and operated business that’s helped homeowners across the Northland reduce their power bills and carbon footprint with custom systems designed and installed by our in-house solar experts.
But we do more than offer solar systems that save you money — we offer peace of mind. Behind the scenes, we take care of the necessary permitting to ensure the process is as seamless as possible. And our certified experts can answer any question you have about the world of solar energy.
As electricity prices rise, more people are turning to solar to power their homes. As of 2019, nearly half of U.S. homeowners had given serious thought to the idea of installing solar panels, according to the Pew Research Center.
If you’re one of them, you’ve come to the right place.
Why Should You Go Solar?
Producing your own electricity reduces your reliance on your local power company. Through a net metering agreement, you can receive a credit for excess energy you send to the gird.
The federal government offers a 30% tax credit for solar energy systems. This can help reduce the amount of income tax you owe and make going solar more affordable.
Electricity rates charged by utilities are expected to rise. By installing solar panels for your home and producing your own electricity, you’re protecting yourself against those price increases.
Electrical generation is the second-leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Installing solar panels to power your home helps clean up the grid.
The first step is to get to know you and your goals. This includes getting an understanding of your energy needs by looking at your previous power bill statements.
After we’ve gathered enough information, we can start designing your system. We want to work with you to create a custom design that is perfect for you.
The sales proposal will consist of a written and visual description of the details of your system including inverter, trenching, and module information, as well as a full shade report, an environmental impact analysis, and a financial summary.
Once you decide to go ahead with your solar system installation, we take care of the permitting, ordering materials, and the rest of the paperwork involved.
Once the system is completely installed (average 1-2 days), we will show you how to operate it.
Your local utility will need to give the final go-ahead in order to connect to the grid and start producing power. All you have to do then is sit back and wait for your brand-new system to start generating clean energy!
Off-grid or Grid-tied?
Grid-tied systems are more common than off-grid ones. When your system is grid-tied, your home is still connected to your power company’s infrastructure and you rely on the grid when your solar panels aren’t producing enough energy to meet your demand. If you produce more energy than you use, the power company credits you for excess energy sent to the grid through a net metering agreement. Instead of buying your own backup energy system, your power company acts as your battery.
Being off-grid means your home is not connected in any way to your grid’s power system or utility company. This is appealing because you are 100% self-sufficient. It also may be necessary in remote locations where power lines don’t reach. However, off-grid systems require you to purchase backup batteries which can be expensive.