ABOUT SPARK SOLAR
We’ve Come A Long Way Since Starting This Thing
Established in 2018, Spark Solar made name by remaining customer-focused, listening to clients, and providing the best residential solution possible.
We spread our net across the entire state of Texas and ran 4 offices full-speed-ahead to meet the solar demands of our fellow Texans.
In 2022 we switched gears completely as we found our niche in the industry. At this time we are fully focused on Commercial Solar and Solar Detach & Reset services for roofers.
Our purpose in the solar industry is to make ourselves readily available to our clients and keep projects running smoothly. Spark provides a personal touch to all projects that many companies forgot how to do.
The team here at Spark is professional and caring. Our installers are skilled and licensed. You will see a fervency and passion from our team that is refreshing from a group that you are hiring. We are aiming to stay small so we can be as hands on as possible.
WE KNOW SOLAR
Educating Texans About How Solar Works
Solar panels catch photons from the sun and use their energy to push electrons to your main breaker panel. Solar panels have no moving parts and are virtually maintenance free. Once the solar systems is properly installed, it is a self maintaining electric grid that works in your favor. Any specific questions you have, we're glad to answer them.
Here’s how it works
How Solar Works
Businesses with solar stay connected to the power grid, using both grid and solar energy. The difference is, your solar system is a generator that is off setting your grid energy. This means you’re using less energy from the electric company and lower electric bills.
At night, your panels and inverter essentially go on standby, and your business consumes energy much like it would without solar: the utility sends electricity in through the meter to the main service panel, and on to the rest of the business. The majority of electric companies offer net metering, which totals your total monthly usage, subtracts your solar production, and your electric bill spend is the net between the two.
Solar panels sit in a sunny place, typically on the roof where they catch plenty of photons. When light energy strikes the panels, electrons are pushed to the inverter, which converts the energy from DC to AC so it can be used in your business. The inverter feeds the main service panel, which sends electricity through circuit breakers into your building. On a sunny day, the panels may produce more energy than can be used in the business; the excess feeds back through the meter to the grid. A smart meter will actually track how much energy you’ve overproduced.
NET METERING PLANS
Most Utilities or REPs (retail energy providers) offer net metering plans for commercial and industrial properties. You’ll pay for energy that comes into your business, and they’ll give you credit for extra energy you send back to the grid (on a nice, sunny day, for instance). A smart meter tracks both the credits and the debits. Your electric bill will reflect this information. You can also track your solar data using the solar monitoring provided with your installation package.
Every utility company has their own rates for solar buyback. Some utilities have very simple plans, while others have multiple variables. We at Spark Solar will help you understand the net metering policy with the electric company that your business uses, and design a system that will make the most benefit of policy in your area.
ATTN: One for one buyback plans for residential are done away with by the Utility and REP. Call your electric company BEFORE you decide to go solar.
Minimal Maintenance. No Moving Parts
They may seem like state-of-the-art technology, but photovoltaic solar panels have been around for more than a hundred years. They’re incredibly reliable and long-lasting; in fact, they’re guaranteed to produce at high capacity for twenty-five years.
There’s very little upkeep you need to do on your solar panels. As long as they don’t get covered by dirt or a bird’s nest, and squirrels don’t chew through the cables, your system will work pretty much maintenance-free. With real-time monitoring right on your smartphone, you’ll never be left in the dark.
HOW WE WORK
We Take Our Jobs Seriously
With every install, with every water well, and with every removal and reinstall, Spark Solar donates to the Texas Parks & Wildlife and to GivePower. We love the great state of Texas and its beauty and we want to do our part to preserve it. GivePower does incredible work by creating solar water farms for people and communities who do not have access to clean water. So not only are you cutting down your emissions, but you are also giving back to amazing causes when you go solar with Spark Solar.
See our Process
What Makes Spark Different
Every solar project is different. Your roof, your objectives, and the way you use energy mean that we do best by custom-designing a system specifically for you. This involves production estimates, engineering documents, and a lot of due diligence like permitting and loan applications.
But even though your system is tailored to your situation, we follow a clearly-defined process to get the work done. There are differences in every city, but you can generally expect your solar project to go like this:
Local, Small Business
As soon as we have a contract to build your solar, you’ll get a welcome call from our project team. They’ll introduce themselves as your primary point of contact, and go over the specifics of your system. They’ll answer any questions you may have at this point, particularly those of a technical nature, and let you know what you can expect going forward. You’ll get to know your project coordinator fairly well before the process is complete.
Experienced and Committed
Within just a couple of days of kicking off your project, a technical expert from our install team will come to your place to complete the plan. They’ll take precise measurements of your roof, assess the underlying structure, and check for shade issues from nearby trees and buildings. They’ll analyze your existing electrical system and check out access to your attic. Any existing conditions that may affect your installation will be spotted during your site survey.
4 Core Values
After we’ve made sure we understand the conditions on the ground (or roof!), we start designing your system with the utmost precision. We make sure the panels you’re anticipating will fit on your roof, and we double-check your energy outlook. We create electrical diagrams and factor in any special installation considerations. If local conditions call for it (if you live in a coastal region, for instance) we’ll also do structural drawings to ensure your system will stand the test of time. All this work is done by certified design professionals and is imperative to a successful install.
- Dedicated to the cause of residential solar
- Unified with the mission and goals of Spark
- Committed to job, duties, and tasks.
- We believe that solar is the better way
- We are passionate about bringing solar to homeowners
- We take our job seriously and it shows
- Inward & outward expression of strong character
- Ability to bounce back from setbacks
- Power to seize and opportunity by sacrifice
- Transparency is needed to issue out solar to the masses.
- Zero tolerance policy for anything but the truth.
- Devoted to a high level of moral conduct.
The Awesome Benefits Of Solar PowerWhat’s the big deal with solar anyway?
Well let us tell you how it can impact your life now and in the future!
- You can get a negative (yes, negative) electric bill.
- Save 50-100% off on your electric bill.
- You own your power.
- Minimal environmental impact
- Federal tax credit up to 26%
- Avoid rising costs in energy prices
- It’s generated locally.
- Solar costs less than grid energy
- Affordable for every home-owner
- 100% carbon neutral
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
See Other Benefits
A federal tax credit saves you 30%...and more!
2023 is the year for the maximum value of the Solar Investment Tax Credit. It’s a direct, federal tax benefit that pays you back for a portion of your system when you file your next tax return. There are some additional tax incentives to help pay for the system as well. You can get up to 75% of your system paid for with these incentives. No-hassle financing
Solar for your business will save you plenty of money, but the system itself is a pretty big investment. If you don’t have the cash now, don’t worry. We can help you get financed so you don’t have to wait. We have OPTIONS: PACE, PPA, traditional financing, and solar specific loans.
Solar costs less than the grid
Because more people are going solar, and thanks to improving technology, energy from your own solar system costs way less than it used to. In fact, it costs less than grid energy generated from fossil fuels. All things being equal, solar is almost always cheaper than grid energy.
Saves you from volatile changes in energy prices
If history is any indicator, grid energy prices will continue to go up over time, just as they always have. Buying solar for your home now means that your future energy costs are fixed, thereby predictable. Grid energy prices could spike, and you will be largely unaffected.
Solar for your home will save you plenty of money, but the system itself is a pretty big investment. If you don’t have the cash now, don’t worry. We can help you get financed so you don’t have to wait. We have options for ANY homeowner!
Commercial solar qualifies for accelerated depreciation
If the solar is purchased by a business entity, it qualifies for 100% depreciation in the first year after the purchase. In addition to the tax credit–and any local incentives that may apply–you’ll save even more on your solar, to the tune of your business’ income tax rate. Please consult your accountant to understand how this will apply to your specific tax situation.
Minimal impact on its immediate environment
Coal plants spew heavy smoke. Nuclear plants put out radioactive waste that have to be carefully stored for centuries. Even hydroelectric power reshapes landscapes and permanently floods natural areas. Solar makes no noise, gives off no exhaust, and only adds about four inches to the top of your house. You–and the surrounding wildlife–barely know it’s there.
Solar is generated locally
The energy you use can come from anywhere on the power grid...even if that’s thousands of miles away. Not to mention the fuel it’s generated from, which can be shipped in from all over the world. Oil and gas, for instance, are often imported from unfriendly, authoritarian regimes.
Solar is installed by local tradespeople, and is generated from photons that would otherwise just be beating down on your roof and cooking whatever you keep in your attic. Solar means energy independence, in more ways than one.
100% Carbon neutral
Photovoltaic panels sit in one place their entire lives, catching sunshine and turning it into energy. Nothing gets pumped out of the ground, nothing gets burned, and nothing contributes to the greenhouse effect.
Solar spreads out energy production
Our national power grids are widely interconnected. We mostly rely on power that’s generated in large plants and conveyed on enormous transmission lines. When any of these critical components goes offline, it affects a lot of people. By putting solar on individual buildings all across the USA, energy production is widely distributed, and the whole infrastructure becomes much less vulnerable to failure.
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SPARK SOLAR DONATES
Spark Gives Back
With every install, with every water well, and with every removal and reinstall, Spark Solar donates to the Texas Parks & Wildlife and to GivePower. We love the great state of Texas and its beauty and we want to do our part to preserve it. Give Power does incredible work by creating solar water farms for people and communities who do not have access to clean water.
So not only are you cutting down your emissions, but you are also giving back to amazing causes when you go solar with Spark Solar.