Event Horizon Solar & Wind Inc.
Providing Solar and Wind power for 15 years.
How does a residential solar electric system work?
The solar cells in the modules convert the sun’s energy
into a DC electrical current. This DC current
Will my solar electric system work at night and on cloudy days?
Your solar electric system will not work at night because
solar modules need sunlight to produce
Will my residential solar system make hot water?
Solar modules convert sunlight into electricity to operate
appliances, lights and other devices and
Can my solar electric system generate heat for my home?
Event Horizon solar power systems are only designed to
provide electricity to run your lights, appliances and
How do I know if my home is suitable for a solar electric system?
Solar electric systems are a viable power solution for
most homes. Event Horizon Solar systems are engineered for
Where are solar electric modules installed?
Solar electric modules can be ground mounted or roof
mounted. Roofs can be asphalt shingled or steel.
Can I install the solar system myself?
In some cases yes. If you have previous home wiring
experience and are very mechanically inclined, you could
How much will a solar system cost?
Currently(2015), the installed cost for a solar electric
system averages between $3.00 and $4.00 per
State's solar incentives and Federal tax credits that can help reduce the cost of your solar system. Solar
Panels today (2015) are 1/3 the cost they were a few years ago so even if your state does not have good
incentives, a solar array is still a very good investment and outperforms most stocks for return.
I'm planning on building a new house, when is the best time to install a system on my roof?
Before laying the roof, you can install flash mounting
brackets that provide the highest level of
What size solar system do I need to produce enough electricity to run my house?
The solar system size depends on your average electrical
usage, climate, roof angle and many other
Will a solar electric system produce enough energy to cover all my electricity needs?
The amount of power produced by a solar system varies
depending on the size of the system, your
How long will my residential solar power system last?
Most solar modules show little degradation over many years
of operation and carry a 25 year
What maintenance does the solar system require?
We recommend that your installer perform a system check
once a year, just to make sure everything is
Do I need a building permit?
In most areas a permit is required. Your qualified solar
installer will know how to obtain the necessary
Do I need approval from my homeowners’ association?
If you belong to a homeowners’ association, consult your
covenants for details. Many states prohibit
Do I need permission from the local utility to connect my solar system to the grid?
The local utility has rules and procedures that must be
followed to connect any generator to the grid
Can I be totally independent from the utility?
Our grid-tied solar electric systems are designed to
interconnect with existing utility service. Off-grid solar
Does Event Horizon Solar offer installation in Michigan?
Event Horizon Solar And Wind Inc. offers solar installation in much of lower Michigan including Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. We can work with your electrician in other areas
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