Solar 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Solar Energy

Guide to Solar Energy

Solar power provides an economical alternative as it has decreased in cost while utility prices have risen. With immediate and long-term savings, our Guide to Solar Energy highlights how solar energy costs remain predictable over the system’s 40-50 year lifespan.

Think Solar and Think Bottom Line!

Embrace the transformative power of solar energy and pave the way for a sustainable future while enhancing your financial bottom line. With solar, you not only can disconnect from your traditional power company and use it as a mere backup, but you also gain the chance to be a part of an eco-friendly energy movement. We take immense pride in helping our customers access clean, renewable solar energy, offering options that provide immediate benefits, long-term incentives, and power solutions.

Big Businesses and Solar Energy Savings

Major corporations increasingly turn to solar energy to help lower their utility costs, enhance their sustainability profiles, and improve their market competitiveness. They’re not just saving pennies; they’re saving millions over time by slashing energy costs. So why be a bystander in the rising tide of soaring energy prices? Make the smart choice and follow the leaders who have switched to solar.

What is Net Metering?

Net metering is an essential feature of residential and commercial solar energy systems, serving as a practical and financial bridge between solar users and their local electrical grids. Net metering allows you to send the surplus electricity your solar panels produce back into the grid. In return, you receive credits on your electricity bill.

How Does Net Metering Work?

During sunny days, solar systems often generate excess electricity. With our Guide to Solar Energy, learn how this surplus doesn’t go to waste but flows back into the grid, earning you credits. These credits can offset costs during nighttime or cloudy days, allowing you to withdraw electricity as needed. In simpler terms, think of net metering as a bank account for your electricity. You can deposit excess electricity when you have plenty and make withdrawals when you need to, without any extra costs or penalties.

Why Net Metering Matters

Net metering magnifies the financial benefits of switching to solar. It allows you to optimize the use of the electricity you generate, thus ensuring that none of your solar investment is wasted. Most importantly, it can make solar energy incredibly cost-effective, sometimes even making it possible for your solar installation to pay for itself more quickly.

Embrace the promise and potential of solar energy today and liberate yourself from the volatility of conventional energy prices. With solar power, not only do you make a choice that benefits the planet, but you also make a sound financial investment for the future.


Solar Panels


Racking and Mounting Systems

Monitoring Systems

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Ground-mounted systems offer another way to harness solar power. Positioned at various heights above the ground, these systems are designed to suit specific soil and location conditions. Our Guide to Solar Energy explains how ground-mounted options can be tailored to your property’s needs.

What is a Rooftop System?

Rooftop solar systems are installed on the roofs of buildings. Solar panels can be added to agricultural and commercial buildings.

Solar panel systems’ size depends on the pitch and orientation to get maximum sun exposure. Our professionals in South Florida customize this to the local conditions and roof type.

Energy Independence

You can pay with energy dollars or tax dollars.

We help farmers reap the benefits of solar energy and maintain control over their land. Owning the solar system is vital for farms. Your energy bill does not need to be one of the many expenses your business faces regularly. Solar energy can help you reduce your monthly power bill.

How quickly does it payback?

Farms and businesses will usually see a return on their investment within 4-7 years. The systems have been designed to pay for themselves quickly.

Forward-thinking commercial operations use money they would have paid to the IRS, and reap a quick payback. This question must be answered according to your unique situation. We can calculate the best way to reach your goal of energy independence.

The answer involves a matrix:

1) Energy Usage,

2) Tax Burden

3) Financing Options

4) Energy Rate

There are several incentives available.


We only sell high-quality solar panels that come with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty. These warranties guarantee 80% of the original performance of solar panels after 25 years. Solar panels have a much longer lifespan, generating electricity for at least 40 years. Like a car guarantee, they continue to work for many years and miles after the warranty.

Contact Red Solar

Red Solar has the mindset of renewable energy being the future. We want everyone to travel through this transition. During the Red Solar energy evaluation, we analyze all energy commons in your home for results. Our experts will guide you through the process for better understanding and reassurance. 

At Red Solar, we understand that going green can be expensive. That’s why we offer flexible financing options to make it easier for our customers to switch to renewable energy sources. We also provide free consultations so you can get all your questions answered before making any decisions about switching your home or business over to solar power.