Alternative Energy Systems (AES) Ltd is offering a solar starter kit to make renewable energy more affordable for all Bermudians.
The SunPower Solar Starter Kit can be purchased for $8,899.
AES is Bermuda’s only SunPower dealer/installer. SunPower Corporation last year broke the world record for solar cell power and efficiency with the launch of its Maxeon solar cell technology.
The all-back contact Maxeon solar cell captures up to 50 per cent more sunlight and also conducts more electrical current than conventional solar cells.
SunPower has incorporated the cell into its new 240 watt AC solar panels, utilizing micro-inverter technology.
The SunPower Solar Starter Kit consists of six SunPower 240 watt AC panels, a SunPower web-based monitoring kit, full installation and all Government fees. There is also a 25-year warranty.
The 1.44 kW system can produce up to 2,000 kWh (kilowatt hour) of energy per year.
Due to its efficiency the system only needs 80 sq ft of roof space so can be installed under a Permitted Development application instead of having to go through a DAP1.
AES will handle all of the permit and application process, providing a turn-key system, complete with a BELCO Net Meter and a SunPower web-based monitoring kit.
The monitoring system allows you to keep track of your energy production in real time from anywhere in the world, using your computer or smartphone.
AES is a member of the SunPower international network of solar power dealers and has installed more than 500 kW of solar energy in Bermuda.
You can count on us to provide the highest standard of quality and customer service when it comes to the installation of your home solar panels.
Our experienced engineers and certified solar specialists will install your system to the highest specifications, to ensure electrical safety and roof integrity.
In July, AES partnered with Butterfield Bank to offer Bermuda’s first financing deal for solar panels.
This partnership will enable customers of the SunPower Solar Starter Kit programme to take advantage of financing options to avoid up-front costs, and to become cash flow positive in the first month of operation.
The savings on your energy bill will be immediate.
Each day as the sun appears over the horizon in the east and until it settles in the west, you will produce energy that offsets your need to draw power from BELCO.
With the level of reduction in energy usage made possible by SunPower panels you will be able to take advantage of the new energy rates imposed by the Energy Commission (EC).
The EC recently stated that residential kWh consumption below 700 kWh will not be subjected to rate increases by BELCO.
With the SunPower Solar Starter Kit, when you receive your monthly bill you will see a notable reduction in the amount of kWh you have bought from BELCO. You now ‘own your power’.
This is a one-time only offer for first-time buyers. Prices may vary depending on conditions.
• Tim Madeiros is the founder and CEO of Alternative Energy Systems Ltd (AES). For more information go to www.aes.bm or call 505-0804.