Alternative Energy Systems (AES) today announces the launch of SunPower Solar Starter Kits, which are designed to make switching to solar power easy and affordable for Bermudians. The kits feature industry-leading solar cell technology, include all necessary equipment and installation, and will result in immediate savings on homeowner energy bills.
The 1.44kW system will produce approximately 2,000kWh of energy per year, and requires only 80 sq. ft. of roof space. The kits start at $8,899 for first-time buyers of solar energy.
The SunPower Solar Starter Kit includes six SunPower 240watt AC panels, a SunPower web-based monitoring kit, a Belco Net Meter, complete installation and all government fees and permitting costs.
The solar panels feature SunPower Maxeon solar cell technology, which captures up to 50 percent more sunlight and conducts more electrical current than conventional solar cells. The panels feature an industry-leading 25-year warranty. The monitoring system allows homeowners to keep track of energy production in real time from anywhere in the world using a computer or smart device.
Tim Madeiros, CEO of AES, says the offer is intended to make solar technology attainable for all Bermudians: “The SunPower Solar Starter Kit is designed to make it easy and cost effective for homeowners to adopt solar power. And with financing options with Butterfield Bank, the Belco buy-back programme and government incentives, it makes sense for homeowners to switch to solar. We are excited to make this offer as part of our commitment to provide Bermudians with renewable and non-polluting energy services and to help them own their power.”
With the SunPower Solar Starter Kit, the savings on the homeowner’s energy bill will be immediate and at the end of each month, the electricity bill will show a notable reduction in the amount of kWh’s purchased from Belco. With the reduction in energy usage, solar customers could avoid rate increases by Belco as the Energy Commission recently stated that residential kWh consumption below 700kWh’s will not be subjected to rate increases.
Madeiros also states that solar power is an eco-friendly solution that perfectly complements other green initiatives such as electric cars and offers this scenario: “If you’re thinking about purchasing an electric car, a SunPower Solar Starter Kit will generate enough energy to offset the electricity required to charge the car at night so you can drive green on free energy for life!”
The special introductory $8,899 price will be offered through the end of August 2012 and is a one-time only offer for first-time buyers. Prices may vary depending on conditions.