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Going Solar With Sunshine

We're so glad you're here!

Below, you will discover the entire process of adopting solar.

This proposal is from a real solar installation by Sunshine Renewable Solutions. The name and address have been changed for privacy. Enjoy! 

1. Proposal Request

After assessing the Smith household’s energy consumption using their utility bills, we designed a custom-fitted solar energy system and made projections for their system production, return on investment and carbon offset. We then presented it to them in an easy-to-read proposal you will find below. This information prepares you to make the best possible decision in your solar buying process. 

Below you'll find a proposal that will walk you through what to
expect when going solar with Sunshine Renewable Solutions!

Why go solar?

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INVEST IN YOUR HOME

According to a study by Berkeley National Labs, a solar installation can improve a home’s market value by 20%*

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INVEST IN THE ENVIRONMENT

The amount of clean energy you generate in each year compared to conventional utilities will be equivalent to:

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Driving

383,893 Fewer Miles

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Growing

4,134 Tree Seedlings for 10 years

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Taking

34 passenger cars off the road per year.

 
*Selling Into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes”. Hoen, Ben and Wiser, Ryan et al, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy”

Your Solar Energy System

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System Size (DC)

EST. YEAR-1 PRODUCTION

102%

of your energy generated from solar

Your solar system will employ the latest in smart-solar technology

COMPONENTS

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Peimar SG300M (BF)

Inverter(s)

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. SE10000A-US (240V)

10.50 KW

14,977 kWh

100%

of your electric bill saved from solar
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What is the cost of not
going solar?

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM RISING ELECTRICITY RATES

Energy prices are projected to increase every year. A solar investment protects against these hikes and keeps generating more and more value every year

How much will you save
with solar?

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$11,444

How much you’ll save on energy in 20 years*

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WITHOUT SOLAR

$150

Est. monthly utility bill

$268

Est. monthly utility bill in 20 years

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WITH SOLAR

$0

Est. monthly utility bill

$17

Est. monthly utility bill in 20 years

*Estimated savings after the system purchase, financing, and operating costs. Assumes utility rates increase 3% per year, and cashflows discounted at 3.0%.

Cashflow

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EST. Year-1 Monthly Energy Bill

$150 Without Solar

-$0 With Solar

$150 Est. Year-1Monthly Savings

 

$28,665 System Cost

-$8,600 Federal Tax Credit

$20,066 Net System Cost

*Estimated savings after system purchase, financing, and operating costs. Assumes utility rates increase 3% per year, and cashflows discounted at 3.0%

What people are saying!

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“I very much enjoyed working with both Sid and Jeff at Sunshine Renewable Solutions. They were professional and capably completed the installation of a 13.2 kW solar energy system at our home. All of the 7 references I called were unequivocally positive about their installations. The system has just come online and is generating the expected amount of power to offset our yearly consumption. We have had no issues with their work and highly recommend them.”

David purchased a 13.2 kW system in 2018.

We have been wanting solar for the last 5 years, and have reviewed at least 5 companies. We almost went with a big solar provider, but then we came across Sunshine Renewable Solutions. We got top-quality panels and materials for a very good price. The whole process from the contract sign to the final installation was done smoothly and quickly. I highly recommend this company.”

Doksha purchased an 11.1 kW system in 2018

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Solar FAQs

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If the grid goes down, will my home still be powered by solar?​

In short, without a battery backup system, your solar energy system will shut down immediately in the event of a grid outage. This is required by law as a protection against back-feeding power into the lines as they are being serviced.

How much maintenance is necessary?

To ensure your solar system runs at peak efficiency, we recommend simply rinsing off your panels with a garden hose if ever you’re able to see a change in their color resulting from collection of dust or pollen.

Will my HOA allow me to install solar panels?

In Texas, HOAs are not legally able to disallow installation of a residential solar energy system. If they ask that some or all of your panels be relocated to another roof surface for aesthetic reasons, we are simply required to show that those panels will produce at least 10% more power when placed as designed.

What warranties will cover my system?

Sunshine Renewable Solutions only installs new products with full manufacturer’s warranties. These warranties typically range from 12 to 25 years, and are complemented by our industry-leading 30-year workmanship warranty. Once you’ve added your system to your homeowner’s insurance policy, it will be protected against force major damage.

Can I sell excess energy back to my electric provider?

Yes, as long as your provider offers net metering. We can help you find out and will even cover your cost to switch providers if we find a better option in your area. These credits can typically be rolled over year-over-year and some providers even offer cash back. 

Our process

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CONSULTATION & SYSTEM DESIGN

Evaluate unique needs of household and design custom-fitted solution.

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SECURE FINANCING (if required)

Choose the right loan product for your project.

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FINALIZE SALES CONTRACT (40% due)

Sign off on final system design and contract terms.

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PERMITTING

Secure municipal, utility, & H.O.A. approval for your solar system.

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INSTALLATION (50% due upon completion)

Professional installation of your solar system, typically done within 5 days.

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SAVINGS (10% due)

Final inspection, power up solar system, generate your own clean power.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to help you achieve your goal of powering your home with clean, renewable energy that you own. Our mission at Sunshine Renewable Solutions is “doing good by our community and the environment that sustains it,”You represent our next opportunity to further this objective. Together, we can drastically reduce atmospheric C02 emissions – and save you a bunch of money in the process! We hope you’re excited by the solar energy solution we’ve designed for your home. We’re excited to help you get started toward making it a reality. 

-The Sunshine Renewable Solutions Team

Disclaimers:

This proposal was prepared and presented to you by Sunshine Renewable Solutions. The information provided in this proposal is a preliminary estimate for illustration purpose only and is not a binding agreement or obligation. Actual system production and savings are not guaranteed. The syste, design may change based on a detailed engineering site audit. A solar energy system is customized for your home, so its pricing, actual system production and savings will vary based on the final positioning, system size, design, configuration, utility rates, applicable rebates, tax benefits realized, and your household’s energy usage. The following are best-effort projections based on all available information at the time that this solar energy system was designed, including the latest solar irradiance data from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). We take our projections very seriously and do our best to ensure that they are accurate and thorough every time.

Financing terms may vary and are not available in all locations. Tax credits and incentives, if any, are not guaranteed. This proposal is not an approval for a loan, and all financing terms are subject to approval.

Key Proposal Assumptions:

The information provided in this proposal, such as savings calculations, is based on the following assumptions:

Utility Assumptions:

    • Utility Company – CenterPoint Energy
    • Current Utility Rate – 12.3¢
    • Current Estimated Annual Utility Bill – $1,800
    • Annual Utility Price Inflation – 3%

System Assumptions:

  • System Size – 10.50 kW
  • Annual System Degradation due to soiling and general wear – 99.5%
  • Total System Cost – $28,665

(If you’d like Sunshine Renewable Solutions to design a solar energy system for your household and provide you with a custom proposal like the one above, get started by signing up for a free site inspection here.)

2. Engineering + Permitting

Engineering begins as soon as your contract has been signed. Yippee! We task our professional engineers with re-designing your system for maximum output following all safety protocols and guidelines. Once finished, you will receive the final design for approval.

Once you’ve approved of our design, the permitting process begins. Permitting is admittedly the longest portion of the process, but we work closely with our contacts in every Texas city to expedite get your system up and running as quickly as possible. During this phase, we will pull all of the necessary permits and work with your utility to plan inspections. When we get the all clear, materials are shipped locally and we prepare for a timely installation.

3. Installation

We pride ourselves in top-quality workmanship. Our installation teams are comprised of some of the most experienced and talented professionals in the business. As is the case with most Sunshine systems, the Smiths’ installation went from delivery of materials to a completed system worthy of showing off to their neighbors within three days’ time!

Installing PV panels:

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Newly installed inverter:

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4. Monitoring

As soon as we turned on the Smiths’ solar system, they were able to begin monitoring its realtime health and production from anywhere in the world, right from their phone. This feature was enabled by their ‘smart’ inverter, which is connected to their home wifi. What’s more, we also have access and continually monitor their system to ensure that everything is operating as expected.

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5. Savings

The Smith’s solar energy system has been producing very nicely during the sunny days of spring. Below is an actual invoice from their electric provider which shows a credit to their account of $103.30. Yes, they owe -$103.30! This is because of a feature of their electric plan called ‘one-to-one net metering.’ In short, this means that any power generated by the Smiths’ solar energy system in excess of the amount they consume is actually purchased from the Smiths by Green Mountain for the same price per kWh that the Smiths pay.

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Solar energy for your Texas home.

Our selection of solar panels and equipment at Sunshine Renewable Solutions is top-of-the-line, and we are proud to offer our solar customers a wide variety of solar panels and inverters for their homes. We offer our residential customers solar panels from the best companies in the market, such as LG, Panasonic, Silfab and REC.  Additionally, we offer energy storage to protect your home so you never have to worry about losing power!

Our headquarters is located in Houston, TX, and also have local offices in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Amarillo, and El Paso.  These offices allow you to work closely with your local solar panel installer to complete your project fast and accurately.  

Regardless of what your residential solar panel needs are, we are sure you’ll be impressed by our turnkey approach.  We look forward to working with you!

(832) 402-6835