PROVEN ENERGY
SYSTEMS

Why Choose Us for your Solar or Geo Project?

Who We Are

We are a renewable energy company, focused on the design, installation and service of alternative energy systems.  Our main focus is Solar Photovoltaics (PV), Solar Water Heating, and Ground Source Heat Pumps (Geothermal).  Energy efficiency consultations, education, and training are also available.
 

Currently serving St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, as well as all of Northern New York.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote alternative energy technologies in a way that allows everyone to become involved.  We are committed to the responsible design, installation and implementation of energy efficient systems.  We believe public education and knowledge is the key to moving the industry forward.  Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. 

Highly Qualified Team

Over fourteen combined years of experience designing, installing, and servicing Solar PV Systems makes us one of the most knowledgeable companies in the business.  Our diverse team of installers and designers is dedicated to providing the best Solar and Geothermal service in the North Country.

Our Certifications

NABCEP Certification
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Solar Programs & Frequently Asked Question

What do Solar PV panels do?

Solar panels convert the energy from the sun into electricity—even on cloudy days. Unlike power generated by fossil fuels, solar energy does not create noise, air, or water pollution. Solar panels, which are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day. Since most homes in the United States run on alternating current (AC) electricity, the DC electricity generated by solar panels is then converted into AC electricity through an inverter. You can use the converted electricity to power your home.

What are the environmental and health benefits of solar energy?

Solar is one of the cleanest forms of renewable energy. By switching to solar, you reduce your carbon footprint and help fight climate change. Solar also reduces the presence of harmful air pollutants like sulfur dioxide, a byproduct of gasoline extraction from oil, which can cause serious health problems. Ultimately, by going solar, you are contributing to a cleaner and healthier community.

Will I still be connected to the grid?

When you go solar, you will still be connected to the grid. This allows you to draw from the grid when your system is not producing all the electricity you may need. This also allows you to be compensated for providing power to the grid when you are producing more electricity than you need.

While most New Yorkers choose a grid-connected system, it is possible to go off the grid with solar if your house has energy storage capabilities, this can include a battery bank which can be sized and installed by our team. However, energy storage does present additional costs. Learn more at NYSERDA’s energy storage page.

What if the blue panels don't match the color of my house?

Solar panels are now offered in black. These black panels feature either entirely black panels with black trim, or black panels with silver trim. And of course the classic blue look is still offered.

What if I don't have enough roof space or my roof faces the wrong direction?

Proven Energy Systems also offers ground-mounted solar PV systems which can go anywhere in your yard. For some roofs that may be at a poor angle, we can increase production by slightly tilting the modules. The ideal location and angle can be determined by our experienced designers and advanced computer software.

How do the Solar PV cells work?

 PV cells allow particles of light, which are called photons, to knock electrons free from atoms and into a conducting wire. This process generates electricity, a form of power you can use just about anywhere.

What are the financial benefits of solar electricity?

By reducing the amount of electricity you pull from the grid, solar lowers your electricity bill. How much you can save depends on the current electricity rates in your area. Most of our customers are able to off-set 100% of their electricity bill each year. There may also be significant Federal, State, and Local tax credits for installing solar at your home.

How will I be compensated for the electricity I produce?

With solar, your home can go from being an energy consumer to being an energy producer. Electric utilities will credit your bill for the power your home produces using solar panels. You’ll only pay for electricity if you use more than what your solar panels generate during that billing cycle. Any excess electricity you produce that month becomes a credit on your next electricity bill.

Interested in learning even more about Solar and the associated incentives and tax credits?

Check out the NYSERDA's NY-SUN information website by clicking the button below!

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