Harness the Sun’s Power
LaPlante Electric uses state-of-the-art Energy Storage Solutions (including supercapacitors!) to ensure the reliability, safety and security of your home’s power.
No other company can compete with us. We say that, not only because we’ve been serving this community for nearly half a century, but because our master electricians have over 100 years of cumulative experience.
We also provide unmatched customer service and work quality, and we remain hyper-focused on our changing energy needs every day.
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Why Solar is One of the
Best Investments YOU Can Make
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What Are the Benefits of Solar Panels?
- Save money immediately and over time
- Decrease your carbon footprint
- Reduce or eliminate electric bills
- Less reliance on the utility companies
- Increase your home’s value
- Sell solar credits (ask us how to capitalize on your excess energy!)
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels work by capturing sunlight and converting it into electricity.
Each panel is made up of small cells, called photovoltaic cells. When sunlight hits these cells, direct current (DC) electricity is created. A component of your solar energy system, called a solar inverter, transforms the DC electricity into AC electricity, which can be used to power your home or business.
The AC electricity is sent directly to your electrical panel and distributed throughout your home or building as needed. Any excess electricity that’s generated is sent to a solar battery, where it can be stored for later use, or to the electric grid.
The solar electricity that you send to the electric grid accumulates credits, thanks to a solar incentive program called net metering. These credits can be used to purchase electricity from the grid when your solar power system is not producing enough power to meet your needs.
If you install solar batteries, you’ll have the added benefit of being able to power your home or business during an outage. Most grid-tied solar energy systems are automatically turned off during a power outage to protect grid workers from unexpected power surges.
Systems with battery storage, however, can temporarily disconnect from the grid and stay on during an outage. This allows you to generate your own power and run your home while the electric grid is down.