Solar Product Suite
Go Solar Group's product suite is tailored to help you meet your solar-powered purpose. What can our product line do for you?
Go Solar Group Solar Module Options
Go Solar Group's Prefered Solar Panel
Unless necessary or specified, Go Solar Group installs Axitec solar panels. These modules are high-quality German-engineered products at an affordable price.
- 315-watt panels
- Module Conversion Efficiency: 18.96%
- Half-cell technology
- Black on black design
- 15-year Product Warranty: Covers manufacturer defects.
- 25-year Production Warranty: guarantees 85% of original power output over the first 25 years and 90% over the first 15 years.
Premium Module Options
We recognize that the Axitec modules we offer are not a perfect match for everyone, which is why we offer premium panel options. If a customer requests premium panels or the roof has limited space, we will install one of the following solar panels instead:
These solar panels do cost more, which is why we don't install them on all of our solar installs.
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There is a lot that goes into a quality solar panel. Determining which one to use shouldn't be taken lightly.
Solar Inverter: SolarEdge
For a solar array to perform optimally, it is best to pair solar panels with a quality inverter. Go Solar Group uses SolarEdge inverters on all of its solar installations. These string inverters are perfect for a wide range of solar designs because of the power optimizers installed with each solar panel. Below are some of the reasons why we use SolarEdge inverters and how power optimizers contribute to these benefits.
Benefits of SolarEdge Inverters
Go Solar Group uses SolarEdge because of the benefits that come with this inverter brand. SolarEdge inverters have a wide inverting range, fewer inverter losses, aren't as bulky and come with a quality warranty.
Wide DC to AC Inverting Range
Each SolarEdge inverter can handle between 3kW – 11.4kW. This wide range in power, converting from direct to alternating current, means homes with higher energy needs still only need one inverter.
No matter which inverter used, there is some loss in electricity when current converts from direct to alternating. SolarEdge inverters, however, have 33%-50% less electricity loss than the industry standard.
Inverter Weight and Size
SolarEdge inverters are also significantly lighter and smaller than other inverters on the market. These factors make them easier to install and less noticeable.
Often inverters only have 10-year warranties, which means their life expectancy is shorter than solar panels. This warranty difference could mean that the customer would have to replace the inverter before the system needs to be retired. While SolarEdge inverters come with a 12-year warranty, customers can purchase a 20-25-year extended warranty.
The Reason We Use Solar Edge: Power Optimizers
The reason SolarEdge inverters stand apart from other string inverters is the addition of power optimizers to each of the solar panels. Power optimizers are a device that helps increase the amount of direct current produced by each solar panel.
Power optimizers positively impact the solar array in several ways. Some of these positives include:
- Increased array design flexibility
- Decreased impact of shaded modules on the production of the solar array
- Module-level monitoring: available for arrays that also use SolarEdge monitoring.
- Increased power conversion efficiency
- Compliant with NEC 2017's requirement for a module-level rapid shutdown.
Solar Panel Racking
Roof Mounts: Everest
Go Solar Group uses Everest railing for all of its roof mount installations. Some of the reasons we use this railing brand include:
- Compatible with most roof types
- Easy installation
- Open-box rail for better module wiring management
Ground Mounts: Iron Ridge
Go Solar Group uses Iron Ridge railing for its ground-mount solar installations. Although these mounting systems are more expensive, it is worth it because they provide increased rail strength. Ground mounts don't have a roof to support the solar panels, which means the quality of the railing has more influence on the array's durability.
Solar Array Monitoring: SolarEdge
5-year GMS Card
All Go Solar Group installations now include this monitoring type.
- Uses cellular data to connect the array to the monitoring system.
- Module Level Monitoring
- System Performance Visibility
- Easy access from computer, smartphone, or tablet
- Improved operations and maintenance capabilities
WiFi or Ethernet Connectivity
While monitoring through cellular data is more reliable, not everyone wants to use this option. If customers don't want SolarEdge monitoring via cellular data, they can choose to connect the monitoring platform through their WiFi or Ethernet.
For an additional cost, customers can also use SolarEdge monitoring to track their energy consumption. This added monitoring feature allows the customer to determine how much energy they are using so they can determine where they need to cut back.
Home Battery: Tesla Powerwall
Home batteries allow homeowners to power their entire home with batteries. We want to provide our customers with the best product selection possible, which is why Go Solar Group is a certified Tesla Powerall installer.
Tesla Powerwall 2 Specs
- Battery Type: Li-ion
- Capacity: 13.5 kWh
- Max Continuous Charge/Discharge: 5 kW
- Max Peak for 10 seconds: 7 kW
- Dimensions: 45.3in x 29.6in x 5.75in
- 30 amp or less with 1 Powerwall
- Need 2+ for Whole Home backup
- Warranty: 10-year limited warranty
To accurately monitor the Powerwall, Tesla offers a monitoring app specific to the Powerwall. This app allows customers to see the charge level of their Powerwall, dictate and see where their power comes from, monitor current consumption, and look at the Powerwall's history.
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Home batteries are a great way to increase control over your solar energy production. Learn more about the Powerwall and what it has to offer you.
Emergency Battery Backup Options: Goal Zero
Not every homeowner needs or wants a home battery. At Go Solar Group, we carry a variety of Goal Zero battery backup products because they allow our customers to purchase the amount of battery backup that best meets their needs.
Goal Zero Yeti Batteries
Goal Zero's Yeti Batteries are lithium-ion batteries with built-in ports, allowing customers to plug a verity of devices into it during an emergency or an adventure. As part of our product offering at Go Solar Group, we carry two Yeti battery sizes.
The Yeti 1400 is a smaller backup battery option. It can store up to 1425 watts of power, which can power the average fridge for about 23 hours. This battery backup option is best for those that only need the essentials during a grid failure.
- Battery Type: Li-ion NMC
- Capacity: 1.4 kWh
- Weight: 43.7 lbs
- Dimensions: 10.1 x 15.3 x 10.4 in
- 10 ports
- WiFi connected
- Shelf-life: Charge every 3-6 months
- Warranty: 1 year
The Yeti 3000 provides twice as much power, so homeowners with greater energy needs can keep their essentials running during a power outage. On a full charge, this battery can keep the average fridge running for up to 50 hours.
- Battery Type: Li-ion NMC
- Capacity: 3 kWh
- Weight: 68.6 lbs
- Weight (cart only): 8.9 lbs
- Dimensions: 10.1 x 15.3 x 13.1 in
- 10 ports
- WiFi Connected
- MPPT Pre-Installed, which results in a 40% faster charge
- Wheeled cart with a telescoping handle
- Shelf-life: Charge every 3-6 months
- Warranty: 1 year
Tank Batteries for Increased Storage
Tank batteries are lead-acid batteries used to add extra energy storage to a Yeti battery. These storage additions give homeowners with greater energy needs than a Yeti battery, but limited funds a way to power their needs without having to purchase a home battery.
- Battery Type: Lead-acid (AGM)
- Capacity: 1.2 kWh
- Weight: 77.1 lbs
- Dimensions: 15.5 x 7.5 x 10.5 in
Another way to Charge Your Batteries: 200 Boulder Panels
Boulder panels are portable solar panels created by Goal Zero. These solar panels allow Goal Zero's battery backup options to charge with the sun without having to be at home. The 200 boulder briefcase is two 100-watt monocrystalline solar panels linked together and designed to carry with ease and set up anywhere.
Go Solar Group's Level 1 and 2 Battery Backup
At Go Solar Group, we have separated the above Goal Zero emergency backup products between two different battery backup options. Customers that want to cover their essentials should take a look at our level 1 battery backup. While those that feel they need a little more power, but not a home battery, would be best served with our level 2 battery backup.
Smart Thermostat: Nest E
Solar and smart thermostats are a power couple. The smart thermostat helps the homeowner conserve energy and the solar array helps them generate clean power. This dynamic duo is why Go Solar Group offers the Nest Thermostat E.
- Compatibility: Integrates with 85% of 24V heating and cooling systems
- Energy savings pay for itself in two years
- Automatically turns down the temperature when you aren't home
- Control it from anywhere
- 1-year if installed by an uncertified installer
- 3 years if installed by a certified installer