The Do it Yourself Option
The cost of solar photovoltaic power modules has been drastically lowered over the past year or so and in an attempt to capitalize on these decreasing costs, Westinghouse Solar has introduced a line of “do-it-yourself” solar power kits for the home. The ease of installation and low cost of these kits are what make them so appealing to contractors and DIY homeowners, who have usually been put off by the high cost of a solar rooftop system.
The 20-panel "contractor" kit provides enough power for about 70% of a typical home's energy needs. Each rooftop solar kit includes Westinghouse Solar AC panels with integrated racking and inverters, roof brackets with fasteners, roof flashings and panel splices. All that needs to be added is wiring to the rooftop and a circuit breaker installed in the home's electrical service panel. Westinghouse Solar recommends that an electrician or other licensed professional provide an electrical code-compliant connection into the service panel.
Easy to install and even easier on your pockets…
Technology pioneered by Westinghouse Solar—specifically its AC solar panels with integrated racking, wiring, grounding and inverters—has made it much easier for contractors and DIY homeowners to install systems, further reducing installed costs. Many DIY customers do the system installation themselves and simply hire an electrician to run the wires from their rooftop solar panels to their home's electrical box, making the payback even faster. Westinghouse solar systems are reliable and high performing, and the modular design allows you to install Westinghouse Solar incrementally over time or all at once. In fact, 80% less parts than other systems means simple, faster installation. Between the lower solar photovoltaic prices and federal and state solar incentives, the payback on purchasing this DIY kit could be the shortest any solar energy payback has been yet!
Power for the way you live…
The Westinghouse Solar Power System is good for the planet, and even better for your budget. It will not only decrease your dependency on foreign and fossil-fueled energy sources, but will dramatically reduce - in some cases even eliminate - your energy bill.
The Westinghouse Warranty
You have our word on it. Every Westinghouse Solar Power System is backed by the proven reliability of the Westinghouse name. Our warranty covers panels for 25 years, inverters for 15 years.
5-25% more energy than other solar panels…
Advanced solar cell technology efficiently captures and converts more of the sun’s energy into more usable power for you, while technology on each panel ensures you achieve maximum power production.
Safe, reliable AC Power
Unlike the high-voltage DC current powering ordinary systems, Westinghouse Solar Power systems feature a built-in technology that delivers safe AC power. In addition, our innovative design guards the system from the corrosive effects of sun, wind and rain to provide decades of optimal performance.