Solar Technology

Solar system components and innovation


A solar energy system is built of many different components working together to generate clean energy for your home.

As one of the most trusted brands in America, ADT Solar works with some of the top manufacturers in the field to help build a reliable and efficient home energy system for you. The equipment we offer is backed by strong warranties and will supply energy to your home for years to come.

Solar panels

Panels are the foundation of any solar energy system. When evaluating solar panels, ADT Solar considers capacity, reliability, longevity, efficiency, aesthetics and a host of other important variables. ADT Solar works with only the best solar panel manufacturers in the U.S., and the dependability of their products allows us to offer the strongest warranties in the business.

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Microinverters are often overlooked but are essential to making the energy generated in solar panels into electricity that can be used in the home. By converting the panels direct current to appliance-friendly alternating current, microinverters play a critical role in any solar energy system.  Having the best microinverter is important for reliability and efficiency, but recent advances also allow your solar energy system to continue to supply power even when there’s an outage with your utility.

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Solar Batteries

Solar batteries are a great option for any solar energy system. They promote energy independence by allowing homeowners to store and use the solar energy they generate on their rooftop, while also protecting against blackouts and other grid power interruptions. A solar battery supplies peace of mind even during some of the worst weather. ADT Solar’s batteries are supplied by some of the most innovative manufacturers in the industry.

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Monitoring apps

A battery is a dynamic and valuable part of a home’s energy system. Charging it and using its stored energy at different times can really maximize the value. Solar batteries come with sophisticated software that helps you maximize your battery’s efficiency and longevity. The software can even check the weather forecast and schedule storage and usage times accordingly, or even ensure that your battery is fully charged when an outage is likely.

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EV charging

Yes, you can charge your electric car using solar panels. Your clean-energy mileage may vary, but a rule of thumb estimate is that you need about ten additional solar panels to charge your EV with solar power. By using the power of the sun to power your ride, you’re helping keep more fossil fuel in the ground and helping change the way we power our future.

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Smart Home Technology

Integrating smart home technology into your home ensures that the energy generated with your solar energy system is used as efficiently as possible. By ensuring that lights, appliances, and other electric gadgets are only on when they need to be on and off when you’re away from home or not using them, you can make your home even more efficient and environmentally friendly.

The best technology is the technology you can count on. ADT Solar rigorously evaluates all the hardware and software we use. That care is why we’ve been one of the most trusted brands in America for 148 years.

Solar Innovation

Keyoka Kinzy
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Can you charge an EV with solar panels?

Just imagine pushing the accelerator on the latest sleek EV, feeling it take off quicker than your old gas guzzler ever did, and knowing that the energy you’re sending to your motor was generated on your home’s roof and comes from the sun. Zoom, Zoom, indeed! Can you charge an EV with solar panels? Absolutely!…

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Daren Wang
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RE+ Conference shows off tech for today and tomorrow

At ADT Solar, we’re still sometimes amazed at the technology we install every day. The idea that you can install something on your roof that generates energy from sunlight is kind of mind-blowing. But this past week, we went to RE+, the largest convention for renewable energy technology in the country, and the new technology…

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Tara Grant
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Solar panel efficiency: which solar panels are most efficient?

Why does solar panel efficiency matter? When you’re going solar, you probably want to know how to get the most from your solar energy system. How do you do that? You’ve got to understand solar panel efficiency. Not all solar panels are the same. They come in different sizes and different finishes. But efficiency might…

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