Imperial Design LLC

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Not everyone can build a complete homestead that is 100% self sufficient, but we can all do something for our homes...for our families. Experiencing economy and nature through solar, right in our homes, enables us and strengthens our core beliefs of community/nation, which we believe is desperately needed in our day. 

Imperial Design serves the Yavapai County for homesteading needs. Our primary task is that of designing solar projects, through who we believe are the two best solar companies in the nation: SunPower and POWUR. You can see more about SunPower and POWUR by visiting their websites.

SunPower is the only solar company in America that has its own product and its own bank. This enables SunPower to remain a very reliable contender in the solar industry...37 years, which is a long time for a solar company. This business model is ideal for those who do not need the custom installs such as ground mounts and corrugated roofs. They are proud to be "old school". Their business model has been working for a very long time, and they see no need to modify it. Most of the publically traded companies are cutting corners to compete with SunPower's reputation, which leaves a lot of their clients unhappy, due to the poor quality of equipment, etc, they have to push.

POWUR is a "Public Benefit Corporation". This is the future business model for solar, we do believe, as it is not just about profit, but about serving the community. They are not a manufacturer like SunPower, but they have a different edge, which has more to do with selection of equipment, as well as installers. Many of the "broker type" solar companies have neither manufacturing nor specialized designing of systems. They shoot for the cookiecutter houses that are found in the metropolitan areas. This is because they are bound by their financial investors to focus on VOLUME!

The PBC model of POWUR is much different because it is not a publicly traded broker-model that has to achieve certain numbers in order to survive the stock market. One of the main benefits we like about POWUR is that they are flexible with their equipment and installing. Most homes in the Prescott/quad city area are different and need specialized installers. The cookie cutter model fails drastically at this because their teams only know one way, and will push equipment that they do not even believe is sound. This is because of the top down structure they have to submit to.

Solar is a changing industry in America, and Imperial Design is fully aware of this. We can help you like no other solar designer.

Call Imperial Design for questions and appointments anytime 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday.

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There is just no reason to shop Chinese panels when we are in such a manufacturing crisis in America. Quality control is another issue with panel manufacturing. Here is a list of America's best selection of solar panels. Imperial Design wants to help you with one of the top three.

  1. Sun Power (America, Australia, Mexico)
  2. REC, Alpha series,  (America, Singapore)
  3. Q Cells,  (America)
  4. Jinko Solar 
  5. Panasonic 
  6. Jinko Solar 
  7. Q Cells  (black back sheet)
  8. LG Neon 
  9. Meyer Burger 
  10. REC Alpha 380

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All batteries are not created equal. For instance, battery systems like the Tesla do not recharge until the grid comes back on. This is unacceptable for crisis situations. Some batteries, like the LG, run hot, which is not ideal in the Southwest. The two battery systems we recommend are SunPower and Enphase

Sunpower Advantages:

  • Runs Cooler
  • Backs up 30 amp Breakers (well pumps) without adding a second battery
  • Continuous charging without the grid having to come back on

Enphase Advantages:

  • Most scalable battery. From large whole home, multiple battery systems, down to 'Sunlight Only', which is a lot less money than most batteries (no need to charge. Works when the sun is out, only. No battery, just advanced inverter design)

  • Continuous charging without the grid having to come back on

  • Prescott, Arizona, United States