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1. Licenses / Accreditations / Certifications HELD DIRECTLY WITHIN AMBASSADOR ENERGY, INC. AE LEADS BY EXAMPLE! General Contractor B Solar C46 Electrical.

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2 Licenses / Accreditations / Certifications HELD DIRECTLY WITHIN AMBASSADOR ENERGY, INC. AE LEADS BY EXAMPLE! General Contractor B Solar C46 Electrical C10 Real Estate NABCEP x 2 [2 of 1600 in North America] 90 Kilowatt Commercial - Turlock, CA 50 kilowatt Commercial - San Jose, CA 25 kilowatt Residential - La Cresta, CA 10.2 kilowatt Residential - Cedar Hill, TX 8.0 kilowatt BIPV Residential - Riverside, CA 8.4 kilowatt Residential - Fallbrook, CA 6.3 kilowatt Residential - La Cresta, CA 20 kilowatt Residential - San Jose, CA 10.2 kilowatt Residential - Chico, CA 10.1 kilowatt Residential - Dallas, TX 9.3 kilowatt Residential - Murrieta, CA 9.6 kilowatt Residential - La Charles, LA 8.4 kilowatt Residential - Temecula, CA 8.6 kilowatt Residential - Oakland, CA 7.1 kilowatt Residential - Contra Costa, CA 6.3 kilowatt Residential - San Jose, CA 6.3 kilowatt Residential - Fallbrook, CA 3.1 kilowatt Residential - Dallas, TX 9.5 kilowatt Residential - San Diego, CA 9.6 kilowatt Residential - La Charles, LA 5.4 kilowatt Residential - Red Beach, CA 10.3 kilowatt Residential - Marin, CA 5.2 kilowatt Residential - Orange, CA 20.2 kilowatt Residential - Valencia, CA 10.0 kilowatt Commercial - Dallas, TX LISTED BELOW ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF AMBASSADOR ENERGY INSTALLATIONS OF VARIOUS SIZES: JUST A SAMPLE OF A GROWING LIST!

3 FED$ ITC Tax Credit of 30% of system until 2017 STATE$ Most states offer additional rebates! MEDIA FRENZY Exposure has never been easier for you or your clients! CONSUMER DEMAND Residential, Commercial & Government demand is growing! PANEL COSTS Material costs are at a historic low – Solar is now affordable

4 1 2 3 1. Sun shines on silicon panels and panels collect the sunlight 2. Layers of silicon convert it to DC current and wires run it to the inverter then the inverter converts DC current to AC current and wire runs AC current to the meter 3. Meter sends current to house and excess current gets sent to “the grid”

5 Panel Array Array by itself or multiple arrays equals the … System




9 We take several things into consideration: Your utility rates Your utility usage Your lifestyle – how & when do you use electricity? The condition of your roof/property Your current electrical panel capability The space available for panels The effects of shade Your desired offset – percentage provided by solar Your financial goals – total offset or find the “sweet spot”? Your overall motivation to go solar

10 Contract Signed We submit applicable rebate reservation We submit permit package with building department Permit Approved Materials are dropped on site Property preparation begins Racking is installed Panels are placed Electrical completion Post- Installation Final inspection from building department Possible inspection from utility Interconnection approved by utility You provide contract to your tax preparer for your 30% federal tax credit

11 What is PV? Unlike a solar hot water system that uses the sun’s energy to heat water, solar electric or photovoltaic technology uses the sun’s energy to make electricity. Learning from the word itself, the prefix “photo” means “produced by light,” and the suffix “voltaic” refers to “electricity produced by a chemical reaction.” PV technology produces electricity directly from the electrons freed by the interaction of sunlight with certain semiconductor materials, such as silicon, in the PV module. The electrons are collected to form a direct current (DC) of electricity. What size system do I need for my X square foot house? The size of your home isn’t the issue, but rather what your average electricity bills are and how much of that average bill you would like to offset. How much you want to offset will dictate the system size and cost. When is the best time to install solar? The best time to install solar was last year and will always be last year. Solar electricity is getting more and more expensive as the rebates drop and the panel prices increase. Fortunately electricity rates are increasing at a faster rate than the price of solar! How long will my solar system last? Most solar panels come with a 25 year power output guarantee and are expected to last at least twice that long. The power output guarantee on the solar panels is provided by the manufacturer of the panels and states that at the end of the 25th year, the solar panel will still produce a minimum of 80% of their original power output. How will the weather affect my solar electric system? Solar electric systems are designed to withstand all weather conditions. Lightning, wind up to 80 miles per hour, and extreme temperatures are all things your solar system can handle. However, these conditions will temporarily reduce its energy production. Can PV systems produce power on cloudy days? Yes. Although a PV system may receive 80-90% less sunlight on a cloudy day, the modules can still generate electricity.

12 Does PV add to the Resale Value of my home? PV “System Resale Value” for your home is based upon research published in the Appraisal Journal which concluded that “The increase in appraisal value for a home is about twenty (20) times the annual reduction in operating costs due to energy efficiency measures.”. To calculate System Resale Value the first year annual utility savings is multiplied by twenty (20). Source: Evidence of Rational Market Valuations for Home Energy Efficiency, Appraisal Journal, Nevin/Watson. What does the term TOU rate mean? Time-Of-Use Rates: Each day (weekday or weekend) is broken into timer periods, such as Off-Peak (base rate), Morning Part-Peak, Peak, and Afternoon Part-Peak. Your utility may charge different rates for each of their periods. The goal with TOU is to choose it if, and only if, you believe that during the expensive times of day, you will be using less solar than you produce, thus selling it to them during the expensive time and buying it in the evening when the rates are lower. For most families, TOU is a good choice. What happens during a power outage? With a grid connected solar PV system, the inverter will automatically disconnect itself from the utility grid when there is a power outage. This is to prevent back feeding the grid and putting engineers working to restore power in danger. But, if you have a grid connected PV system with battery back up it will automatically switch to backup power with little detection. Both these systems will automatically hook back up to grid once power is restored. Will my system have batteries? Usually only if the system is ‘Off-Grid’. Batteries will be essential for the storage of electricity so you can use electrical equipment when there is no sunlight. Grid Connected PV systems don’t need batteries, however, you can have batteries with a grid connected installation if you wish to have power during power cuts, you need to determine this before the installation. Do PV systems work well in the cold? Yes. In fact, photovoltaic systems generate more power when the temperature is lower. Because of the shorter hours of daylight and lower angles of the sun in winter, PV modules do generate less energy than in summer.

13 Two studies [the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory] offer new motivation for homeowners looking to go green, but are daunted by the high cost of solar systems: The units raise the value of houses when they’re sold. Houses with solar panels sell for an average of 3.5 percent more, or roughly $17,000, than comparable houses without the energy-saving devices, a pair of recent studies said. By: Eric Wolff – North County Times 2011 “…resulting in an incremental home value of $10 to around $25 for every $1 reduction in annual fuel bills. Regression analysis of American Housing Survey data confirms this hypothesis for national and metropolitan area samples…” The Appraisal Journal - Rick Nevin & Gregory Watson

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