A Capital City Renewables solar project begins with an analysis of your local resource, electric usage, utility rate, and system siting. Systems are made up of racks of photovoltaic panels connected to an inverter to shuttle electricity onto the grid. Each collection of panels, called an array, is mounted on either a fixed-axis rack or on a rotating-axis tracker to follow the sun. Normally, the former is less costly, but the latter captures more of the suns energy. Additionally, trackers have moving parts, making them subject to more maintenance and repairs. The cost of the project and the power generated are determined by the system design. The sun shines everywhere, so solar power can be captured in urban and rural areas equally. The primary factor in designing your solar energy system is maximum access to sunlight. Secondarily, local electricity demands and system structure come into play. Wherever your location, solar power provides a multitude of benefits - cleaner power generation, self-sufficiency and money in your pocket.