Solar Panel Installation
The average home uses about 30 kWh/day of electricity, while the sun provides an average of 3.1 kW-hrs per day. This means the optimal solar setup for a single person’s home would be about 16 solar panels covering 100% of their electric needs and storing excess energy to power many other appliances.
Every house is different. Some homes can get by with as little as four panels, while others may need over thirty. The correct number for you depends on how big your roof is, what types of obstacles (tree lines, etc.) are present around your house, and perhaps most importantly: how much money you want to invest into this project. Our team will help you determine the best number of solar panels you need to purchase.
Solar panel installations can be mounted directly to your roof or placed on the ground if it is not feasible to mount them. Our team will also recommend the best place for you to purchase your solar panels, as there are many different options available, with trade-offs being cost vs. quality of the product.
Benefits Of Solar Panel
Incentives from your local utility company can offset the high initial cost of solar panels. You may even break even on the system in as little as five years in many instances. After that point, you gain all the benefits of having a renewable energy source and saving money every month!
Savings On Your Electric Bill
After installation, you will begin to see instant savings on your electric bill. The average home could save upwards of $1,000 per year with an optimized solar setup over standard electric rates. This is based on an estimated savings of 20% for Southern California Edison customers and 42% for Pacific Gas & Electric customers.*
In addition to being good for your wallet, solar energy is also better for the environment. Your house will produce no carbon emissions and use renewable resources. As long as humans live on Earth, it will benefit less pollution in our atmosphere. The federal government offers even additional incentives if you install solar panels.
Battery Pack Installation
Every solar setup needs a battery pack. When the sun goes down, your batteries typically take over until your solar panels start collecting your energy again. This means that if there is a blackout in your area overnight and your electric-powered appliances (such as your refrigerator) need to stay on, you can rely on your battery pack. This way, you don’t simply go without electricity until the power comes back on.
A typical battery is sufficient for most homeowners. But if you have special needs or are looking into using renewable energy as an alternative source of power, you may want something more complex that meets your specific needs.
The entire process generally takes between two and four days once we begin labor, depending on the size of the project and the existing infrastructure in place at your home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a solar system last?
A solar power system lasts 30-40 years. For homeowners looking to save money on their utility bills, the actual payback is around 4-5 years. After that, you start accruing savings and can expect to see a return on your investment in less than ten years.
Do solar panels need maintenance?
If you live in a place that sees significant amounts of rain or snow, the answer is yes. The good news is these are usually easy repairs to take care of yourself, or your installer can do it for a cost. If you live in an arid region where there isn't much weather, maintenance may not be necessary for 10+ years, depending on how often you use your system and if parts need to be replaced.
How long does it take for my solar system to power up?
It depends on your home and its setup, but generally, a typical solar panel will deliver the same amount of energy as a small appliance. For example, a one-square-foot panel will produce about 100 watts of electricity every hour. That same 100-watt panel will generate about 800 watts of electricity in a day while the sun is up.