Solar Panel Installations
There are two different options for solar panel installation that you may want to consider for your Sacramento, CA home or business.
Each has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. The first method of installation, and by far the most popular in Sacramento, is a roof installation. This means that the solar panels are affixed directly to your roof. Obviously, this only works for homes that are not shaded over by large trees, so if you have old, established trees in your yard you will have to have them pruned to ensure that your roof has full sunlight. This method of solar panel installation is extremely popular because it is the most space-efficient.
Your roof is unproductive space, and putting solar panels on it turns it into productive space. The drawback to roof installation of solar panels is that you have to work with the existing orientation of your home and roof. Wherever the best spot and the most room is for the solar panels, that is where they will have to go, regardless of whether they could produce more electricity at a different orientation or at a different angle. This can lead to a reduction in efficiency, so you may see your roof solar panels operating at less than max efficiency.
The other option for solar panel installation is ground installation. Obviously, this takes up a lot more space, as you have to have ground space available with full sunlight where you can put the solar panels. In terms of space efficiency, this method is less efficient, because there are other things you could do with that space other than place solar panels. However, in terms of energy production, this is absolutely the most efficient method.
Solar panels operate at maximum efficiency when they are oriented at a 90-degree angle to the sun’s rays. This means that as the sun moves across the sky, and as the sun moves throughout the year, a ground solar panel can move as well to always be at a 90-degree angle to the sun. Thus from dawn till dusk your solar panels can be operating at max efficiency. Ground solar panel installation can even have programmable motors to automatically move the panels to catch the most sunlight every day of the year and every time of the day.
Residential Solar Panels Sacramento
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We will help you determine how many solar panels you will need to keep your home supplied with plenty of solar power, as well as how large a battery array you will require. Of course, solar panels only work when the sun is shining, and a lot of the time that you need power in your home is when it is dark outside. This is when you will have your lights lit, and many people watch TV in the evenings, run their appliances, and generally do electricity-consuming activities. Therefore a battery array is absolutely essential if you want to power your Sacramento home with residential solar panels.
On the other hand, if you are not interested in having a battery array, there is a solar panel option that may work perfectly for you. Battery-less solar panel installation involves keeping your home connected to the electric grid, and feeding the electricity you produce into the grid. The utilities company will then pay you for the electricity you produce, thus saving you money on your electric bill or even canceling out your electric bill altogether. There are state incentives you can take advantage of which will help you pay for your solar panels if you feed your solar energy into the grid. The goal of these programs is to get the electric grid to be run on green energy, rather than trying to make each and every home in Sacramento, CA energy independent. Of course, we will happily help you with either goal, whether you want to take your Sacramento home off the grid entirely, or whether you want to contribute to a greater cause by helping to run the electricity grid on green energy.
Whether you want an off the grid home or just want to lower the cost of your electric bills, solar panels are a great way to save on electricity and help the planet at the same time. Give us a call today and find out why we are Sacramento’s #1 solar panel resource!
Commercial Solar Panels Sacramento
One benefit that you will find from installing commercial solar panels is the wide variety power savings and a high power ROI.
Many businesses have flat roofs in Sacramento, CA, which means that solar panels can be installed on the rooftop the same way they can be on the ground: with a movable apparatus so that the panels can be adjusted to always catch the most sunlight possible. Solar panels are most efficient when they are placed at a 90-degree angle to the sun’s rays, so the most efficient solar array possible will actually move automatically to follow the sun. The motors to move the solar panels are of course themselves solar powered and use a timer so that you do not need to worry about it once they are programmed. You can even have your array of solar panels adjust throughout the year as the sun moves from south to north and back.
Being able to put this extremely versatile solar panel apparatus on your rooftop, which is usually wasted space, is one major benefit of commercial solar panels.
There are plenty of other interesting options for commercial solar panel installation, which make use of all the space you have available. For example, one interesting and popular kind of commercial solar panel installation involves putting transparent photovoltaic (PV) cells on your business’s windows. This way you still get plenty of sunlight into your Sacramento business while also generating electricity from the sunlight. There are other unique and innovative ways to incorporate solar panels into your business’ building, and we will be happy to discuss all possible options for your Sacramento, CA business.
There are many benefits to using solar power for your Sacramento business using commercial solar panels. The first benefit is financial: you will never have to pay another electric bill again! By making your business energy independent, you will be able to save money on your overhead operating costs and you will be able to simply make a one-time investment and afterwards have energy forever.
Another benefit to installing commercial solar panels is that you will be able to have your business powered by green energy. This may actually bring in additional customers or create a more loyal customer base as you will be seen to make ethical decisions for your company. Many customers buy on principles such as sustainability.