Today's residential and commercial solar energy producing systems (a.k.a. photovoltaic systems or PV) are incredibly simple. When the solar panels are exposed to sunlight, the panels produce electric current. This current passed through a device called an inverter that conditions the power to sync with your utility power. Your home will use the solar generated power first, and the utility is there for nighttime use and additional power needs. When your system produces more power than is needed, the excess power goes out to the utility grid for a credit towards your utility bill.
One of the best parts of installing a solar energy producing system is that the homeowner trades up fuel sources and takes advantage of the practically unlimited and free sunshine. Ideally, this would be enough, and the home or business would be completely self-sufficient when it comes to energy, but the sun isn't always shining. However, with recent improvements to energy storage hardware, virtually any home can become independent. Most solar energy installations today rely on the existing utility and grid services for the backup instead of the local energy storage.
Stop Paying Rising Electricity Rates
Solar provides complete freedom from unpredictable utility rate increases. With solar power systems, the fuel is free so that you can lock in your energy costs.
- Lower your energy rates well into the future.
- Save money.
- Lower your carbon footprint.
We Have the Knowledge
Crafting the perfect solar system is an art form. There are several factors to take into consideration when designing a solar producing system such as your home's power needs, budget, roof design, area trees... the list goes on and on. It's a lot to take into account. But not to worry, with Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC, it's a task we are well equipped to handle!
Call us for an appointment today at (925) 421-0411 or use the form on this page.
Tax Incentives & Solar Rebates
The outlay of money to convert your home to a solar system is always the biggest concern. However, with tax credits and many affordable financing options, a solar system for your home can start giving you and your family positive returns in just a short time!