Could Your Home Benefit from a Solar Energy System?

Homeowners who are searching for additional ways to reduce their carbon footprints, lower energy bills, and add value to their property, should consider adding a solar energy system. Solar units, also called solar photovoltaic systems, have a reputation for being expensive, but due to government incentive programs, many homeowners are finding that this is becoming an affordable option. Before you make any investment into a new solar energy system, we want to provide you with the best information. Keep reading to learn more about solar energy and then give us a call to schedule a consultation with one of our solar energy specialists at My Chino Hills Electrician Hero.

Types of Solar Energy Systems

Monocrystalline Silicon (Mono-silicon)

  • Most common solar unit
  • Generates the greatest amount of energy per inch
  • Efficient design
  • Requires only a few panels
  • Drawback: Bulky and can affect over-all capacity

Polycrystalline Silicon

  • Cheaper to manufacture
  • Cheaper investment for homeowners
  • Drawback: The small size of this system makes it less efficient than mono-silicon

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

  • Aesthetically pleasing, creates a seamless look between solar unit and regular building materials
  • Solar panels are designed to look like roof shingles
  • Great replacement option for other building materials
  • Can off-set costs when used in new construction
  • Drawback: Can be slightly more expensive.

3 Benefits of Solar Energy Systems

Energy Independence

Solar energy is renewable and available to anyone at any time. The same can’t be said for fossil fuels that fluctuate is price and could be limited in the future.

Reduce Greenhouse Gases

When we use the sun to create energy, we are creating a healthier earth because we’re not damaging the ozone layer. Using fuel sources for energy such as wood, oil, or coal has the opposite effect because we are releasing poisonous gases into the air like methane and carbon dioxide.

Increasingly Cost Effective

40+ years ago, solar power system costs in residential homes didn’t make much sense. The cost associated with the installation of the unit were too great and homeowners couldn’t recoup their investment. Today, that isn’t the case. Solar panel installation is cheaper than ever. In fact, it costs 100 times less today than 40 years ago. In addition, tax credit by state and federal governments can make purchasing a solar energy system very cheap.

If you’re considering using solar energy, give us a call. We’ll answer all your questions and help you come up with a solar power system design that works best for your home. We’ll explain how even on cloudy days your solar panels will work without fail. Call My Chino Hills Electrician Hero at (909) 303-9330 to learn more about solar energy system and all your installation options.

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