Solar can be installed for residences to save money, increase energy efficiency, and reduce energy costs.
What is solar energy?
Solar energy is a form of renewable energy generated by capturing the sun’s energy and converting it into usable electricity. The most common way to do this is through solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels. These panels are made of several solar cells, made of a semiconductor material (typically silicon) that absorbs the sun’s energy and converts it into electrical energy. Californians can use the electricity generated by solar panels to power homes, businesses, and other buildings. They can also be stored in batteries for later use. Solar energy is considered a clean and sustainable energy source because it does not produce greenhouse gases or other pollutants. It is also a renewable energy source because the sun will continue to shine for billions of years. We aim to make this transition to renewable energy smooth and easy for you.
How does solar power work?
Solar power uses solar panels to convert the energy from the sun into usable electricity. The process begins when light from the sun strikes the solar panels, which are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells. These cells are made of a semiconductor material, typically silicon, that absorbs the energy from the sunlight and converts it into electrical energy. Each solar cell has a positive and a negative layer, which creates an electric field. When the semiconductor material absorbs the sunlight, it causes the electrons in the material to become excited and move around, creating a flow of electricity. This flow of electricity is then channeled into an inverter/microinverter, which converts the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used to power homes and buildings. The electricity generated by the solar panels can be used immediately to power your home or business, or it can be stored in batteries for later use. It can also be sent back to the grid, allowing you to earn credits or cash back from your utility company. For more information, contact us today or check out our blog posts.
Is solar a good investment?
Installing a solar system on a residential home in California is a good investment that provides a number of benefits, including
- Cost savings: By generating your own electricity, you will save money on your increasing utility bills. California has a high cost of electricity, and installing a solar system will help reduce this cost for homeowners.
- Government incentives and Tax credits: California offers a variety of incentives to encourage homeowners to install solar systems. This includes a 30% solar tax credit that you will get once your home has a solar system installed. Federal and state tax credits can help offset the cost of installation, making it more affordable for homeowners. Check out our blog on the most updated California incentives and credits you can benefit from.
- Increase property value: Installing a solar system can also increase the value of a home, making it more attractive to potential buyers. According to a study conducted by Zillow and confirmed by Forbes. Your property value increases by at least 4% after installing a solar system.
- Energy independence: With a solar system, homeowners can generate their own electricity and become less reliant on the traditional power grid. This can be especially beneficial during power outages or other disruptions to the grid.
- Net metering: California has a net metering program that allows homeowners to earn credits or cash back from their utility company for any excess electricity their solar system generates and sends back to the grid.
- Environmental benefits: Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source, which means it does not produce any greenhouse gases or other pollutants. Solar energy allows homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and join us in helping combat climate change.
How to get started?
Before installing solar, it is critical to identify accurate, customized information for your property and needs. Let’s connect you to the planet with Planet Connection Inc.
- Once we have made contact and concluded that your home is eligible for a solar system, we will determine the plan we will execute from start to finish, covering all bases so you do not have to worry about anything. We understand that working with multiple companies to cover different parts of your project can get tiring, overwhelming, and expensive. Clients often complain about the lack of communication and service when dealing with multiple companies for their home needs. The hassles of arranging and making sure things are done right are something we would like to take off your shoulders. We aim to provide outstanding service to ensure a smooth and happy process. We will provide you with as much knowledge as you require to have security in Planet Connection Inc. doing your project.
- Once we have installed your system, your electricity will be powered by clean, sustainable, and renewable energy that can power your home. This will eliminate your electricity bills and benefit your environment instantly!