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What’s the Hype with Solar Electricity?

solar-panels-installed-on-red-roofThe thing is, it’s not just hype. It’s a truly excellent solution to the increased energy usage our homes have accumulated in the past decade.

Solar electricity use results in increased energy efficiency, reduced electrical rates, improved reliability, and diminished emissions. It’s derived from the radiation of the sun, a powerful energy source that can be harnessed through the professional installation of solar panels.

The Energy Provided by the Sun for One Hour Can Meet the Global Energy Needs for One Year!

Through solar electricity, we’re able to harness about 0.001 percent of that energy. That may not sound like much, but it’s a lot! Solar energy and electricity has proved to be extremely advantageous—not only for the environment but for consumers’ wallets, too. The many benefits of solar electricity include:

The Sun Is a Renewable Energy Source

Among all the advantages of using solar panels and the energy of the sun is that it’s a completely renewable energy source. It can be harnessed no matter where in the world a consumer is. We can’t run out of solar energy. Even traditionally overcast and cloudy areas can benefit from solar energy, as there is a battery backup that stores the energy.

Solar energy will be accessible so long as we have the sun! Sunlight is expected to last for at least 5 billion years more, so we’ve got nothing to worry about on that front.

Solar Energy Reduces Your Electricity Bills

Since you’ll be meeting many of your energy needs with the electricity generated by your solar energy system, your utility bills will decline. How much you save on your bill will depend on the size of your solar electricity system, and how much you use electricity.

But not only will you be saving on energy bills, you can receive incentives from your community for the surplus energy you’ll be exporting back to the electrical grid if you generate more electricity than you use.

Solar Energy Has Diverse Applications

Solar energy can be used for many different purposes. You can generate electricity or heat, and can even produce electricity in areas that don’t have access to the energy grid. Solar energy has been used to distill water in regions with limited clean water supplies, and even power satellites.

What to Consider with Your Solar Electric Installation

With all the benefits of solar electricity, it would come as no surprise to us that you would want to rush into this installation. But, there are things to consider. Our team is happy to discuss all the details with you, but you’ll want to think of a few factors, such as:

Necessary Power Levels: You’ll need a pro to perform a home energy audit to help determine the required output for all your appliances and electrical appliances. Solar panel installation won’t do much good if you don’t have enough electrical power to actually meet the demand of your home.

Sunlight Exposure: As we mentioned, battery backups are an option for storing energy. However, it is very important to work with a pro to determine any potential obstacles to sunlight exposure on your property.

Placement: Solar panels have to be precisely installed in order for you to get effective use out of them. This may not be possible with some homes depending on your roofing and property. Work with our pros so we can help you overcome any obstacles that might be in the way.

When you need quality solar electric panel services in Rocklin, CA, contact “The Guys in the Big Red Trucks”—Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc.

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