At California Roofs and Solar, we stand as the unparalleled source for quality roofing and solar panel installation across the Golden State. We’ve developed our expertise with these systems over more than 20 years in the industry, and can now design, install, and service systems of unbeatable quality. In addition to our experience, we also offer the advantage of selection. Regardless of your residential or commercial need, or the shape or scope of your roof, rest assured that we can design an ideal solution, and implement it through top-notch solar panel installation.
Our installation methodologies involve scalable systems we can adapt to any structure’s needs. We build solar panel systems that last. As a matter of fact, we’re so confident in the quality of our products, we offer a 35-year warranty. We take pride in the fact that our systems have a proven track record of longevity. This provides a higher return on client investment, and makes our solar panel systems an even greater value. If you’ve ever considered solar panel installation in Central California or the surrounding region, give us a call today at 866-722-5887. We’ll happily provide a free consultation, or answer any questions you might have.
The Benefits of Home Solar Panel Installation
Residential solar panel installation comes with a range of benefits for homeowners. When you install these devices on your roof, you reduce your home’s environmental impact, slash your energy costs, and contribute to greater energy independence.
Reduction or Elimination of Energy Bills
Incredibly, solar panels can completely eliminate your energy bills in certain conditions. On sunny, temperate days when you don’t employ your HVAC as much, your solar panels can create even more energy that you’ll use. Your system will divert this excess energy into the municipal grid, and earn you credits for energy usage on days when the solar panels can’t produce so much. For clients in our service areas around Central California, solar panels create even more benefits. This occurs thanks to our abundance of sunny days, between 260 and 271 each year. The national average, on the other hand, is 205. This makes it much easier for solar panels to completely eliminate energy bills for our clientele.
Rebates and Tax Credits
Most people fail to realize the incredible rebates and credits you can receive for the installation of a solar panel system. For example, the federal government will award 30 percent of the total system cost as an income tax credit. Therefore, if your system costs $24,000, you will receive $7,200 back on your taxes. Combined with the incredible array of state and local rebates and credits here in California, you can easily reduce the total cost of your Central California, system by 50 percent or more. For many homeowners, the combination of credits, rebates, and monthly energy savings allows them to pay off their solar panel investment completely in less than four years. When you consider that a quality solar panel system can last for 25 years, you will essentially receive free electricity for over two decades.
Why You Need Commercial Solar Panel Installation
Solar panel installation represents a smart decision for a business. One important benefit comes from the positive impact that solar panel installation can have on your public image. At the same time, solar panels can boost your bottom line. Solar power is a purely positive avenue for a business to pursue. You will gain a range of benefits that include:
- Reduced or Eliminated Energy Bills
- The Sale or Storage of Excess Energy
- Improved Customer Perception
- A Rapid Return on Investment
For most businesses, the elimination of energy bills would present a huge net positive to the bottom line. Additionally, the ability to store or even sell excess energy provides not only more savings, but also the possibility of a new revenue stream. As for ROI, most solar panel systems can pay for themselves in four years or less if you take advantage of all available tax credits and rebate offers.
Solar Panel System Components
The Components of a Solar Panel System
At California Roofs and Solar, we take advantage of every opportunity to educate our neighbors and clients about the advantages and function of a solar panel system. Each panel is actually a collection of many photovoltaic cells. Two thin slices of silicon, joined together like a sandwich, comprise the substance of a photovoltaic cell. One of these slices has a negative charge, while the other has a positive charge. The interaction between these charges creates an electrical field, which serves an important role in the energy creation process.
Aside from the photovoltaic cells, solar panel systems have a solar inverter to transform the generated electricity from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). In order for the energy to prove useful for your home or business, it must exist as an alternating current. A solar system may also include a battery pack to store excess energy, or a power meter to monitor the exchange with the local power grid. You will also have a circuit breaker to manage the flow of electricity into your home or business.
How Solar Panels Work
How Solar Panels Work
The process of energy creation with solar panels can amaze people with its simplicity and elegance. Solar panels generate energy through the straightforward interactions of photons, electrons, and electrical fields. It all begins with the sun, however.
- The Sun Bombards Solar Panels with Photons
- These Photons Knock Loose Electrons on Solar Panels
- The Electrons Interact with the Electrical Field Created by Photovoltaic Cells
- This Forces the Electrons Out of the Silicon Juncture, and to a Conductive Plate
- The Conductive Plates Transfer the Energy Out of the Cells as a Direct Current (DC)
- A Solar Inverter Transforms the DC energy into an alternating current (AC)
The AC energy will subsequently satisfy your home’s energy demands. If it is not needed, it can either become stored in a battery pack for later use, or sold or traded to the local power grid. This exchange helps ensure that you will always have free energy, even on cloudy days.
The Local Source for a Solar Panel Roof
Whether you want residential solar panels to lower your utility bills, or a commercial system to increase your facility’s energy efficiency, California Roofs and Solar represents the smart choice in contractors. We know pretty much all there is to know about solar panels, and will gladly share the fruits of our knowledge and experience. To enjoy a free consultation, ask questions, or begin the process of solar panel installation in Central California, give us a call today at 866-722-5887. We have multiple locations to better serve our clientele, and look forward to hearing from you!