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Solar Energy

We recommend making your home energy efficient before installing solar-generating and thermal systems. This will help determine how many solar panels you’ll need for maximum cost savings and energy savings.

Benefits of Home Solar Power Systems

Benefits of Home Solar Power Systems

Installing solar technology in your home can help you reduce your monthly energy costs by generating your own electricity and/or hot water. Solar technology can not only help you save money on your costs, it may also increase the resale value of your home according to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Beyond your wallet, installing solar means you can generate power and hot water that can help cover your energy usage, reduce your carbon footprint, and help California reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

How solar power systems work

How They Work

Solar power systems work by harnessing the power of the sun’s rays and turning them into electricity or hot water. In solar electricity, particles of sunlight, called photons, are captured by the solar panels and turned into electrons, or direct current (DC). The electrons are then routed through an inverter to convert the DC power into alternating current (AC) power, which is the type of power found in your wall outlet. In solar water heating, a pump circulates a heat transfer liquid to the roof and solar collectors absorb the sun’s thermal energy and heat the transfer liquid. The transfer liquid enters a heat exchanger, warming the tank; hot water then flows from the storage tank to your existing water heater to provide backup heating when needed.

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