FAQs about Home Solar in Peacock Gap.
Here are the answers to your questions and a FREE Peacock Gap Home Solar Report
Solar Power in Peacock Gap is a great fit with this beautiful community of classic homes. There are 3 unique characteristics that effect how you’ll use solar energy and solar power systems for your home.
The mature tress, hills and direction your home faces are key considerations when finding the right solar solution.
We’ve been helping people like you for years in finding the right home solar solution here in San Rafael.
Reasons People Use Solar Power for their Home
- Significantly lowering your monthly electrical costs
- Protecting yourself from the continual rate hikes from Pacific Gas & Electric (6% in 2015, 7% in 2016)
- Being able to use clean renewable energy
- Reducing your environmental impact on the planet, while increasing the value of your home, or
- Setting the right environmental example for your family …
We have the right solar power solution for your home and family.
Peacock Gap homes are unique!
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ll get an accurate solar solution over the phone.
Responsible solar installers will need to see your home to;
- Evaluate your needs.
- Answer your questions.
- See your roof.
- Find out what’s most important to you and your family.
Get your free Peacock Gap Home Solar Report that covers the 3 key things you’ll need to consider in evaluating the best solar for your home in San Rafael: (Click This Link)
What makes Home Solar Peacock Gap so unique?
Peacock Gap is a beautiful community of older homes, with 3 unique characteristics that effect how you’ll use solar energy and solar power systems for your home.
- You’ll want to consider where you live in the community, and how much sunlight your roof gets.
- 1. Some houses are on the shaded hills, without full direct sun during the entire day.
- 2. Other houses are along the lagoon, with lots of shade trees.
- 3. Many are along the golf course have special needs and roof lines.
When you are thinking about a home solar power system, you’ll want your installer to visit your home and chat with you about:
- How much direct sunlight you get on your roof 365 days a year?
- What’s the current condition of your roof?
- Whether you want to your solar panels to be seen from the street?
- Because most of the homes were built decades ago – you’ll need to consider your electrical system.
Home Solar Energy make the California Lifestyle Even Better
- Something for everyone;
- Retirees who prefer set monthly power expenses.
- Work from home folks who want to be able to run appliances during the day, so you can enjoy your evening with your family. (Our customers tell us they love using the dish washer and washer and dryer when every they want, instead of waiting for lower electrical rates at night.)
- Families who want their children to truly understand the benefits of solar renewable energy … we have you covered. (Ask us for a demonstration of power usage you can see on your phone.)
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Because all the varied roof lines and home architecture in Peacock Gap are different you’ll need a professional on-site inspection to determine the best home solar panels for your home solar power system installation.
What do home solar panels do?
Solar panels collect and convert the sun’s energy into electricity.
They are a key component of your home solar panel system.
Most residential solar panels are guaranteed to work for 25-30 years. They last so long because they don’t have any moving parts, so not much can go wrong. Here’s a video we did on the basic operation of home solar panels – https://youtu.be/1xcIupewlI4
How are the home solar panels attached to my home?
Racking and mounting systems are used to affix your solar panels either to your roof or to the ground. They also allow you to position your panels at an angle that is best for capturing the sun’s rays.
To perform at their best, solar panels should face south and be installed at an angle between 30 and 45 degrees.
Panels facing east or west and at a pitch angle of five degrees or more will still work well, but will produce 10 to 20 percent less electricity than those installed under ideal conditions.
The 3 key questions about home solar panel installation that I get when we visit a customers home for a site evaluation are:
- How much power do I need, how many panels?
- How much does it cost – are there still all those tax incentives?
- How long does it take and does it damage my roof?
For a little more insight into your home solar panels, here’s a quick video we did recently.
Q: How does the power my solar panels make get converted into something I can use?
What makes your home solar power system work – are called solar power inverters.
The cells in your solar panels collect the sun’s energy and turn it into direct current (DC) electricity. Inverters change the DC electricity from your solar panels into what your house uses; alternating current (AC) electricity.
There are three basic approaches to solar power inverters.
String (or centralized) inverter:
A single inverter is used to connect your entire array of solar panels to your electrical panel. String inverters are the least expensive inverter option, and cost less than micro-inverters. However, if one of the panels stops producing electricity, even due to temporary shading, it can bring down the performance of the whole system.
If you choose micro-inverters, one is installed on each solar panel, which allows each panel to maximize production. If some of your panels are shaded at different times of day or if they aren’t all installed facing the same direction, micro-inverters will minimize performance issues. The cost of solar micro-inverters tends to be higher than the cost of solar string inverters.
Systems that use power optimizers are a hybrid of micro-inverter and string inverter systems. Like micro-inverters, power optimizers are installed at each panel.
However, instead of converting the DC electricity from the solar panels into AC electricity, the optimizers “condition” the DC electricity before sending it to a centralized inverter.
Like micro-inverters, they perform well when one or more panels are shaded or if panels are installed facing different directions. Power optimizer systems tend to cost more than string inverter systems, but less than micro-inverter systems.
We made a quick video that shows more of how your solar system works. Watch It Here.
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How Do I know my home solar system is working?
Since you can’t see your home solar power installation system working – many people ask: “How do I know my system is working, and how can I show our energy usage to my family”?
The answer is Home Solar Power Monitoring Systems.
We’d love to show you a demonstration.
These residential solar energy monitoring systems get better all the time, and can become a great visual lesson for our families on our power usage throughout the day.
Performance monitoring systems provide you with detailed information about the performance of your solar panel system. With a monitoring system, you can measure and track the amount of electricity your system produces on an hourly basis.
Monitoring systems help you identify any performance issues to ensure that you maximize the electricity production (and therefore the financial returns) of your solar panel system.
There are two types of monitoring systems:
1. On-site monitoring: The monitoring device is physically located on your property and records the amount of electricity produced.
2. Remote monitoring: Your solar PV system transmits its performance data to a monitoring service that you can access online or with a mobile device.
Solar power is a great choice as the renewable energy source for your home – and life. We look forward to answering your questions, providing education and inspiration and then making sure you get just the solution you need for your home and your family.