Solar Power in Glenwood, San Rafael CA

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Solar Power in Glenwood 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 can make a dramatic difference in finding the right solar solution.

We have been helping people like you, in San Rafael, for years in finding the right home solar solution.

Whether you are primarily interested in:

  • 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 increasingthe 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.

Glenwood homes are unique!

Don't make the mistake of thinking you'll be able to get an accurate solar solution over the phone.

Responsible solar installers will need to see your home.

  • Evaluate your needs.
  • Answer your questions.
  • See your roof.
  • Find out what's most important to you and your family.

Get your free San Rafael / Glenwood Home Solar Report that covers the 3 key things you'll need to consider in evaluating the best solar for your home in Glenwood: (Click This Link)

What makes Glenwood unique when It comes to home solar?

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 daily sunlight you get for solar power.

1. Some houses are on the shaded hills, without full direct sun access during the whole day.

2. Other houses are along the lake, with lots of shade trees, that can effect your solar panels performance.

3. And others are along the golf course with its special needs, and roof lines.

When you are thinking about a home solar power system, your installer will need 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 over 30 years ago - you'll need to consider your electrical system.

Home Solar Power make everyone's lifestyle better

Whether you're retired, and want to dramatically reduce your monthly electrical bill, or always know your monthly power expenses. Electric rates in California seems to go up year after year.

Work from home, and want to be able to run your 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.)

Or raising a family and want your 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.)

Get your free Glenwood Home Solar Panels Report -that covers the 3 key things you'll need to consider in evaluating the best solar panels for your home in Glenwood: (Link)

Because all the roof lines and home architecture in Peacock Gap are different you'll need a careful on site inspection to determine exactly what are the best home solar panels you'll need for your home solar power system installation.

Q: 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 commonly available home solar panels today are eitherpoly-crystalline or mono-crystalline. The key differences between poly and mono-crystalline panels are in efficiency and cost. Typically, mono-crystalline panels are more efficient (and thus more expensive) than poly-crystalline panels.

Most residential solar panels are guaranteed to work for 25-30 years. They last so long because they do not have any moving parts.

Q: 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 (depending on how far you are from the equator).

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 - I get when we visit a customers home, for a site evaluation are these:

  • Do the solar panels have to show from the street?
  • How do the residential solar panels attached to my roof?
  • Does it damage my roof to put up solar panels?

Get your free San Rafael Glenwood Home Solar Power System Installation Inverters Report ... that covers the 3 key things you'll need to consider in evaluating the best solar installation power inverters for your home in Glenwood: (Link)

Q: How does the power my home 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. Most homes use alternating current (AC).

Inverters change the DC electricity from your solar panels into usable 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.

Micro-inverters:

If you choose micro-inverters, one will be installed at 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.

Power Optimizers: 

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.

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Q: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 us this very simple question: 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 would 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.