How Can Solar Panel Installation Help Me?

One of the best perks of living in Southern California is undoubtedly our weather. Going to an Orange County or San Diego County beach in the summer is high up on nearly every resident’s list of favorite activities. But increasingly, our summers are plagued by heat waves wherein our perfect weather takes a turn for the worse. Surprisingly, solar panel installation may hold the key to beating the heat this summer.

The last thing you want to be worrying about during one of these heat waves is your energy bill.  California has the 7th highest energy prices in the nation according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, with prices even higher in Orange County, San Diego County, and even Riverside County. 

Solar Panels Save Summer

The very same sun that is beaming down on you can be utilized to actually cool your home. Reliable solar panels from Top Tier Home Energy can not only lower your energy bill, but also eliminate the guilt you feel when you turn down the thermostat. Top Tier Home Energy is not only a leading provider of solar panels in Orange County, San Diego County, and Riverside County, but we also install custom heating and air systems that are built to take full advantage of solar panel installations.

Top Tier Home Energy installs Sunpower solar panels, which are consistently rated among the highest grade solar panels on the market. Not only are these durable solar panels the most efficient solar panels on the market, we at Top Tier Home Energy back them up with an industry-leading 25 year warranty which make our solar panel installation services risk free!

Yes, you read that right: 25 years of guaranteed lower energy bills, guilt free air conditioning, and the knowledge that you are doing your part to help save the environment. Even when the sun isn’t shining, our industry-unique battery storage systems will keep your home powered in the greenest possible way. 

Whether you’re a resident of Orange County, San Diego County, or Riverside County, Top Tier Home Energy can help reduce your monthly energy bill and keep your home cool. While summer may seem months away, it’s only a matter of time before the weather warms up and you’ll be wanting to turn the thermostat down. Be prepared for the summer’s heat wave today with Southern California’s leading solar panel installation provider. 

 

When people hear the words solar batteries, it’s easy to conjure up an image of something similar to a car battery installed in your home.  However, today’s solar system batteries are more similar to cell phone or computer batteries based on their components, not based on size.  Today’s batteries are constructed of lithium-ion offering greater energy storage per square foot and weight.

What Types of Different Batteries are There?

Solar batteries are traditionally AC- coupled or DC- coupled.  In the case of AC- coupled batteries, solar power gathered throughout the day is converted through a grid connect inverter from DC to AC, before the battery inverter converts the power to DC power and stores it in the batteries.  When energy is needed, the inverter converts it back to AC power to supply to the load.

DC- coupled solar batteries directly channel solar power to a solar battery charger, regulating how the batteries are charged. Because solar panels produce DC power and batteries store DC power, there is no need to convert the power.

How Residential Solar Batteries Work

Throughout the day, your residential solar power system collects energy from the sun and then sends that energy to its batteries for either storage or immediate use.  Top Tier Home Energy systems integrate with various kinds of solar batteries allowing more freedom for homeowners.

Once the batteries collect the power, intelligent software automatically manages which power source you’re connected to and drawing energy from.  Your home could be connected to the power grid or it could be drawing power from the batteries in your solar system.  So on a cloudy day, if your battery is not full, you may be drawing power from the grid to keep the lights on in your home or to power your water heater.  When homeowners’ batteries are full, the energy necessary to power their home is drawn from batteries, not the grid.  This allows them to save money by not drawing power from the grid provided by the electric company. Similarly, these batteries can help offset peak energy usage at night when people are home from work.

As homeowners’ energy needs change, they can scale up their solar power system to meet their changing energy needs.  This includes adding more solar panels and batteries to meet these changing energy needs.  If a homeowner suddenly makes an electric vehicle purchase and needs to charge it, their residential solar power system will be able to meet the increase in demand for energy.

With the power of solar system batteries, homeowners can become less reliant on grid power, lowering bills.  Eventually, as they generate more energy and more energy is stored, they can also sell energy credits back to the electric company.  The answer to energy independence and significant savings lays in the form of the clean renewable energy of solar.

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When considering switching from using traditional electric power to solar power, many home owners are confused about how solar batteries work.  It’s often one of the most misunderstood elements of a solar power system. It’s understandable as most homeowners don’t have a degree or specialty in science and engineering.  Not to worry, the experts at Top Tier Home Energy are able to demystify solar batteries for you so you understand exactly what you’re getting and what you can expect:

Solar Batteries Allow for the Generation of Solar Power to Turn into Electricity

When homeowners install solar panels on their homes, they do so to dramatically reduce their electricity bills.  The potential to generate a separate income from the energy produced and stored in solar batteries is also extremely appealing.  Over time, the installation of solar panels can pay for themselves when you consider that they can last approximately 25 to 30 years with proper maintenance and care.

Typically, when homeowners purchase a solar system, this includes solar panels at just the right pitch to collect enough energy from the sun.  A system also includes an inverter, and a performance monitoring system to ensure homeowners are able to track exactly how much energy they’re generating from the sun- a clean renewable energy source, and stored in solar batteries for later use.

In order to create electricity or energy to power your home, solar panels collect energy from the sun.  This is then passed through an inverter to convert it into a form of electricity and energy to power a home.  Solar batteries store this energy so that when the sun goes down at night, homeowners are still able to access energy to power their homes.  Just because the sun has gone down, it doesn’t mean that homeowners are living like our prehistoric ancestors by fire light.

Making Your Solar Batteries Work for You

Typically, homeowners’ solar panels and solar batteries are tied to an electricity grid.  In California, this could be Edison, for example. When your home solar power system is collecting more energy than you can consume as a homeowner, you’re energy neutral and reducing your carbon footprint.  You’re also eligible to make some money.  Excess energy from your solar batteries sent back to the grid can make you money in the form of energy credits towards future energy bills or a check cut to you.  It’s not a stretch of the imagination that this is a major caveat for homeowners considering the installation of a full solar system, from solar panels to solar batteries, and more.

Solar power has been exploding in popularity, but homeowners don’t necessarily know how they work.  If you’re still confused by the process by which solar batteries collect and store energy, give our experts a call at Top Tier Home Energy (949) 296-2296.

 

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