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Say goodbye to power outages by installing SunVault storage system for your home. With plenty of capacity, quick charging speeds, and durable design, SunVault is the smarter way to store solar energy.
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Your Guide to Home Solar Panels
Home solar panels are a clean and sustainable way to meet the energy needs of your home. By harnessing the sun’s energy through photovoltaic (PV) panels, homeowners can save money on electricity bills and help protect the environment by reducing their reliance on fossil fuels.
Solar panels are typically installed on rooftops or on the ground. They connect to a solar inverter (which converts DC current to AC) and then connect to the home’s electrical panel. Depending on the size of your system, you can begin producing energy at a cost that is cheaper than buying from your local utility company.
• Grid-tied system: This is the simplest type of solar system. These systems are connected to your local utility grid and offset a portion of your power usage.
• Grid-tied with battery storage system: This type of system is slightly more complicated, as it requires additional equipment and configuration. In addition to sending excess electricity back to the utility grid when you produce more than you use, these systems can also store solar power for use at night or on cloudy days. This is done with a separate battery storage system that houses and regulates energy.
• Off-grid system: This type requires no connection to your local grid and provides all the power your home needs.
There are many reasons to go solar. With solar, you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint by using clean energy from the sun. With no fuel costs or monthly power bills, homeowners who install solar panels can see their savings add up quickly. Plus, you’ll feel good knowing that your system also reduces the demand for electricity produced by fossil fuels.
A residential solar system can be an excellent addition to any home, and it has never been more affordable than it is today. Homeowners who make the switch can qualify for substantial rebates, solar tax credits, or other incentives that can cut the cost of an installed system by over 20 percent or more.
• Save on your electric bills
• Positive environmental impact
• Make a difference for future generations
• Increase your property value
If you own your home and it meets certain requirements, you may install a solar panel system.
- Your roof must receive low to minimal shade for a good portion of the day (for optimal performance)
- Your utility bill is $75 or higher
- You have a strong, durable roof
- A credit score of 600 or above is required
Yes, those who are paying a utility bill can afford to go solar. Residential solar systems are more affordable than ever before— with our no money down offer and flexible solar financing options, going solar is easy.
Plus, many states offer generous rebates and other incentive programs that further cut the upfront costs of installing solar panels.
Yes, but you will need to install a solar storage system to meet your energy needs.
Most homes will need the combination of utility power and solar energy since no single system can provide all of your electricity needs.
Solar battery storage provides homeowners with the opportunity to store energy harvested from solar panels during the day. Use this clean energy whenever you need it, whether that’s at night when the sun isn’t shining, during sunny but unpredictable weather, or on cloudy days.
Home battery storage also makes your home solar system more efficient because it allows your system to store excess energy that would normally be lost or sent to the grid.
SunPower solar panels are designed to enhance your curb appeal with a clean, sleek, and modern look. Our panels deliver the highest energy output in our Residential Solar PV portfolio and provide homeowners with a worry-free solution that delivers long-lasting value for years to come.
According to Zillow’s research, homes with solar panels have an increased resale value of 4.1% on average. In addition, homes with solar power systems are often more desirable to buyers because of energy costs.
If you are not going off-grid, you will need to stay connected to the utility grid to have a backup power source. Your solar energy production will fluctuate during the day and time of year, making it necessary to draw electricity from the grid to power your appliances.
However, having solar panels will reduce your reliance on public utilities, which will save you money each month and support clean solar electricity production for your home.
Yes, SunPower offers customers flexible financing options to make going solar simple and affordable.
You can expect to see a return on investment within 4-12 years.
The solar payback period depends on several factors, including local weather conditions, incentives available to you, and your home’s energy usage.
Conventional residential solar panels last between 25 and 30 years, and higher-quality solar panels can last 40 years.
Read our blog on how long do solar panels last for more information.
The difficulty in switching to solar energy depends largely on the type of technology you decide to use and whether you hire a professional installer.
Net metering is the practice of using electricity generated by solar panels on your home to offset part or all of your monthly electric bill.
If you produce excess electricity on your own home solar system, that power can go into the grid (to be used by other homes and businesses), and you’ll be credited for it. Then, when you need electricity on cloudy days or at night, you’ll be able to draw from the grid too.
Without local utility companies and their equipment, there would be no net metering. Utilities provide the billing and service for your system and maintain the poles and power lines that connect your solar array to the grid.
Solar systems are usually designed so that they have excess capacity beyond your home’s electricity demand. So if they’re sized right, the system will produce more power than what’s required at any given time.
If you have a solar array that produces excess electricity, net metering lets you transfer that extra current into the grid, where it can be used by your neighbors or put back onto the regular power grid for others to use.
A typical solar panel installation will feature either solar panel:
Both are some of the industry’s best rooftop solar panels due to their energy efficiency, durability, and low degradation rate. Utilizing this solar technology guarantees that your panels produce the most electricity and savings over 25 years.
This type of solar panel has more than 40 years of useful life.
Most solar panel companies today produce high-quality products, and you should stick with a reputable brand.
If your panels aren’t generating as much electricity as expected or if they fail prematurely, the problem could be with your system design or installation.
Our customers save over 40% on their monthly electricity bill with solar power.
Your savings can depend on your particular situation, including your home’s location and how much sun the panels receive. Find out how much you can save with a home solar system.
Being the cheapest provider may not necessarily mean you are getting the best deal or quality product. These companies often use low-quality home solar panels and do not produce the savings they promise over 25 years.
Buy cheap pay twice.
‘Cheap’ solar companies focus on selling their products, so it’s important to understand all the solar options available to you before making your decision.
Our values :
We install the highest quality solar panels, and we do it right.
Quality is our number one priority, not price. We are dedicated to producing long-lasting solar power for your home with no surprises.
We give you what you need, not what will make us the most money.
Solar installation times vary depending on the size of your home’s system. Generally, most installs can be completed in one or two days, but larger projects may require more time.
According to the solar energy industries association (SEIA), the cost to install a solar PV system has dropped 59% over the last decade.
Solar installation costs vary between $12,000 and $45,000, including equipment and labor. There are also tax credits and rebates available, which will help offset the cost of your system.
Solar shingles are a relatively new product that functions the same as traditional solar panels, except they look like roof tiles instead of large flat panels.
You may be eligible for additional solar incentives like rebates or a tax credit. Some solar incentive examples include:
Investment tax credit
The federal investment tax credit (ITC), commonly known as the solar tax credit, is a major tax credit linked with residential solar panels. The ITC provides homeowners with a tax credit equal to 26 percent of the total cost of the solar panel system.
State tax credit
Many states have their own solar tax exemptions and credits. You can find yours by visiting DSIRE’s database.
A home solar system that’s connected to the grid through net metering can reduce or even eliminate your electric bill. With this arrangement, you’ll be able to use the power your panels generate and send any extra current back to the local utility company.
Each state has individual laws that dictate how net metering works in that region. For more information, visit DSIRE’s database on net metering or read our blog on what net metering is.