Is Solar Power Worth it?
Did you know that the energy sun provides to the earth for one hour could meet the global energy needs for one year?
What is solar power?
Solar energy is one of the few truly renewable energy source. By harnessing the power provided by our sun.
What can I use solar power for?
There are diverse applications. One can use it to supplement electrical needs or thermal to heat your water.
Is it expensive to make the switch?
In most cases financing is available and the price of the panels is outweighed by the savings one will receive.
How Much Can I Save?
Money Saver Calculator
“How much will it cost to power my home?”
“How many solar modules would I need to eliminate my electric bill?”
We often get questions like this from homeowners that are in the beginning stages of solar power. It depends on your how much electricity the home is consuming.
For example gather an average of kWh used on a monthly basis. Let’s say that number is 500 kWh per month. Now divide your average monthly usage by 30 to get your average daily kWh usage. In this case, it would be about 17kWh per day.
Assuming that you use about 17kWh per day, you would need about 17 solar modules to meet 100% of your average energy needs.
Based on your current usage, how much of it do you want to offset with solar power. Say, 100%/75%/50%. For example, say you wanted solar to account for about 80% of your energy consumption. Given that 17 kWh per day x 0.80 = 13.3 kWh. Since one solar panel produces roughly 1 kWh per day, you would use 14 solar module to account for 80% of your average consumption.
The purpose of this is to give a basic idea of how many solar panels you will possibly be needing. This sizing tool provides a quick number to go off of as you’re shopping around and not a replacement of having an electrical contractor design the system for you.
You can also get a free quote from us today, just give us a call at (209) 217-9840 so we can help you design a system that’s specific to your home roof design and geographical area.