As a homeowner with a conscience and an independent perspective, you already know that electricity powered by sunlight is a clean alternative to electricity generated by burning coal.
The cost of solar panels has dropped dramatically due to global competition and government tax incentives. You can truly make an environmental difference while curbing your household’s energy costs.
A solar power system, also known as a photovoltaic (PV) system, provides electricity from the sun's rays. More often than not, these systems are installed on rooftops, where they convert sunlight into clean solar power.
There are plenty of sunny days in Grass Valley, Ca to generate some or all of the electricity required by your household. You remain connected to your local electric utility and get to use the grid as a giant backup battery.
The solar power system ties into the local electric utility grid. The utility grid accepts the extra electricity your system provides when no one's home and the sun is shining. When you are home and there is a lot of electricity in use and no sun shining, the grid provides the electricity you need.
Are Photovoltaics Right for Your Grass Valley home?
The nature of solar power systems means that they have to more or less point to the sun. This means that you need to have a clear portion of roof that faces the southeast to southwest quadrant of the sky.
If your roof does not face the right direction, a solar power system can be installed on a rack that can be mounted on your roof, or on a shed roof, or on the ground.
To get the most out of your photovoltaic system, you need to boost your home efficiency. Doing a home energy audit helps to size your system but also shows you where you can improve energy savings throughout your home. Call Energy Savings California today for a no cost site assessment and consultation. (916) 955-3374.