The effects of using solar energy are obvious and plentiful when it comes to the environment but there is also a large impact that you feel when it comes to your monthly electric bill, with solar power even helping to rid homeowners of the electric bill altogether.
When you choose Solar Earth Choice to help you with the transition to solar energy for your home, you’re not only getting the biggest selection of products available from the biggest variety of solar companies, but we also offer up to 40% cheaper prices on installation costs, meaning that you can get whatever you need without worrying about going over your budget with installation.
Our solar experts will help assist you when it comes to designing the solar power system that best suits your home’s needs. Everything from selecting if you want rooftop or grounded solar panels for your home to the impact that each choice will have on your overall electric bill will be looked at and considered to help you save as much as possible both now with installation and over the long term with the decisions ultimately being completely yours. Our experts will make sure that the cost of your solar power system is determined by no one but you and will be built to fit your specific needs.
With all of this in mind, installation becomes a much more manageable process as our experts will either help make sure that the process is an easy one for you or our professionals can handle installation and make sure that your solar power system is setup exactly how it needs to be.
Servicing homes in the Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Ventura, Long Beach and other areas, Solar Earth Choice is the only stop you need to make when it comes to converting your home to renewable solar energy and fitting your home with a brand new solar power system.
Common Solar Questions
How Much Power Will My Solar Panels Generate?
Solar installation is a unit of measurement used in the solar energy industry. It measures solar radiation energy (sunlight) in an area over time. The most common unit is kilowatt-hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), as seen in the map above.
There are more specific questions you’ll have to ask yourself about your location and home — e.g., is my next-door neighbor’s oak tree going to block all my sunlight? You’ll also have to take local weather conditions into consideration. Luckily, there are plenty of other resources to help you find your solar potential.
How Much Will Solar Cost?
Our systems are tailored to our customers’ individual needs and priced accordingly. For a great price, please contact us and we will have one of our experienced consultants review your electrical bills and provide you with the best system for the best price.
During a consultation we will also discuss potential federal and state tax credits.
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit
There’s a personal tax credit available to you for “30% of qualified expenditures for a [solar PV] system,” but the system must be installed by December 31, 2019. See Energy.gov for more details.
There are too many state tax credits to list here, but DSIREUSA.org, a website funded by the US Department of Energy, is an incredible tool that lists tax policies and incentives state by state. The website is easy to use, and we highly recommend you check it out.
How Much Will I Save With Solar?
It depends on your energy consumption and the energy output of the solar PV system you install, but during a meeting with our consultant you will receive a savings estimate.
What Type of Solar Panels Should I Get?
Most home solar panels are made of monocrystalline silicon (more efficient, more expensive) and are around 3.25 feet by 5.5 feet in size. However, some solar providers have proprietary mounting systems and solar panels, so the size and type of panels you get may differ slightly from the average.
Once you figure out how much power you want to generate, a residential solar provider should be able to tell you which panels will work best for your situation. You can also play around with the PVWatts Calculator—listed in our Tools section—to see estimated outputs for different module types.
How Much Renewable Energy Should I Get?
How much electricity do you use each month and how much do you pay for it? For example, if you want to have 25% of your electricity consumption covered by solar, finding the answer is simply a matter of calculation. We will help you arrive at the best answer to this question during a meeting with one of our experienced consultants.
How Long Will an Array Last?
Modern solar panels typically last 20 to 30 years before there’s a noticeable increase in output loss. Solar panels come with a standard 10 years product warranty and 25 years linear production warranty. All warranties are by the manufacturer.
Be sure to research the solar panels a solar provider offers. Solar panels can be anywhere from 5% to 20% efficient, and they lose efficiency over time–some faster than others. An average monocrystalline silicon solar module will lose efficiency at a rate of about 0.36% a year, which is low in comparison to other types.
Residential Solar Installation FAQs
Harvest the Sun for Your Energy Needs and Save!
The average California family will save nearly $30,000 over 20 years by using solar energy.