Solar Panel Installation
Solar power systems are leading the global movement toward clean, renewable energy. If you own your home and think you are paying too much for electricity, then solar power may be the right clean energy option for you. When you go solar, you get more control of your monthly electricity costs. You’ll know what to expect, including the amount of electricity your system will deliver. And, the longer you own your solar power system, the bigger the savings will be.
Every year, Cunano Builders helps thousands of homeowners install solar power systems that will reduce the cost of their monthly electricity bills. Transitioning to solar power requires custom designers and experienced contractors who can work with you on the installation of your solar panels from start to finish.
You’ll be guided through all phases of your solar energy project, including a free consultation, system design, purchase, local permitting, installation, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Our expert designers and solar panel installers will save you time and make the addition of solar power easy with a quick install. The team will even take care of all the installation-related paperwork with your local permit office, as well as meet with city and utility inspectors to ensure your solar power system is approved and ready for activation.
How Solar Panels Work
Solar power systems help convert sunlight into electricity. This would not be possible without the use of solar panels. Panels collect sunlight using photovoltaic cells and transfer the generated electrical current through wiring to produce electricity. Solar panels also can be wired together to create a system, increasing the amount of solar energy collected and solar power produced. Regardless of the type of solar panel used, the most ideal setup for a solar power system is installing solar panels on a roof — in a region with long peak sunlight hours — with the panels facing south (for homes in the Northern Hemisphere).
Advantages of Solar Power
Investing in a solar power system is easier today than ever before. The power system and number of solar panels are customized to your home and its needs. During your free in-home consultation, Cunano Builders local solar power installer will clearly explain the installation process and how easy it is for you to go solar. By powering your home with clean, renewable solar energy, you’re creating a healthier environment and conserving natural resources. Lowering the cost of your electricity bills, having solar panels installed that require little-to-no maintenance for decades, and investing in renewable power are some of the best advantages of adding a solar power system to your home.
Solar power systems offer every homeowner a clean, renewable energy source that produces no carbon emissions. The result? Cleaner air, water and food for everyone. Having professional designers and experts install solar panels on your home is a great first step to reducing your carbon footprint.
How Much Money Can You Save Using Solar?
On average, homeowners save approximately 20% on their power bill when they switch to solar power. A variety of factors play a role in how much you’ll save. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when shopping for a solar power solution:
Features that May Affect Cost
- Solar power installation prices vary based on region. This means it can take more or less time to recoup installation expenses. The weather in your region also plays a role in how efficient solar power systems are on average.
- Installing a properly sized system is essential for efficiency. A smaller system can help you reduce energy bills, but larger systems that can power most or all of your home are typically more efficient.
- Consider your space. Homes with less space for installation and fewer overall panels generally benefit from high-efficiency options.
- Roof position and panel location: Where your roof is in relation to the sun plays a big role in panel efficiency.
- Seasonal impact:Time of year impacts how your solar system performs. Spring and summer are typically the times of the year when homeowners will save the most money. During the cold winter months you may save less, but your system can still generate power.
How much energy your solar panels will produce depends on the number and size of your solar panels, the efficiency of their cells, and the amount of sunlight hitting your roof. Please set up an in-home consultation with a solar panel installer to discuss how much energy your solar panels will produce.
The cost of getting a residential solar power system installed will vary based on where you live and the region’s number of peak sun hours. A system’s size and your home’s current energy consumption patterns also influence the installation costs and long-term energy savings of solar panels. Visit our solar panel cost guide to learn more. Please set up an in-home consultation with Home Depot’s local solar panel installer to discuss your investment.
Solar panels, by design, have no moving parts, which means there’s less for you to maintain. You’ll be notified if your system requires maintenance due to a drop in power production. Professional monitoring of your system combined with occasional cleaning and inspection will help to keep your installed solar panels running for 20 years or more.