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Solar power is the ultimate solution for homeowners in El Cerrito, Oakland, San Rafael and surrounding areas who are looking to move away from traditional energy solutions. Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells are able to harness the energy of the sun and convert it directly into electricity. While originally reserved for commercial applications, solar panels are now used by thousands of homeowners across California and the rest of the country to power their homes. Hassler is the top solar provider in El Cerrito and surrounding East Bay areas.
Many homeowners opt to have solar panels installed on the roofs of their homes in an array, which is essentially a grid of solar panels that each hold approximately 40 solar cells. Made primarily out of silicone, these cells collect sunlight and convert photons to voltage, which is commonly known as the PV Effect. Solar arrays can also be ground-mounted for homeowners who either don’t want them on their roofs or simply don’t have that option.
Reduce Before Your Produce
Solar panels are a great option, but if the rest of your home is not energy efficient you will not be getting the best value. By starting your home upgrade project with high efficiency heating or cooling equipment, insulation, or energy efficient windows, you will be reducing your energy usage before adding solar panels. By reducing your need for energy you will be able to right-size your solar panels and lower your energy costs even more! Hassler Heating, a leading solar provider in the East Bay area, takes a whole home approach and will find the source of your home’s energy inefficiencies.
The Benefits of Solar Power
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to worry about the upfront costs associated with solar power, but this should never get in the way of understanding the benefits. These include:
- Energy independence — you’re off the grid!
- Clean energy without the need to rely on fossil fuels.
- Reduced utility bills.
- Enhanced home performance.
- Little-to-no maintenance required.
Hassler can Help with Solar PV Installs
The team at Hassler is passionate about what solar PV means for our future, and we’re here to ensure that California residents who are interested in embracing this technology have the opportunity to do so without any headaches. We’ll walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you might have along the way, all the while developing a plan that will best suit your home.
Don’t forget that a 30% personal tax credit with no maximum amount is still available until December 31, 2016. So act now and let Hassler be your solar provider and help you be energy efficient and save money.
Solar PV is the future of clean energy. Contact us today to learn more.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015