Why should I switch to solar energy?
If saving money, contributing to the prevention of global warming and receiving Federal and California tax incentives from the government all sound beneficial to you then switching to Solar Energy is for you. There are many significant benefits when making the decision to invest in Solar Energy for your Southern California home. Please view - Why Install Solar Panels.
What are my Federal and State tax incentives for installing solar panels on my home?
Please view - California Solar Incentives
Do solar panel systems work on cloudy days?
Solar panels do produce electricity on cloudy days. However, the panels might produce about half as much solar electricity as they would on a clear and sunny day. In California and on average, there are 5.5 hours of Sun everyday year round.
How many solar panels will I need?
The amount of solar panels needed for each home varies. The number of panels depends on the amount of energy your appliances use, roof space and how much of your utility bill you want to the Sun to pay for. Request a quote from Churner Electric to find out how many solar panels would be best for your home.
When installing solar panel energy systems, do I need a permit?
When installing solar energy panels, you do need a permit and Churner Electric will know how to obtain the necessary permits needed from your local government.
If I rent a home or apartment, can still install a solar panel system?
Solar electric systems are only available to property owners. Because the owner must be able to enter in to a contract regarding the solar energy system of choice.
How does solar energy help the environment?
Solar energy reduces the amount of fossil fuel burned and used to produce electricity for your home. Fossil fuel is the leading cause of global warming and air pollution. If solar energy helps reduce the use of fossil fuel, then it will help reduce air pollution and global warming.
How much will I save on my electric bill when switching to a solar panel energy system?
Solar panel systems are designed to dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electric bill 100%. Space restraints, sunlight exposure, energy usage and individual budget can all affect the amount your bill is reduced by. Please visit the California Solar Incentives section on our site to learn more about the rebates, incentives and tax reductions available.
How do I care for my solar panel system?
Solar panel systems are designed for low maintenance and only need to be hosed off about twice a year or during long periods without rain. Churner Electric is also available for on-going service and maintenance as required. Ask about our solar panel service programs.
Does my house have to face south in order to install a solar panel system?
Solar panel systems do not need to face south; however, systems facing southeast to west can deliver optimal production. Several factors such as tilt, sun exposure and location also affect energy production. During a consultation with Churner Electric, we will recommend the best system for your situation.