SOLAR PANELS: BEYOND THE ROOFTOP
Creative uses for your solar power system
Solar rooftop installations are a booming business and with the tax incentives and rebates available, Chula Vista, residents are installing systems to save money on electricity. But Solar rooftop panels for lower bills are only one aspect of the potential of residential solar power. You can extend the usefulness of your solar installation in resourceful ways from backup systems to heating your pool. Adding extra panels to your solar installation will enhance the potential of your solar system now while making space for future innovations in solar technology.
MORE IS LESS
Adding extra panels in various ways to your system will make room for innovative new apps and gadgets that will increase your need for electricity. More is less in terms of added value and money saved now and in the future. Why not add extra panels to expand the potential of your solar power system? It may cost a little more up front but be cheaper than adding them later. It will not only increase the value of your home, with rebates and incentives available now; it is good to strike while the iron is hot.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED
The addition of a backup battery to your solar system will enable you to store extra power for your home when your panels are not generating enough electricity and avoid pulling more from your utility company at a higher cost. Or, be prepared for emergencies when the grid goes down. Have Semper Solaris install an LG Chem or Tesla Powerwall backup battery to ensure you have the surplus power when you need it and move you towards energy independence.
Installation of solar allows you to take advantage of many products and services that will help you get the full benefit of your Solar installation.
- Apps that monitor your solar power usage and keep track of power routed back into the grid
- Tweak your power usage by identifying which devices or appliances in your home use the most power.
- ·Program appliances like your refrigerator to use energy when the rates are lower.
- Access the appliances and services in your home even if you are miles away.
SOLAR WATER HEATER
A solar water heater uses the power of the sun to heat the water in your home. It is another good reason to extend the capabilities of your solar system from the beginning. The extra panels could pay for themselves just by reducing the cost of hot water.
SOLAR POOL HEATING
There are over 300 houses with pools for sale in Chula Vista, and that is only the tip of the iceberg. That is a lot of electricity, and it is expensive. If you have a pool, the addition of solar panels for your pool is a bonus to your solar installation. A solar pool heating and filtering system will allow you to heat your pool and spa and enjoy it year-round without breaking the bank.
Whether you have an electric powered car now or plan to have one in the future, having an EV charging station is something that you might consider when installing solar panels. Adding extra panels will leave room to expand and accommodate the future of automotive energy. Another move towards energy independence.
Ever thought about using solar panels as the roof of your covered patio? This extension of your system will provide shade and filtered light while generating power. Be sure to have the foundation of the patio inspected to make sure it can hold the panels, then enjoy your summer barbecue outdoors. Impress your guests.
SOLAR WINDOW AWNINGS
On those upstairs windows, you know the ones that endure the beating rays of the sun, especially in the late afternoon? Why not install solar panel awnings as an extension of your system that will provide shade on those windows while generating power and reducing the need for the air conditioning?
Solar Carports are an easy way to add more panels to your rooftop installation. If you have an RV or boat, you can extend the carport at an angle to shade the area– a fun way to add recreational space to your home right next to your EV station.
Add some eye candy to your home by having solar panels integrated into your roof to double as skylights. They will enhance the look of your home while generating clean energy and reducing the need for added light during the day.
THE FUTURE OF SOLAR
More innovative ways to extend and use this fantastic energy resource are on the horizon as technology gives way to bigger and better ideas. Going solar isn’t just about saving money or reducing your carbon footprint. It is also about seizing the future of technology and energy independence. The added value of having extra capabilities in your system goes a long way towards that end.
Semper Solaris is on the frontier, leading the way when it comes to residential solar power. Call us today and begin the journey into the future of solar on the rooftop and beyond.