While having solar panels is a great way to break fear from the grip of utility companies — including the rising cost of electricity — solar battery storage takes your Bakersfield home to the next level by filling in the gaps. When your solar panels aren’t producing energy, such as during the night or cloudy days, having a storage of energy means you can draw upon that first before having to draw from the grid.
In the long run, solar storage batteries help:
With Time-of-Use rates continue to spike, especially for peak use hours like the evening when you are home from work, having more control over your energy expenses is crucial. You can give yourself more flexibility and less dependence on the grid and local utility companies that are only concerned with making an extra buck.
If you are local to the Bakersfield area and are interested in learning more about installing a solar battery to improve your energy storage and return on solar, reach out to Semper Solaris now. We can explain how Semper Smart Storage is designed to optimize your investment in a solar panel system, as well as your financial return.
Bakersfield is one of the best places in the nation to install solar panels for your home. Bakersfield has a lot of sun and utility power through PG&E is expensive. This combination, as well as some great incentives, makes installing solar panels for your home in Bakersfield a great investment.
Many homeowners in Bakersfield have been able to buy a solar power system that lasts 25 years but which pays for itself in a fraction of that time!
Many others have been able to get zero down solutions where the monthly repayments are $50 or less than the power bill savings that they have obtained by installing the panels. This risk-free profit is hard to ignore but your house has to suit solar.
1. Does PG&E offer an upfront rebate for the installation of solar panels in Bakersfield?
The cost of solar has fallen a lot in California over the last 5 years and so PG&E no longer offers upfront rebates to install solar panels on your home other than some specific low income and multi-family programs. To find out if your home might be eligible for one of these specific programs you really need to speak to a local Bakersfield solar company.
2. What if my solar system exports more energy in a month than my home draws from the grid?
PG&E carries over any unused credit at retail rates to the next month. Any remaining credit at the end of the yearly billing cycle (where you have exported more to the grid than what you have used from the grid) will be paid out at a lower rate. This lower rate is called an avoided-cost rate and deposited into your account. This annual process is known as a true-up.
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