Choosing Semper Solaris doesn’t just mean you’ll get a 5 star solar installation experience. We partner with the top solar manufacturers to offer you the best solar panels in San Jose, CA. You'll also get the best solar inverters, and the best solar panel mounts and racks!
Here at Semper Solaris, you’re getting quality for your entire solar energy system, not just your rooftop panels. We can even replace your roof before we install your panels for even more energy efficiency savings!
We all share the same golden sunshine as the rest of our state, but there’s just something greener about San Jose.
Here’s the thing:
San Jose residents take just a little bit more pride in their renewable energy and protecting our environment.
Well, it’s obvious! There’s just enough rainfall in Northern California to keep things lush and green and with all this natural beauty, it’s no wonder San Jose residents take pride in staying green.
We know what you’re thinking:
“All this green is great and all, but doesn’t the rainfall and overcast in Northern California, and especially in Western San Jose where you’re closer to the coast, limit your solar panels?”
The effects of overcast on your solar panels aren’t as bad as you may have originally thought. Better yet, the types of overcast that San Jose usually sees isn’t as dense or consistent as the overcast homeowners may experience in other states. Even in the densest overcast, solar panels can still operate at about 20% efficiency! You can confidently expect your panels to operate at or close to maximum efficiency for most of the year in San Jose. In fact, San Jose’s partly-cloudy weather could actually benefit your solar panel system!
Edge of Cloud Effect:
For those who already have solar panels in San Jose, you may be wondering why your power output is actually higher on partly-cloudy days! On those days where it’s only partly-cloudy, your solar panels may get a boost of energy. This strange circumstance is known as the “edge of cloud” effect. When sunlight passes over the edge of a cloud, the solar rays become magnified. This light is just intense enough to give your solar panel system a temporary boost in power. Most solar panel contractors will install solar power systems that can handle temporary power boosts (snow and water can also create these temporary energy boosts by reflecting sunlight). Living in a city with partly-cloudy weather like San Jose could actually be a benefit! If you’re worried about your solar panel system’s ability to handle temporary power boosts, our team at Semper Solaris can install a higher capacity solar inverter to make sure you’re getting the most out of your solar panel system!
One cloudy day isn’t as important as the amount of sunshine over a full year for your solar panels to be efficient. San Jose may be in the South Bay, but it’s still sunny California!
Beyond the apparent benefits on the environment, there are also extremely practical benefits.
With San Jose being one of the most expensive places to live in the United States, you may be asking yourself, “Can I afford solar panels in the bay area?” Anything to reduce the burden of recurring bills is helpful and solar is no exception. Investing in solar panels can cut your electric bill down to $0 and if you add solar battery storage into the equation, you can even generate passive income by selling surplus energy back to the grid!
San Jose Solar Incentives
Solar panel costs in San Jose, California are not much different than anywhere else. But, the Bay Areas high cost of living may make it more difficult for our San Jose residents to purchase solar panels in full. This is why solar financial incentives are so popular.
First off, before we even mention your local San Jose solar incentives, did you know there are federal and state solar incentives as well?
Solar Panel Financing
In addition to federal, state and municipal solar panel rebates and incentives, the State of California makes is very easy to finance your solar panels, making them even more affordable! Below is a list of solar financing resources.
For those who are connected to the Pacific Gas and Electric grid, you can also qualify for a PG&E interest-free loan for your solar panels.
Our team at Semper Solaris is a family of the best technicians offering solar power in San Jose, CA. If you’re looking for the best solar installation experience, as well as the best solar products, call or contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our Semper Solaris representatives. In San Jose, it pays to go solar with Semper Solaris!
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