Southern California is known worldwide for its beautiful weather and Long Beach is no exception. While we can have our share of foggy and cloudy days, we have almost 300 days of sun on average, here. In fact, even on foggy or cloudy days, your solar panels can still provide an average energy return of 15-20% to your home. With rising energy costs, an investment in solar panels in Long Beach is a great idea! With solar panels to power your air conditioning on those warm summer days, or power your television during your favorite streaming session, you can enjoy the summer weather and family time that much more! At Semper Solaris, we use only the best solar panels available from American companies and our installers are local so they understand the climate and specific demands and restrictions that there are for Long Beach residents.
Can I afford Solar Panels?
With the rising energy costs we have seen in the last few years here in Long Beach, and the pollution we know that fossil fuels cause to our environment, switching to solar is a great investment. Fossil fuels are a finite resource, and it can be costly and dangerous to our environment to access them, so to reduce your carbon footprint, going solar is a great option. There are many state and federal incentives, some as high as 30% to help cover the initial set up costs involved. You can also get a solar tax credit, which can help offset costs.
We also offer solar financing options, so ask our representatives if you qualify! Our local and experienced consultants will also look at your current usage and figure out what system is best for you. At Semper Solaris, our solar installers in Long Beach understand that every home has different needs and we will not “upsell” you!
What quality of products can I expect to be installed?
At Semper Solaris, we support American Made solar panel companies such as Sunrun, Panasonic, and SolarWorld, who all carry excellent warranties on their products. We make sure to install the best solar panels that fit your budget, and that are the best quality that will offer you years of great clean, green solar power energy!
Solar Battery Storage
What can I do if my panels produce excess energy during the day when I am not home to use them?
If you want to maximize the power of your solar panel installation, consider installing a battery bank to harness the power of the sun during its peak solar production! With an expertly installed battery and inverter, you can “save” all of that solar power for use in the evenings, on rainy days, or you can even earn credits to sell back to SDGE to cover costs on days your panels may produce more than you need. With the high grid electricity costs in Long Beach, it is a worthwhile investment to install a battery system with your solar panels. You can take advantage of net metering and time of use plans to maximize your solar panels and battery in the evenings by using the power stored in your batteries for peak hour evening usage, which costs a lot more. Switching to your batteries is a simple process and can even be done from your smartphone or tablet!
What kind of batteries do you install and will they last?
As with our solar panels, we only use the best batteries available for residential solar use. We use the Tesla Powerwall or LG Chem primarily due to their excellent longevity, warranty and quality. Our expert solar contractors can install it for you so you do not need to have a second contractor in to handle it.
Will an investment in batteries be worth it in the long run?
With an installed battery system you not only benefit immediately from its ability to provide power during inclement weather, more than expected use on certain days, or power outages, but homes with solar and a backup battery system typically sell quicker and earn a significantly higher profit, usually as high as 17%! So, installing solar with a quality battery system is a worthwhile investment!
Have you noticed wear and tear on your roof?
Lifting shingles, splits, cracks, or sagging areas can mean your roof should be evaluated by a professional to see if it can be patched or if a new roof is a necessary step. Semper Solaris can help you with all of you re roofing needs! We have the best solar and roofing in Long Beach as well and we can check your existing roof to see if it can accommodate a solar panel system if that is what you are looking for!
Does a new roof add value to my home?
Replacing an aging roof is a great investment! Not only does it add curb appeal to your home, and help you save money by preventing heat/cold loss that happens with an older roof, but a new roof offers you peace of mind from the possibility of leaks!
What kind of quality can I expect from your roofing products?
Semper Solaris has earned a Platinum Preferred Contractor title from one of the worlds best roofing materials company, Owens Corning. This title means we are one of the few certified installers of the best roofing material you can get in the nation! We hold our quality installers to the highest standard so you know your roof will last you a very long time. Owens Corning roofing comes with a 50-year warranty on materials and installation – that’s how good it is! We are not just a solar company, we are expert roofers, too, so if you need to replace your roof with or without solar panels installed, we can help!
Call us to have an expert consultant meet with you to evaluate your needs.