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Residential Solar vs. Solar Farms

ROOFTOPS OR SOLAR FARMS?

 

Participating in the Future of Renewable Energy

Solar power is on the rise and is fast becoming a mainstream energy alternative for homes, businesses, and public places. With lower costs and due to innovative and efficient designs, more people are getting on board as the price tag on solar installations is falling, becoming an opportunity for consumers and businesses to cash in.

 

In Riverside County, UC Riverside has installed over 9,000 panels in a solar farm that will produce enough power for nearly 1,000 homes each year.  Homeowners from nearby cities like Murietta are joining in the trend with rooftop solar installations. Murietta is among the towns that enjoy the lowest prices ever for rooftop solar installations.

 

ACCESS TO SOLAR ENERGY

Consumers are taking advantage of the benefits of solar energy through government incentives and tax credits for homes and businesses. Rooftop solar and solar farms provide a choice to consumers whether to install solar panels on their roofs or rely on solar farms to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.  

 

UP ON THE ROOF

Photovoltaic panels made from silicon use the sun directly to generate power. These photovoltaic panels, installed on rooftops, collect and generate electricity for the home or business.  Net Metering connects to the solar panel system and measures the power generated by the solar panels and your power usage. The surplus power goes back to the utility grid and is credited to your overall energy consumption. It is feasible to pay for all or most of your electricity with solar panels.

 

FRESH FROM THE FARM

A solar farm has many panels arranged in arrays over a large area of land that receives a lot of sunlight.  Solar farms benefit the community by directly supplying the grid with cheap, clean energy. Some are owned and operated by a third party that sells the power to the power grid directly.  Farms in the form of Community Solar allow consumers to benefit from Net Metering through the lease or purchase of one or more solar panels tied to their utility account.

 

GIVE ME LAND LOTS OF LAND

Solar farms are expanding in record numbers across large areas taking up a substantial amount of usable land. And while they provide much-needed alternative energy, there are concerns about the reduction of available land for agriculture and development. Future regulation may have an impact on the profitability of large solar farms.

 

YOU CAN GO SOLAR IN MURRIETA

Whether you choose a residential solar installation in Murrieta; invest in energy produced by a solar farm; want to save money or promote clean energy, there is more than one way to go solar.

 

Here are some points to consider:

 

Rooftop Solar

  • Promotes energy independence
  • Increases the value of your home
  • Low utility cost
  • Low maintenance
  • Potential for expansion

Solar Farm

  • Reduces carbon footprint
  • Lowers utility cost
  • No Cost
  • No maintenance
  • Preserves Home Aesthetics

Contact us to schedule an evaluation of your Murrieta home.  With Semper Solaris, you can help shape the future of renewable energy.

 

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