How Do Solar Panels Work?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

solar-and-sunnyYou see them everywhere. Many people are moving towards eco-friendly energy options. Homeowners are now opting for solar panel installation for their home’s electrical needs. Adding solar panels to homes has become a popular way to take advantage of an endless energy source, and it can cut electric bills by up to 70%! There are so many benefits to installing solar paneling for your home, especially here in sunny California. Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning offers a wide range of solar panel services in Madera!

If you have found yourself reading this blog, it is most likely because you are curious about the science behind solar panels, so let’s start with the basics. Solar energy is derived from the sun’s radiation. The sun is a powerful energy source, and its energy can be harnessed by solar panels. We typically place solar panels on the roof because it is where they often obtain maximum sunlight exposure, though freestanding installations are also common. Solar energy is a renewable energy source. This means that it is endless, and we can’t run out of it. Solar energy will be accessible as long as the sun continues to shine!

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What Can Solar Energy Be Used For?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

solar-and-sunnyClean energy is more and more of a focus for homeowners these days. While the move away from fossil fuels toward alternative energy sources has been controversial, to say the least, we are proud to provide outstanding solar energy system services to those homeowners looking to make their residences cleaner and greener. Even as interest in using solar energy continues to grow, there are still a lot of questions about just how these systems work.

There are also a lot of questions among homeowners about not just how these systems work, but what exactly solar energy can be used for. Today, we are going to look at the practical applications of solar energy in the residential sector. Just keep in mind that using solar energy reliably and effectively is not a given. You need more than great equipment, including quality solar panels in Fresno, CA. You also need great solar energy technicians to install and service that equipment, so leave the work to us!

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Why Invest in Solar Technology?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

solar-techniciansIf you subscribe to the old adage that variety is the spice of life, then right now is a very spicy time to be alive indeed! Whatever project you are looking to complete around the house, it seems like there are more and more options to consider now than ever before. This is certainly the case when it comes to how you choose to heat and cool your home. Did you realize that you have options when it comes to how you power your home too, though?

Solar energy systems are definitely more popular than ever, and today we are going to look at why that is. After doing so, you may just start to realize that a solar energy system is right for you. The great news is that reading this means that you have already found the company to work with when you decide to take the plunge and install solar panels in Fresno, CA—along with the rest of the equipment that a solar energy system requires.

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Do Solar Panels Ever Need Repairs?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

question-markSolar panels, for as impressive as their technology may be, are fairly simple in terms of basic mechanics. They are installed in a solar array in the yard, or right up on top of your houses on the roof. Then, well, they just kind of sit there and suck up the sun’s energy. The fact that there are not a lot of motors and gears that can wear down and break does not mean that your solar panels in Fresno, CA are never going to require repairs, however.

In fact, they most likely will require repairs at some point. If and when they do, you are really going to want to get your solar panels back on track as quickly as possible. Even if your house is not totally off the electrical grid, you don’t want to just wait on repairs and wind up missing out on the benefits that led you to invest in solar panels in the first place, right?

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Why Hire Professionals to Install Your Solar Panels?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

solar-panelsAre you thinking about ways to cut back on your energy costs? Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Using solar energy is a perfect way to accomplish both goals, allowing you to live the modern luxuries that we’re so accustomed to while also making use of perhaps our greatest renewable resource—the sun’s rays! If you want to start taking advantage of solar energy in your home, you are going to need trained professionals to install your solar panels in Fresno, CA.

There are certainly jobs around the house that homeowners can handle on their own. Even the most hand and capable homeowners understand that certain projects are really beyond their capabilities, though. In fact, it is the mark of a truly responsible homeowner to make that distinction. If and when you do decide to start using solar energy, remember to schedule your solar panel installation with the professional solar technicians on our staff. We’ll make sure that the job is done right.

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

solar-panelsIf you had endless amounts of a natural resource littering your property, you would probably take advantage of that and try to exploit that natural resource in a responsible way for your own benefit, right? Of course you would—who wouldn’t? Now this does beg the question of why you are not putting the sun to work for you, doesn’t it?

When you live in California, sunny skies are certainly not few and far between. With all of the sunshine that we enjoy, it only makes sense that homeowners would take advantage of the sun’s natural energy. By using solar panels in Fresno, CA, you can do just that. It just so happens that we employ some of the finest solar energy consultants and technicians around, so don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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Do Solar Panels Require Maintenance?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

solar-panelsMany savvy homeowners today are using solar panels in Fresno, CA. There are some very obvious benefits to be had in doing so. Solar energy is clean. It is sustainable and renewable, with the sun rising each and every morning. It saves homeowners money while also reducing their carbon footprint.

As is the case with any “alternative” technologies — though solar is becoming more and more normal these days — some people have their holdups when it comes to solar energy. Will a solar energy system produce enough energy? What kind of maintenance am I looking at? We’ve got the answers that you need to help determine if going solar is right for you.

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What Can Solar Panels Power?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

solar-and-sunnyIn our previous post, we talked about some reasons why you may want to install solar panels on your property. As a quick refresher, we will once again just reiterate the fact that solar energy allows you to make your home a much more environmentally-friendly place to live. It helps you to use sustainable energy that you can rely on while drastically cutting back on your energy costs. It can also increase your property value, all while you enjoy rebates on select equipment to help cut initial costs.

As we mentioned last time, you must also keep in mind the fact that solar panels must be professionally installed and serviced. The technology is easy to use once it’s in place. In fact, you won’t even really think about it all that often. However, the actual installation of this equipment, along with the system design, can be quite complex. Scheduling your solar panel installation in Fresno, CA with us ensures not only that your panels are installed right, but that you’ll have the energy that you need to power everything that you’re planning on.

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Why Install Solar Panels?

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

solar-panels-with-flowersAre you thinking about ways in which to improve your home, or what your options are for the way that you use energy within that home? If so, then we strongly urge you to consider the installation of solar panels in Fresno, CA. There are a lot of different benefits that you can enjoy as a direct result of utilizing solar energy in your home.

Just keep in mind the fact that solar panels are not the sort of thing that you can install on your own. Positioning the panels for maximum sun exposure, integrating the system into your existing electrical system — these are tasks that only trained,  professional solar technicians can handle. We’ll make sure that the job is done right.

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We Are Now an Enphase Premium Installer

Monday, March 6th, 2017

enphase-premium-installerIn our last blog post, we discussed some of the benefits of using solar energy to power your home. We also mentioned some of the fine products that we use in our solar installations in Clovis, CA, including those from Enphase. This week, we are proud to announce that we are now an Enphase Premium Installer. This is a great honor for our company, and we are proud to have earned this recognition from a company that we so happily work with.

Enphase really does represent some of the finest innovation and manufacturing in the solar energy industry, and it only makes sense that they want to ensure that their exceptional products are well-represented by exceptional installers. That is what makes this partnership so special to us, and is also why you should know to come to our team when the time to go solar arrives at your home. We’d like to share with you a bit more information about what it means to be an Enphase Premium Installer, and why you should choose Enphase products to begin with.

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