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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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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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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Start Taking Advantage of Solar Energy!

Monday, February 20th, 2017

solar-pv-panelOne thing that we are not lacking for in this part of the country is sunshine. Because of this, many homeowners in the area are using solar energy systems in order to power their homes. Using solar energy has a lot of different benefits to offer homeowners. As you can imagine, setting up a solar PV system that will function as effectively and reliably as possible is not a job that just anyone can handle. There is no point in making the jump to solar energy in Madera, CA if you are not going to enjoy an outstanding performance from your system.

Fortunately for you, our solar technicians are here to eliminate that risk entirely. Not only can we design a great solar energy system for your home, but we also install products from top manufacturers in the clean energy industry. These include Enphase Energy and SolarWorld. Contact us today with any questions that you may have. 

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Solar Energy Equipment: Buying vs. Leasing

Monday, October 12th, 2015

As more and more homeowners are looking for both more efficient and more environmentally friendly ways in which to power their homes, more and more of them are turning to solar energy. Doing so raises some questions, though. Most of these are about precisely how it is that solar energy is converted into usable electricity for use throughout the home. Another important question that homeowners frequently have, though, is whether it makes more sense to buy their solar equipment, or if they should lease the equipment and pay regular fees for its use. We’ve put together a bit of information to help you decide which option is best for your solar energy system in Fresno, CA. Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning with any questions that you may have.

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Discover the Best Way to Mount Solar Panels to Your Roof

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Discover the Best Way to Mount Solar Panels to Your RoofA solar power system can reduce your home’s reliance on the local electricity grid, while significantly reducing monthly energy expenses. To get the best performance, it’s important to mount solar panels the right way. Remember, solar panels are relatively expensive and any damage caused to them during installation can completely ruin your project.

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