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Serving All of: Wasco, McFarland, Fuller Acres, California, Cherokee Strip, California, Tehachapi, Shafter, California City, Edmundson Acres, California, Greenfield, Kern County, California, Delano, Ridgecrest, Maricopa, Smith Corner, California, Eric, California, Taft, Arvin, Woody, Mexican Colony, California
Summer’s in Bakersfield get hot, and they’re predicted to keep getting hotter. According to Electricity Local the residential electricity rate in Bakersfield is 1.63% higher than the Calfornia statewide average of 15.35 cents/kWh. Sweltering summers requires homes to be running their AC most of the day. This is a huge strain on your electricity bill just to stay cool, not including pool heating, washer, dryers..etc. It should make perfect sense then to start researching getting solar panels for your Kern County when Bakersfield sees on some of the highest Total Days of Sun averaging 191 sunny days throughout the year. Sweating is good when you’re hiking or working out, but if you’re having to work hard for finding local, trusted, Bakersfield solar contractors, you’re trying to hard. Here at Valley Solar Pros, all our solar plans to lease, purchase, finance or prepay your new PV system can be customized to match your unique budget and home needs.
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Since 2010, thousands of Valley Solar Pros customers across SLO County have chosen to power their homes with carbon free, renewable energy; helping Kern County save millions of dollars on their energy bills* and generating more than 2.4 billion kWh of clean energy. Solar in the Valley is a no brainer. Powering your AC, heating, and pools year around with the sun is an incredible investment thanks to cheaper technology, and California’s progressive climate goals incentivizing homeowners to adopt solar with various tax rebate programs and federal level tax credits. We are passionate about solar and are here to help you get your slice of the savings. We make solar panel installation in Bakersfield, CA easy and most of all cost effective in saving money!
Affordable Solar Panels for Your Home
Do you live in the Central Valley of Kern County? Are you tired of paying $125+ in electricity bills year around? Located halfway between Fresno and Los Angeles in the agriculture capital of the the U.S., California’s San Joaquin Valley delivers a unique lifestyle of diversity, outdoor activities, and particularly fresh produce.
The city’s climate, makes Summer’s and winter’s extreme, however overall comfortable weather year and quick access the mountains or Central Coast makes the Bakersfield a beautiful place to live. Biking and hiking trails are accessible almost every day because the sun shines approximately 272 times each year. This fantastic amount of sunlight only further helps justify the solar leap with a company like Valley Solar Pros, to protect yourself from Bakersfield’s high electricity bills; which are over 30% higher compared to what homeowners pay in other states. If you were to look outside right now, odds are the sun is shining. Think of all the savings you’re missing out on.
Protect Yourself From Rising Energy Costs & Outages with Solar Battery Storage Services
Solar storage is a holistic service that includes a home battery unit, powered by your solar panels, able to keep your devices running for up to 10 hours during an outage. Moreover, it helps ease Time of Use to ensure you continue to save the most even as electricity rates fluctuate during the day, guaranteeing you the lowest utility bill payment possible. Hedging for the future has never been easier. Welcome to the future of home battery backup!
Install Solar for Little to $0 Down & Save $1000s in Bakersfield
California State University of Bakersfield College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences boasts one of the country’s most prestigious undergraduate agriculture programs in the ag industry capital of the world. Meaning, farming here isn’t just a career — it’s a culture. Bakersfield’s mix of immigrants and country make it a vibrant city to be in. The fact is when you’re able to save up to 20% of monthly electricity savings* for $0 down, political leanings aside, money talks.
Our monthly solar lease program offers you all this and more. Maintenance, service, repairs, monitoring, insurance, and peace of mind for the next two decades. Makes perfect dollar sense, right?
Or, if you want to truly maximize your savings, explore a leasing program. This plan lets you lock in 20 years of low solar rates today by making a simple one-time upfront payment. This also includes bumper-to-bumper coverage for the life of the product; so yes, going prepaid will give you 100% piece of mind.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the key aspects of solar for my home?
Net Energy Metering (NEM) – NEM is a policy that allows you to generate and receive energy to and from the grid through your electrical meter. Traditional utility consumers pull energy from the main electrical grid, use the energy in their home, while the meter counts how much is used. With PV solar, you can push your excess energy into the grid during the day and pull it during the night to use for lights, electronics, air conditioning/heating or anything else you may need that requires electricity.
Grid Connection – After you go solar, you will still be connected to the utility’s grid. This is so you can take advantage of NEM to maximize the value of your system. Essentially the grid functions as a bank storing your energy from your solar panels until you are ready to use it. With a battery backup system and secure power supply, you can use the energy from your system when the grid goes down.
Energy Credits – When you don’t use all the energy your system produces during a day, that energy will “roll” over to the next day and so forth. This happens day after day, month after month, but not year after year. This allows you to use all the energy you produce with your solar system. If you have higher usage months (AC, guests, holidays, etc) you draw from the extra energy credits you earned earlier in the year.
Yearly Settlement – Once a year you “square up” with your utility. It’s where you settle the balance on your energy credit over the past year. Consuming more than you produce you pay the utility for the excess energy you pulled from the grid. Producing more energy than you consume, the utility will pay you for the excess energy at a sub-retail rate.
How Does Solar Energy Work?
1. Your photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels convert sunlight to DC electricity.
2. Your Inverter converts DC (Direct Current) electricity to AC (alternating current).
3. Generated PV electricity converted to AC is used to power your home.
4. Excess electricity is sent to the grid for a credit, or stored in a battery if you choose to install one in your home.
What are the key pieces of equipment for a solar panel system?
Solar Panels – Solar panels are modular components, generally rectangular in shape – approximately 3 ft by 5ft. The panels contain silicon cells that when exposed to sunlight, create a flow of direct current (DC) electricity. Panels will vary in size, electrical output (measured in Watts), efficiency, and even color. Most solar panels today have either a black or silver metallic frame. The cells will usually appear a dark blue or black in the light. Panels can be mounted to a home or building’s roof structure, or installed on a ground-mount racking structure.
Note: When thinking about where to strategically place solar panels for a home, it’s important to consider factors that will affect the system’s energy production (measured in kWh). Shade from trees, should be taken into consideration. In the Northern Hemisphere, facing south generally the best orientation for maximum output.
The inverter is a device that converts (or if we’re being techincal inverts) direct current electricity produced by the PV solar array(s) into distributed alternating current, (AC electricity). There are several different types of inverters a solar installation might employ. String inverters are the simplest, most mature inverter technology. This is where the DC from groups of solar panels linked in series are fed into the inverter. The inverter puts out AC electricity which is then fed to the home’s electrical system. Micro-inverters are small, modular inverters that are installed behind each solar panel in an array (1:1) and effectively contain the AC energy production of each panel so that the reduced production of one panel does not affect the output of the entire solar array.
A racking system is how your solar panels are be mounted to your home’s roof or ground mount system (popular for commercial installations). While some racking systems may vary in their appearance or modularity, they exhibit similarities in their form and function. It’s important to make sure your racking system, if roof-mounted, is properly flashed and sealed to ensure your roof is well-protected against the elements. Areas with high winds or volatile weather require extra secure racking systems. Roof racking systems vary slightly depending on the type of roof.
It’s important that every residential solar system has its own monitoring system. This is the application that will allow you to view and measure real-time and historical energy production data for your home. Some monitoring systems display this energy production data via a physical display unit, while others employ an online interface, or both! As “smart” or connected homes become more wide spread, solar installers can provide whole-house energy consumption monitoring. In order to ensure your solar system is producing energy efficiently, it’s important to make sure your solar panels are paired with an energy production monitoring system.
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