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Many residential and commercial property owners use readily available solar energy to power their homes. This is where our Sebastopol solar panels enable you to tap solar energy and convert it into electricity used in businesses and homes. Solar energy has become a common topic in the current era of renewable energy. The increase in demand for solar energy has led to the constant improvement of solar energy technology. There is a rapid increase and growth in the use of solar energy over all other fuels. Many people are realizing that, compared to other energy sources, solar power is affordable and efficient. At Sun Solar Electric, we provide all types of solar panels at competitive prices.

Understanding How Solar Panels Work

You would be surprised to learn that the sunlight that shines on the earth in one hour can meet the world's energy needs for an entire year. Usually, solar radiation, also known as electromagnetic radiation, is light emitted by the sun. Solar technology captures the sun's radiation and converts it into valuable energy. Two main types of solar energy technologies are concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) and photovoltaics (PV). Unlike other energy sources, solar energy is 100 percent natural and does not compromise the environment. In addition, solar energy is renewable, meaning that you can never exhaust it, even when you have extensive energy needs.

We Offer Different Types Of Sebastopol Solar Panels

We understand that every consumer is unique and that their energy needs differ. Therefore, to accommodate the different needs of our customers, our Sebastopol solar panels generally come in different types and sizes. They range from portable and compact panels to large commercial modules nearly seven feet tall.

Generally, most solar panels fall into the following categories:

Monocrystalline Solar Panels

Monocrystalline panels are the most expensive of all the solar panels. Their intricate manufacturing process is the cause of this high price since their solar cells are made from a single silicon crystal. This makes most manufacturers absorb the expenses of producing these crystals. Manufacturing monocrystalline solar panels consumes much energy, but the panels are efficient.

Polycrystalline Solar Panels

Unlike monocrystalline solar panels, polycrystalline solar panels are cheaper. They are less expensive because their cells are manufactured from silicon fragments instead of a single, pure silicon crystal. This makes the manufacturing process for the cells simpler. This is cost-friendly for manufacturers and consumers.

Thin-film Solar Panels

The cost of thin-film solar cells largely depends on the type of thin-film panel used. The most expensive thin-film solar panel is CIGS, while the cheapest is CdTe or amorphous silicon. However, irrespective of the panels' cost, the general expense of installing a thin-film solar panel could be more affordable than installing monocrystalline or polycrystalline panels. In addition, installing thin-film solar panels requires less labor because they are maneuverable and lighter in weight. This makes it easy for installers to carry the panels onto rooftops and install them in place. This also reduces labor expenses, contributing to a generally less expensive solar installation.

We provide a wide range of Sebastopol solar panels. So you can always count on us, irrespective of the type of solar panel you want.

Materials Used In Manufacturing Solar Panels

Electricity can only be produced if a semiconducting material is used to make solar PV cells. Usually, silicon is the most common material used as a semiconductor during the production of solar cells.

Crystalline Solar Panels

The cells in monocrystalline and polycrystalline forms consist of silicon wafers put into rows and columns, forming a rectangle while making monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels. The manufacturers then use a glass sheet to cover and frame them together.

Even though silicon makes monocrystalline and polycrystalline cells, they differ in composition. A single silicon crystal makes monocrystalline solar cells, while silicon fragments make polycrystalline solar cells. A mold melts the fragments together before turning them into ingots and cutting them into wafers.

Thin-film Solar Panels

Unlike crystalline solar panels, different materials are crucial in making thin-film panels. Cadmium telluride (CdTe) material has been used to make the standard thin-film solar panels. While manufacturing thin-film solar panels, a layer of CdTe is usually placed between conducting layers that assist in absorbing sunlight. Thin-film solar panels also have a glass layer on top that protects them.

Amorphous silicon (a-Si) is also used to manufacture thin-film solar panels. Even though these panels are made of silicon layers, they are not composed of solid silicon wafers. Instead, they are made of non-crystalline silicon placed on top of metal, plastic, or glass.

Benefits Of Using Our Sebastopol Solar Panels

Some of the benefits of using our solar panels include:

Solar Energy Is Applicable Everywhere

You can deploy solar energy anywhere as long as there is sunshine. Solar energy can be of great help, especially in remote areas where another source of electricity is not accessible. Many people around the world have no access to electricity. If you place solar panels in these areas, they can help improve the lives of millions of people in those regions. Solar energy can also be applied anywhere, including to power boats and flying spacecraft.

Production Of Energy During Peak Hours

A lot of energy is needed during the day and early evenings. Generally, a significant percentage of electricity costs accumulate during this time. On the other hand, solar energy’s maximum production capacity reaches its peak during these hours. Therefore, no matter how extensive your energy needs are, you cannot exhaust renewable solar energy.

Reduce Your Energy Bill

Producing your own power means you will incur fewer costs from the utility supplier. This will help you save on your power bill. You can also earn money by selling the unused power you have produced back to the grid. You can make your sustainable investment even more appealing through solar panel grants. The more power you generate, the less you will require from the supplier. Self-generated energy always increases your energy independence.

Preserves The Environment

Unlike other energy sources, solar energy has the lowest negative environmental impact. It does not pollute water sources or produce greenhouse gasses. Unlike nuclear power plants, it also requires very little water for maintenance. In addition, there is no noise pollution during solar energy generation. This is a significant benefit because many solar installations are in towns and other domestic settings.

Improves Grid Security

The grid is less vulnerable to blackouts if many power plants are spread out. A grid with high solar energy penetration often has many energy production centers spread out. This enhances the grid's security if there is an overload, human or natural-caused calamities.

Less Power Lost In Long-Distance Transmission

A significant percentage of energy is lost during transportation and distribution. More energy is lost if the distance between the production and supply points is long. The losses could seem minimal but can significantly impact the installation's performance, especially in high-population areas. Installing solar panels in your yard or on your roof could reduce this distance significantly and, at the same time, improve energy efficiency.

Factors To Consider While Choosing a Sebastopol Solar Panel

There are several factors to consider while choosing a solar panel, including:

Manufacturer’s Reputation

It is essential to check if a manufacturer walks the talk. Solar manufacturers can entice you with big promises and attractive advertisements like any other business. However, you should keep yourself updated. You need to look at past clients' performance records and experiences to understand a provider's trustworthiness.

Manufacturer’s Maintenance

Solar panels are made of parts that can wear off with time. Therefore, you are required to have them serviced occasionally. Cleaning and removing debris are easy tasks, but you need an expert to check and service the solar panel components.

Most manufacturers carry out annual maintenance as part of the package deal. However, if the manufacturer does not specify this, you need to ask and ensure this service is included. You must also check your solar system regularly and inform your manufacturer if you notice any signs that your Sebastopol solar panel needs servicing.

Manufacturer’s Warranty

A warranty is another aspect to consider because it is established to protect your rights as a client. When weighing the options, you must collaborate with the manufacturer offering you the best warranty period. In case of an abrupt defect or malfunction, this will assist you in maximizing your investment.

Solar Panel Durability

Durability is another factor you should consider since your Sebastopol solar panel will be exposed to adverse weather elements. You should avoid panels that can break easily because a system breakdown will significantly impact your savings.

You should inquire about the durability of the solar panels when negotiating with the manufacturer. Solar companies are required to reveal the results of their testing to prove the validity of their solar panels.

Mounting And Roof Compatibility

You should choose the area in your home with the most sun exposure because placement will be vital in harnessing solar energy and generating power. You should avoid placing panels in areas where buildings, trees, and other structures will obstruct them.

You should ensure the mounting system is of good quality, especially if you live in a windy region. Loose mounting brackets can easily make your panels fly off during typhoon season. Consulting your manufacturer and requesting the necessary certification will assist you in avoiding this dilemma.

Panel Size

You will likely replace your Sebastopol solar panel in the coming years because different types of solar panels keep emerging. However, even now, you should ensure that you secure the right solar panel size depending on the design and size of your roof and your energy needs. Panels require ample space because they generate more energy per square meter.

Why Choose Us

What makes Sun Solar Electric Company stand out from other companies supplying Sebastopol solar panels? Why should you choose us over our competitors?

Providing High-Quality Solar Panels On The Market

Sun Solar Electric Company only installs high-quality panels. Our panels outperform others because they boast unmatched efficiency and rank first in independent durability tests. In addition, we only partner with the best solar panel manufacturers. Because we have confidence in our products, all our solar panels have a warranty. If your solar panel malfunctions before the warranty expires, we will repair or even replace it for free.

Award Winning Customer Service

We aim to offer our customers high-level service. As a result, we have built a reputation for being the go-to company if you seek high-quality solar panels accompanied by friendly service, which has helped us stand out from other solar companies.

Unlike some solar companies that only focus on the next sale, we strive for better customer service and meeting our customers' needs. As a result, everyone on our team is always ready to assist our customers, from our installation crew to our dedicated project managers, client coordinators, and solar consultants. As a result, you will always receive warm, caring service whenever you call to inquire about Sebastopol solar panels. 

Local Company With Local Experience

Sun Solar Electric is unlike other companies because we have decades of experience installing solar panels in Sebastopol. We understand the utility and permitting interconnection processes for every area and the associated complexities. Our team is composed of more certified solar experts than any other company.

Planet, People, And Profit

At Sun Solar Electric, we strive to wrap our core values around the planet, people, and profits on the same level. We never sacrifice our service or the quality of the solar panels. For every project we initiate, we focus on benefiting the company, the environment, and the community. We work hard to ensure businesses, utilities, and homeowners go solar.

Find Sebastopol Solar Panels Near Me

Are you looking for high-quality and efficient Sebastopol solar panels?

Look no further than Sun Solar Electric. We have been providing the best quality solar panels at an affordable price for years. We take pride in our impeccable reputation as the go-to company for all your solar energy needs. You can count on us for all types of solar panels, whether simple or sophisticated. Contact us at 707-658-2157 to speak to one of our experts.

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