Top Rated Residential Solar Installation Sacramento CA

You’re here because you’re looking for a residential solar installation service that will help you get ahead of the ever rising electricity cost. Perhaps, you’re looking for solar storage batteries installation in Sacramento. Glad you found us. Discover how we can help you with your goals today.

Overview

Is It a Good Investment?

Residential solar installation Sacramento has a lot of advantages that we would love to teach you about.

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Firstly, it will make you reduce your electricity bills and protect you from the annual rise of electricity rate. Secondly, it is a great investment rather than a single expense. In 7 or 8 years time, you would have paid your residential solar set-up with your electricity savings. In addition, it will yield an ROI of about 20%. Moreover, you can get 30% of your system’s total cost as tax credit. In other words, the bigger your system, the lesser tax you will pay at the end of the year. In conclusion, residential solar installation is very beneficial for you and the environment in the long run.

We configure a complete residential solar system that’s designed to fit your requirements, consumption patterns, and site characteristics. As a result, you will maximize your savings and system’s efficiency. Solar energy has never been this valuable in Sacramento. Therefore, if you want to benefit from renewable and clean energy, the perfect time to start planning would be now. So, go solar now and become energy self-sufficient by protecting yourself from the ever-increasing cost of bills.

How Residential Solar Photovoltaic System Works

This is a system that can directly convert sunlight into electricity with the use of solar cells. Similarly, these cells convert the sunlight into DC electricity. Afterwards, the inverter converts the “DC” into “AC” power which powers your home appliances once plugged into an outlet.

Generally, the rooftop is the most common place to install these panels for an important reason. The higher it is installed the lesser obstruction there would be. Besides, the roof is generally structured to support the weight of the panels and mounting materials.

The average rates of solar systems by system size

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Residential Solar Installation Sacramento Permit Process

The Governor calls for California to use renewable energy more. Therefore, the City of Sacramento expedited building permits for small residential solar systems. As a result, homeowners and contractors are able to apply for an installation permit and get approved faster. Although, the expedited process is only for the residential installation of systems not exceeding 10 kilowatts.

Since January, the Community Development Department has approved 675 permits for residential installation. Furthermore, installation is expected to increase in the coming years as the permit process becomes easier.

Expediting the permit process for installation will encourage the effective improvement of the industry and make installation easier. Most importantly, we can now save more than half in permitting cost. Before, the installation permit cost was $1,000. However, fees have been reduced now to $304. These are the state’s action plan for climate change – to encourage the use of clean energy to improve air quality.

To learn more about the steps in getting a permit and incentive, visit the City’s Guide to Solar Energy Permits. The Community Development Department is making an effort to simplify services so it will be easier for homeowners and contractors to get permit.

Types of Residential Solar Installation Sacramento

On-Grid

This is the most common solar panel installation set-up. With this setting, your panels direct the electricity generated back to the grid. Moreover, a meter measures this and it will be reflected as credit to your bill. If you produce more than you consume, you’re not gonna pay the electric company for the said month. Some electric companies pay the consumer for their excess power generated. However, most electric companies nowadays just give you solar credit which will be carried over to the next month.

One disadvantage of this system is that when there’s a power outage, you will also lose electricity. You will need to have storage batteries to avoid losing electricity during these events. Contact us for solar storage batteries installation in Sacramento.

Off-Grid

This set-up is typically used in areas where electric companies don’t provide service. This system requires a lot of storage batteries to store the generated energy to be used during nighttime.

Hybrid

 

This system is simply a combination of on-grid and off-grid systems. Since the cost of storage batteries has started to go down, many households are going for hybrid set-up. In this configuration, power banks or power cells initially store the electricity generated. When the batteries are full, the generated power will be redirected to the grid. During the night, cloudy skies, or a power outage, you will utilize the electricity stored in your power banks. Ultimately, you will get electricity from the grid when the energy stored is depleted. 

With this set-up, you need to have storage batteries and charge controllers aside from solar panels and inverters. This might be the most costly but it’s gonna be worth it in the long run. Furthermore, regular check-up and maintenance is important to keep every aspect of the system in its optimal state.

Our Solar Storage Batteries Installation in Sacramento

Without storage batteries, your residential solar installation Sacramento will still lose electricity during a power outage. 

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Many customers have misconceptions and we should discuss it during the planning session. They thought that during a power outage their solar panel system can still power their house. However, that is not always the case. The reason is that the owner of the system doesn’t actually utilize the power directly from their panels. The electricity generated is fed back to the grid, in other words, the grid is still powering your home. The power company is actually buying the electricity you generated in the form of credit.

The voltages of your panels fluctuate throughout that day and even, quickly, when a cloud shades your panels. As a result, the sudden drop or surge of voltage can damage your appliances easily. When a power outage occurs, the flow of power from your panel is also cut off to protect the electricians addressing the issue.

The storage battery has quickly become the most famous energy storage choice for on-grid solar. There are different types of solar batteries sold in the market such as flow batteries and salt-water batteries. But, the most common storage battery systems are either lithium-ion batteries or lead-acid. Lithium-ion battery systems have a smaller energy storage capacity compared to other storage systems. However, they are a more popular choice because they can be installed anywhere, inexpensive, and have a small footprint. To learn more, contact us for solar storage batteries installation in Sacramento.

Solar Storage Batteries Cost

We, DCS Sacramento Solar, want to educate the people without bias.

Relatively, solar batteries are still expensive. Although, their capacity and price has been improving at a fast pace and it’s something to look forward to.  In the Sacramento area, power outages seldom happen and when they do, they don’t usually last long. That being said, generators might be a preferable option to go to when you need a continuous flow of electricity. The best use of solar batteries is for people who live off-grid in a rural area. So, they can store energy and have power to use during the night.

Notwithstanding, solar battery would be a really great upgrade to your home if it’s in your budget. Furthermore, you can protect yourself from constant rise of electricity bills and save more money in the long run. Contact us for solar storage batteries installation in Sacramento.

Why People Trust Us

High Quality standard

We never settle for less especially for our clients

Unmatched Expertise

More than decade of experience in the industry

Precise Result

Your best interest and energy goals are our top priority

Certified Technicians

Our technicians are certified with proper training and experience

What People Say About Us

Be one of our happy and satisfied customers 

Ethan Shaw

“I had the chance to look at other companies but I chose DCS Sacramento Solar because of their expertise and transparency. It was a satisfying experience and I’d work with them again. This solar installation company Sacramento is highly recommended.”

5/5
5/5
“DCS Sacramento Solar surpassed my expectations. It was a little tricky when looking at different solar companies since it's a long-term investment. My experience couldn't have been any better with their amazing team. If you are in the market for any solar needs call DCS Sacramento Solar.”
Amilie Simmons
Amilie Simmons
5/5
“They make the entire process simple and understandable to someone who doesn't know much about the system. They were transparent and honest in setting realistic expectations, that's what I love about them. Also, the installation process was hassle-free and now, I'm satisfied with my electricity savings. ”
Liam Bower
Liam Bower
5/5
“I love how gracious their staff are and very polite in dealing with customers. I haven't felt like I was annoying them despite of all the questions I raised to clarify my confusions. Above all, the job was done precisely and the expectations they set were met. I highly recommend them.”
Nicky
Nicky