It Is Time to Go Solar
By going solar, you'll be saving time, saving money, and most importantly - saving our planet.
Why Go Solar?
Better for the Environment
Solar energy is better for the environment because it generates electricity without emitting harmful greenhouse gases or air pollutants, requires no water for operation, and can be installed on rooftops to reduce land use and minimize environmental impact.
Solar energy cuts costs by providing stable and predictable electricity, reducing electricity bills through excess power generation, requiring minimal maintenance, creating jobs, and reducing reliance on imported energy sources.
Increased Home Value
Solar energy systems can increase the value of a home in several ways. First, solar panels can reduce electricity bills, which can be a significant selling point for prospective homebuyers. Second, homes with solar panels are typically considered more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient, which can appeal to buyers who are interested in reducing their carbon footprint and saving money on utility bills. Third, solar panels are a long-term investment, and the cost savings associated with solar energy can increase the overall value of a home. Finally, some studies have found that homes with solar energy systems sell for higher prices than comparable homes without solar, which suggests that solar panels can increase the resale value of a home. Overall, solar energy systems can provide an attractive and valuable addition to a home, offering both cost savings and environmental benefits.
Planning and Saving
To plan and save for a solar installation, determine your energy needs, research solar panel options, obtain quotes, consider financing options, determine the ROI, and save for the installation. Consult with a solar installation professional to guide you through the process.
How Does Solar Work?
Solar energy works by converting sunlight into electricity using a device called a solar panel. Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic cells, which are made of semiconducting materials such as silicon. When sunlight hits these cells, it knocks electrons loose from their atoms, generating a flow of electricity. The electricity produced by a single solar cell is typically small, so multiple cells are connected together to form a solar panel. The panels are then connected to an inverter, which converts the direct current (DC) electricity generated by the panels into alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used in homes or businesses. The electricity can either be used immediately or stored in batteries for later use. Solar energy systems can be installed on rooftops, on the ground, or even floating on water, and can be used to generate electricity for a wide range of applications, from powering homes and businesses to providing electricity for remote off-grid locations.
StarPower Systems is an amazing company. I don't even know where to begin.
Matthew, the owner, as well as the installer himself, by far the most intelligent/knowledgable/capable person I've ever had the pleasure of speaking with on Yelp.
Soleil, CFO, amazing communication skills, always there for me by text/email/phone, always felt like she was multiple steps ahead of me when it came to scheduling/inspections/invoicing.
Matthew & Soleil they are the POWER TEAM in the Bay Area Solar Industry.
Everything was 5 STARS
Pricing: hard to beat them
Knowledge: before I signed any contracts, Matthew probably spent well over an hour on the phone explaining the technical side of things to me
Installation: 17 Silfab panels running on Solar Edge Inverter/Power optimizers 100% installed and running in 2 DAYS!!!
Permitting: I didn't have to deal with San Jose city or PGE at all, if you know, you know. that's a blessing
Seriously, I could go on for days on how awesome StarPower Systems was.
The experience was simply flawless.