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San Joaquin County Solar Company - Renewable Energy for Your Home

Solar Sun Surfer offers access to the best solar installation services available in San Joaquin County.

We have a variety of money-saving solar services from residential and commercial setups to solar pool heaters and net metering. Our scope of service delivery covers a wide range of desires which have been expanded by the local population over the past.

We also have highly specialized personnel who value client satisfaction above everything and will deliver quality work at reasonably affordable rates.

At Solar Sun Surfer, we pride ourselves in bringing value to the client’s solar-related needs while also benefiting the environment.

San Joaquin is a prime spot to set up a solar installation whether it is a solar heater for the pool or any other residential and commercial purposes.

The hot climate makes it optimal for good production numbers, and local policy is in favor of green energy options.

Environmental and Financial Advantage

Solar power has been on the fringes of the energy sector for some time considering the infrastructure and technology to provide these services was once for the rich and eccentric.

It has practically become mainstream due to advancing technologies and their effect on amenities.

As such, it is now possible to store energy within a utility grid and offset the costs of utility bills when solar energy is not available such as night time or long winters, but the latter is not a significant factor in the area.

Installations of this kind also inhibit the use of energy wastefully thus promoting the theme of resourcefulness and recycling. The environment is the overall beneficiary here.

Net-metering

Net metering is one of the added benefits of Solar Sun Surfer through its residential and commercial solar installations.

It allows the commercial or residential proprietor to save hundreds of dollars on the utility bills each year, making it a great option to switch to solar power in San Joaquin County.

Net metering means energy is stored within the utility grid used by the owner so that energy produced by the panels goes to the power company and allows for offsetting your electricity bills.

When the sun is out, the owner will still use their solar-created power until their battery reserves run dry before they access the electrical power of the grid as normal. That is somewhat rare in a state with as much sun as the state.

That being said, when you’re producing solar power and not using it, your meter will technically run backward.

Likewise, since the system is generating electricity near the point where it is going to be used, that would reduce the strain on the distribution of the grid and the transmission infrastructure, so there is less energy loss from sending voltage from the nearest plant.

Solar Water Heaters

There are two options of either an active or passive water heater systems.

The former utilizes circulating pumps and controls while the latter does not use any pumps.

For the pump based active solar water heater systems, there are direct and indirect circulation modes.

  • Direct circulation systems: best for hard water and non-seasonal climates such as California.
  • Non-direct circulation systems: these send heat transfer to the collector and then transfer heat from fluids to the water. They are used within seasonal climates.

In the case of the passive solar heating modes, there is a basic collector setting where storage tanks gather heat when they are placed inside the collector behind a glazed side facing the sun.

It is efficient for homes using water in the morning and the evening.

Commercial Versus Residential Solar Installations

Residential options are currently the majority of requests within the local market though we are expanding our reach in the commercial sector.

Residential options have focused on net metering to assist with utility bills, though the field is expanding to include other desires for the home.

Paneling can be done on the roof or the ground depending on the preference or structure of the client’s property, and they are set in a 34-degree angle because of the optimal stipulated position for California.

The residential package also comes available with a solar tracker which tracks slight movements of the sun during the day to match the panels to the optimal position so the maximum amount of energy can be produced.

For commercial projects, the distributed generation systems like a rooftop or ground-mounted solar installation would be connected to the local electric grid.

That would allow the commercial proprietors to take advantage of net metering.

The panels available for commercial and industrial installations are more significant as compared to the residential alternatives.

The typical commercial lighting, for example, uses 96 cell type panels while the standard residential panel has 72 cell type panels.

Solar Pool Heating

Swimming pools within residential areas are a prevalent concept especially, in a hot environment like California.

Their low temperatures, however, has prompted the initiation of heating projects over the years.

Solar heating options have become the best low budget options in this case because they are far more effective than electrical means and much less costly, not to mention the environmental appeal.

With a properly sized pool heating season, the pool times can be extended to night time or overtimes when there are cold temperatures.

Solar heating panels meet the current needs of heated swimming pools.

The panels, for example, are long lasting and aesthetic in their placement and are also efficient collectors of the energy as they are mounted on the house roof or structure and clean water which has been pre-filtered is passed through the panels during the day with a pool pump.

The filter which comes with the heating system removes sediments and any debris from passing through the panels to avoid damaging the panels or clogging the system.

The sizing as well also depends on the pool size.

A large pool means a big heating area and a higher number of required panels.

The solar panel is also engaged within the circuit for 6 hours on any day. These systems also utilize the pump as a filtration system and circuit, so there are no additional costs that come with running the heated pool.

Want to learn more about solar panel installation in San Joaquin County? Give us a call today!