At Solar Sun Surfer, we endeavor to provide the best available green solutions via solar installations within San Mateo County.
To assist this process, we offer top of the line services and equipment for your commercial or individual needs.
Our highly specialized personnel is also on call at any time to take on your particular requests.
Net metering: It was reduced a few decades ago by the government as an initiative for customers to initiate solar installations within their homes and businesses.
The way it works is the installation allows for energy output to be stored within the electrical grid.
The client can service their neighbors with excess solar energy output in the form of electricity when the level of energy production far exceeds that of consumption.
That could be on a very sunny day or during continuous bouts of solar exposure.
When this happens, the meter will start to run, indicating there is credit within the system for the customer to use when the consumption far outweighs the production.
In areas like San Mateo County, you may end up spending next to nothing on utility costs. For commercial setups, it would reduce the overhead costs significantly, thus providing a financial incentive for local entrepreneurs.
Commercial and Residential Applications: At Solar Sun Surfer, we provide for residential as well as business applications.
The panel difference for both is based according to the number of cells each carries.
The residential panels have 72 cells while the commercial has 96.
They are billed according to the kilowatt hours each will produce and not according to sizing per se.
The panels can be installed on the roof on the ground depending on customer preference and what is available from the spacing.
The package also comes with a solar tracker which follows the minute movements of the sun during the day to maximize the amount of solar output.
Regardless, the panels are set on a tilt of 34 degrees, which is the standard for California as a location for solar installations.
Solar Water Heating: Solar water heaters are some of the most financially prudent investments considering their longevity and virtually no overhead costs.
The installation costs for solar water heaters in San Mateo CA may be the only substantial costs as there is no need to pay utility bills for the heating henceforth.
It is possible for the owner to return their investment within a time of two years, and the system may last upwards of 30 years in the best case scenarios with proper maintenance.
The most effective solar water heating systems consist of a storage tank and collector.
Cold water goes into the collector and the heat exchange system between the body of the collector and the water results in thermo-siphoning where the water circulates as it heats over time.
Now, solar water heating systems can be used for domestic hot water, commercial applications, space heating, and industrial water heating.
Domestic water heating happens to be the second largest user of solar water heating.
The market for solar hot water systems has also declined because of the reducing costs of solar electric projects and the introduction of heat pump water heaters, which are allegedly more economical up front.
That being said, solar water heating is still the most efficient use of roof space per unit of energy delivered.
Through preheating the water using solar energy, it is possible to cut the costs of heating for showers, doing laundry and more, which would end up saving three-quarters of the water heating expenses of the home.
Solar Pool Heating: Solar pool heaters are some of the most popular options for solar installation services chosen by middle class and well to do citizens in the area.
The system utilizes already inbuilt filters and pumps within the pool unless of course, there may be a need for an upgrade.
The solar collector is the heating point of contact with the water as it gains heat energy from the panels and transfers it to the water provided it has already been sufficiently filtered of debris.
The water increases the heat and is then recirculated to the rest of the pool, which maintains the same temperatures.
Solar Sun Surfer designs the solar systems according to the need of the customers, and some of the factors considered include the size of the swimming pool, the desired seasons and the location.
Customers tend to appreciate the personal consults and our approach, which allows the firm to construct the appropriate pool heating system set according to the desires of the individual.
In this case, there is a hardly a one size fits all theme.
The full-service inspections make it so that the equipment for the pool is matched with the needs of the customer.
Like water heating solutions, solar pool heating incurs a significant investment at the start and then breaks even within the span of the first two years from the utility costs that are saved by the customer.
It is quite expensive to heat water and maintains a specific temperature, especially when it is for large bodies like a swimming pool.
The great thing with solar pool heaters is you will never have to think about the electric bill that comes with a heated pool and that investment will last up to 20 years with the right conditions.
The return on investment is quite straightforward for pool heating systems, and San Mateo is blessed with a lot of the usable resource in this case, which is sunlight.
As such, Solar Sun Surfer is there to ensure that you fulfill your part in making your solar installation ambitions a reality.
For your free solar panel installation consultation, give Solar Sun Surfer a call today!
San Mateo County is part of the San Francisco Bay Area with nine counties bordering the San Francisco Bay.
The county is home to many endangered species including the San Bruno elfin butterfly and the San Francisco garter snake as well as endangered flowers such as the Hickman’s potentilla.
San Mateo also houses natural protected areas including Don Edwards San Francisco Bay, National Wildlife Refuge, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.