Summer is right around the corner! If you’re looking for ways to keep your electricity bills down—without sacrificing comfort—a solar energy system can be a good option to get the best of both worlds. Power your air conditioner with solar panels and stay cool this summer with these tips from Premo Solar.
Using Solar Panels for Your AC Unit
The Central Coast is ideal for residential and commercial solar power, with its sunny summers and mild winters. Solar energy in the area can provide reliable power with less dependence on your utility company. By converting energy from the sun into electricity, you can run virtually any electric system in your home for a reduced cost—and in many cases, for free.
Since most air conditioners run on electricity, you’ll also be cutting your summer energy bills by using solar power to run your AC unit. Whether you have a traditional air conditioner, ductless mini splits, or a heat pump, your solar system will provide stable electricity costs and make them more affordable.
Add Battery Storage to Optimize Your Solar Panels
Keep your home comfortable throughout the warmer months—at any time of the day—by installing battery storage. Solar panels are only able to generate electricity when the sun is out, so adding a battery to your system will allow you to access solar electricity at night and on overcast days. By storing excess electricity from peak production hours, solar batteries make powering your air conditioner around the clock easier. Solar systems with battery storage also make net metering under California’s new NEM 3.0 policy more cost-effective.
Premo Solar: Your California Solar Expert
As one of the leading solar companies in California, Premo Solar can make affordable solar electricity achievable for your Monterey, Salinas, or Santa Cruz county home. We can assess your home and its location, and install rooftop or ground-mounted solar panels for optimal sun exposure using premium equipment—like SunPower panels and Enphase microinverters. If you’re installing rooftop panels, our sister company, Premo Roofing, can even ensure your roof is properly prepared for solar installation.
Premo Solar can help you evaluate your energy usage and determine how many solar panels you’ll need to run your air conditioner—and any other electrical systems. Our team can even help you take advantage of several California solar incentives to make your solar installation more affordable.