Palmdale and Solar
There are few places where one can surf and ski on the same day or go from barren desert to alpine meadow in less than an hour. While in Palmdale, CA we take this for granted, such a variety of climates can greatly complicate construction of everything from houses to solar energy systems. This is especially true for solar panel installations, yet many of us wish to enjoy the freedom solar gives us from our electricity bills during our hot summers. Additionally, home solar has the added benefit of shading our roofs and lowering the temperatures of our second story and attic spaces. Keeping our home cooler is just one more way solar lowers energy costs in Palmdale.
How is Palmdale Different For Solar Panel Installations?
Installing solar panel systems in Palmdale is different from other California micro-climates in several ways. First, let’s look at high and low temperatures for Palmdale. Our hot summers consist of triple digit days while our winter lows can go well below freezing. Rain can be heavy at times and we even average two plus inches of snow annually. Thus, unlike other solar panel locations, in Palmdale, we are a land extreme weather. SolarShoppers brings our local solar installation experience to our Palmdale customers.
This wide range of temperatures, rain, and snow cause homeowners in Palmdale to consume more power than those living near the coast who experience far less annual climate variability. Yet, we have a unique advantage over the coastline because we have many more sunny days. Consuming more electricity plus solar production that is the envy of most of California, allows those of us in Palmdale with solar panels on our homes to have a very fast return on our solar investment.
Why Palmdale Homeowners Choose SolarShoppers
SolarShoppers has installed hundreds of solar systems In Palmdale and over 1,000 in the Antelope Valley. We understand the difference between socal solar, and the unique attributes of the of Palmdale's unique climate and will custom design your solar energy system to perform at its best under local conditions. And we will construct it with solar equipment that can stand up to local weather extremes.
Are Micro Inverters Suitable for Palmdale?
We have found that microinverters installed in Palmdale tend to have a higher failure rate than in other areas. That’s why the engineers at SolarShoppers Electric have selected SolarEdge as our standard solar inverter. This innovative solar inverter combines the power of a central inverter with the flexibility of micro-optimizers, but unlike micro-inverters whose sensitive electronics have difficulty cycling through Palmdale's hot summer days and coldest winter nights, SolarEdge’s electronics can be installed in the shade, on a north wall, or inside your garage. This isn’t to say micro-inverters aren’t a suitable solution for some homeowners as many socal solar installations use them along the more temperate coast. It’s simply that Palmdale's desert climate is too extreme for these sensitive devices and the failure rates are higher here than elsewhere.
Palmdale and Solar
Again, Palmdales's climate extremes drive high electric, gas, and other bills. Therefore, when we are more efficient with our energy plus solar we’ve added to our roofs, we get a better return on every dollar invested. This allows Palmdale residents to truly enjoy the freedom solar provides today and in the future. The combination of these climate and energy factors is now driving a kind of green convergence across the Antelope Valley that includes wind, fuel cells, smart battery storage, electric vehicles, plus solar and a host of other emerging technologies. If you are suffering under the weight of high SCE bills, are thinking about (or have added) an electric car, or are considering any other energy plus solar home improvements, don’t let the Palmdale's green convergence pass you by. Contact SolarShoppers today or visit us 39626 10th Street West Suite G Palmdale and we’ll help you enjoy the freedom solar provides, now and for decades to come.