Installing Solar Panels in Victorville & Apple Valley
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 the high desert 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 Victorville and Apple Valley.
How are Victorville & Apple Valley Unique for Solar Panel Installations?
Installing solar panels in Victorville and Apple Valley poses a unique set of challenges. First, let's consider high and low annual temperatures for the area. Long hot summers consist of triple digit temperatures while our winter lows can go well below freezing. Rain can be heavy at times and we even average several inches of snow annually. High wind conditions can't be ignored. Thus, unlike other solar panel locations, in Victorville, we are a land of extremes. SolarShoppers brings our local solar installation experience to our many Victorville & Apple Valley solar customers.
This wide range of temperatures, rain, wind, and snow cause residents of Victorville & Apple Valley to use more electricity than those living near the coast or elsewhere who experience a more temperate climate. Yet, here in the high desert, we have a distinct advantage over coastal areas because we have many more sunny days and no June Gloom. Consuming more power plus solar generation that is better than most of California, allows those of us in Victorville with solar panels installed on our residences to have a quick solar ROI.
Why Victorville & Apple Valley Homeowners Choose
SolarShoppers has over 1,000 solar energy systems in the High Desert. We understand the difference between socal solar, and the unique attributes of the of the area's climate extremes and will custom design your solar energy system to perform at its best under local conditions. We are committed to constructing your solar pv system with solar equipment that can stand up to local weather extremes.
Are Micro Inverters Suitable for Victorville?
We have found that microinverters installed in Victorville tend to have a higher failure rate than in other areas. That’s why at SolarShoppers we 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 Victorville'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 Victorville's desert climate is too extreme for these sensitive devices and the failure rates are higher here than elsewhere.
Victorville's Solar Advantage
As we discussed, Victorville's climate extremes drive high electric, gas, and other bills. When we are more efficient with our energy plus solar we’ve added to our homes, we get a better return on our solar investment and a faster break even. This allows Victorville solar customers to enjoy the freedom solar provides today and for many years to come. The combination of these climate and energy factors is now driving a kind of green convergence across the High Desert 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 Victorville's green convergence pass you by. Contact SolarShoppers today and we’ll help you enjoy the freedom solar generates, now and for decades to come.