How Solar Monitoring System Can Save You Money

Solar Monitoring System

If you have a solar system installed in your home, business, rental property, or industrial property, how do you know that your panels are working properly? Just because they are there and you are saving a substantial amount of money on your energy bill each month doesn’t necessarily mean that all of the panels are working at their maximum capacity (this is called solar panel efficiency).  You can save more money when you have the option to correct a problem with a panel so that it absorbs more of the sun’s energy to use for power for your home.

Solar monitoring system is an efficient way to keep track of each panel in your system to ensure that they are all working at full capacity. When they are working properly, this is when you can save the most money with your system.  A monitoring system is now required and will be installed and tested by your Solar installer Visalia, CA. When the monitoring system with SunPower is installed so you can track  solar panel efficiency while away from home with a mobile device.

The largest manufacturer of panels is SunPower, and they include a Monitoring System as well Monitring Consumption Kit . The kit helps you track how much electricity your family is using, and it is a helpful tool in saving money on power. You may not realize how much electricity you are using, but seeing the figures on your computer monitor can help you discover where you can cut back to save money. The Monitoring System tells you how much energy you are using each hour, and another bar on the graph that is accessible online shows you how much energy is being produced each hour.  Many customers think once they have solar they can greatly increase their energy consumption, but systems are designed to off set up to 100% of the previous 12 months energy usage which means to save money you want to continue to use close to what you  have previously.  Systems sized larger than this will be disqualified the CSI (California Solar Initiative) Tax Rebate.

Your solar residential contractor in Tulare can offer you different brands of meters that will help you manage your energy usage. It’s required by CSI that customers take an energy survey before starting the California rebate application. Knowing how much energy you are using and where it is being consumed allows you to reduce your usage, cut back on power costs, and work out a plan to minimize the power that is necessary to keep your home running in an efficient manner. You have the choice to cut down on decorative lighting or update old appliances so that you use only the electricity that is necessary for comfortable living. A monitoring system can save money by informing a homeowner of how much power is being used for heating and cooling purposes as well, providing a chance to reduce the thermostat to a lower temperature in the winter if excessive power is being used to heat a home, or in the summer if an excess of energy is used to cool the home. Solar system monitoring allows you to be in control of your power and to use it wisely to save money.

JPElectricnSolar can help you find the meter that works best with your solar power panels.

JP Electric and Solar has been in business since 1978 as electrical contractors, and their knowledge and expertise in solar panel installation is a good resource for you when you have questions or concerns about your solar energy system. They are a SunPower Authorized Dealer that can guide you in your design, installation, and management of a SunPower system if that is what you are looking for. They also install the system metering that is required to stay on top of your solar power management so that you can save money on electric and power bills.

You can call them at (559) 685-8313. They serve the areas of Tulare and Visalia, and Kings, and Fresno, Counties in California. Be sure to ask us about the California solar initiative which offers solar tax credits and rebates. They won’t last much longer!