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Southern California Solar Power Panel Installation

Considering Installing Solar Panels?

Are you considering installing solar panels? Find out how your solar panels not only save you money, but earn you billing credit through SDG&E’s Net Energy Monitoring Program. Learn more at SDG&E. Contact Solar Quest today at info@solarquestpower.com to receive a free quote for a solar system installation. Investing in your future together, a solar world is a better...

Save Thousands of Dollars with Solar

Did you know you as a California resident, you could save thousands of dollars by installing solar panels at your home or office? Learn more at Energy Sage. Contact Solar Quest today at info@solarquestpower.com to receive a free quote for a solar system installation. Investing in your future together, a solar world is a better...

Should you buy or lease your solar panel system?

Rising energy prices and falling costs for electricity-generating solar panels make rooftop solar installations a fantastic way for millions of home and business owners to slash their electric bills. One of the biggest decisions that surround solar panel systems is financing. There are two main ways to finance a solar system. One can purchase the system themselves with cash or a low interest loan, or they can have a third-party financier own the system and pay for it with a lease or power purchase agreement over 20+ years. The lease really made the modern residential solar market possible because it allowed customers to go solar with $0 down. However, the primary goal is to maximize the financial benefits of installing a solar panel system then to buy is the best and only option. The benefits to buying a solar system are substantial. Free electricity for up to 25-40 years Cash rebates and tax credits can reduce the cost of the system by up to 50%. Annual returns on investments of 10-30% (depending on your location state incentives and property characteristics) Increased property value and marketability instantaneously Earn extra cash by selling SREC’s (if offered by your state or your utility) Do you want to begin to receive the massive benefits of a solar panel system for your home or business? Contact Solar Quest today at info@solarquestpower.com to receive a free quote for a solar system installation. Investing in your future together, a solar world is a better...

Six Easy Steps to Estimate the Cost of a Solar Panel System

The benefits of a solar power system last a lifetime. From significantly adding to your property value, national financial incentives and ultimately making a global impact. Here are some easy ways to estimate the cost of a solar photovoltaic or solar thermal system and to help you determine if solar quest systems are the right for you. Step 1: Estimate your buildings electricity needs First step is to determine how much electricity you use. Determine how many kilowatt hours (kWh) you use per day, per month, per year. You can do this by referring to your utility bill. The utility bill will also display your costs and most likely include a graph that shows your monthly energy use/cost throughout the year. This will assist you in estimating when your highest energy use is and at what time of year. Step 2: Anticipate future fluctuations Since 1999, the average retail and commercial electricity rates have increased roughly by 30%. The increasing trend will most likely continue. As the cost coal and hydropower used to generate electricity continue to rise. Thus electricity needs and present and future cost in relation to one another. Step 3: Determine the amount of sun you get All factors that impact a PV system’s performance such as the temperature effect on the photovoltaic cells, the amount of sun peak hours in various regions, and the efficiency of inverter to convert solar derived energy from DC to AC. Let our Solar Quest Expert Professionals determine the best size for your solar photovoltaic system. Contact us at info@solarquest.com for my details. Step 4: Size your system On average, solar photovoltaic systems...

Calculating Solar Energy’s Land-Use Footprint

New Hampshire, USA — New statistics from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reveal exactly how much land is needed to site a solar plant of various sizes and technologies, based on actual plants and projects and not models or projections. The takeway: your mileage may vary. NREL’s previous estimates and calculations of solar energy’s land-use requirements, published several years ago, suggested that it could meet the U.S.’ total electric demand (circa 2005 levels) with a footprint of about 0.6 percent of the nation’s total land area, or somewhere around 14-15 million acres. Now, though, NREL has pooled data from more than two-thirds (72 percent) of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal (CSP) power plants already installed or being built across the country, as of 3Q12 data from SEIA: 2.1 GW (AC) of generation capacity and 4.6 GW (AC) under construction. Not surprisingly, they determined the required footprint varies widely depending what solar energy technology is applied, weighing between and how one calculates the “direct impact” (physical infrastructure development) vs. “total” area impacted including the surrounding land. Written...