Solar Panels and your home

Many new homes today are being sold now with Solar Panels. What that means for some new homeowners is, that you now have a home that you won’t need to upgrade the electrical system. For everyone else it means, the way to save money on your monthly electrical bill is to install a Solar panel system for your home. It can be done with lower costs by using JB Electric with savings that you can agree with. Overhead at our company is much lower than most competitors so that means our overall cost to you is less.

(Chart from Wikipedia)

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Installing Solar Panels

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In the USA, a rule of thumb is that the average house consumes electricity at the rate of 1 kW per hour (kWh). There are about 730 hours in each month, and the average price of a kWh of electricity is $0.10. So an average monthly bill would be around $73 for 730 kWh of electricity.

A conservative value to use as a solar panel’s generating capacity is 10 watts/sq. ft. This represents a panel conversion efficiency of about 12%, which is typical. This means that for every kW you generate, you need about 100 sq. ft. of solar panels. If the sun shone 24 hours a day, you could put up 100 sq. ft. of panels and have enough energy to power the average home

The averages across the USA vary from around 3 hours per day in places like Seattle, Chicago, and Pittsburgh, to 5 or 6 hours per day in states like Colorado and California, to a high of 7 hours per day in Arizona. What that means is that the size of the panel array required can vary, anywhere from 400 sq. ft. to 800 sq. ft. (i.e., 4 kW to 8 kW), depending on where you live. You’ll need more panels if you live in a location that gets less sunshine per day, and fewer if you live in a location that gets more.

On Average in Beaumont CA, you could save $17,000 (over 20 years) by switching to Solar- Roof Top.

Standard Solar System Components

This brings up an important point: it takes more than a solar panel to get a PV system up and running, though. In fact, there are generally four components in every PV system:

  1. Solar panels – captures sun’s energy and converts it to electricity
  2. Controller – protects batteries by regulating the flow of electricity
  3. Batteries – store electricity for later use
  4. Inverter – converts energy stored in a battery to voltage needed to run standard electrical equipment


The entire system is what drives the cost of solar up and equipment like batteries need to be replaced over time.

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