Of course, solar panels will drastically reduce your home’s overall energy consumption, including your increasingly costly cooling bill. However, solar panels provide even more savings beyond powering your home with clean, renewable energy.


It turns out, panels on your roof act as a shield to prevent solar heat gain into your attic. This has a measurable impact on your comfort and monthly energy bill. Rather than allow the sun to bake through your roof, panels absorb that heat. The result is a slightly cooler home that takes some of the load off of your AC system.

Researchers at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineers determined that ceilings under solar panels are 5 degrees cooler during the day than under an exposed roof. This can dramatically reduce cooling costs over the system’s lifespan.

In the winter, solar panels have the opposite effect: they would prevent the sun from heating up the home during the day but retain that heat at night, keeping accumulated warmth inside.

Of course, your panels acting as a high-tech Sunbrella is only a minor benefit of going solar.


Solar panels could potentially eliminate your electricity bill. Certain tax credits and incentives can reduce the cost of installing solar panels as well. Once your panels are installed, you can save thousands of dollars per year on your electricity costs.

By getting solar panels, you can enjoy having some of the following benefits.

  • You can use a green energy source
  • Solar panels require little maintenance
  • You can avoid high electricity costs
  • The government provides tax breaks for installing solar panels

Investing in solar energy is simple. With the help of top-rated companies, you can discover financing options and affordable pricing for your new installation. Plus, now through the end of September, get $1,000 cash back when you install a SunPower Equinox system for your home! To learn more about getting solar panels for your home, call HES Solar today at (619) 350-0032.


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