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October 9, 2018

Unlocking the many financial and environmental benefits of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system begins with understanding the “how” of it all. If you’ve felt in the dark about harnessing the power of the sun, you’ve come to the right place — and you’re not alone!

Take the time to go through the informational graphic below, to learn about how solar works and exactly where Sky Power Solar installs custom solar systems in the San Francisco Bay and Tri Valley area.

how solar works, solar 101, solar energy, solar power, solar pv, sky power solar, ca

From Sunshine to Electricity

As the California sun rises over the horizon, it’s rays begin to hit the solar panels mounted on your roof or on the grounds of your property. Those rays are absorbed and converted to direct current (DC) power by the photovoltaic panels, and then sent to an inverter installed in your home. That inverter converts the DC electricity to home-ready alternating current (AC) power, and then fed into your home. As the sun reaches its peak, your home solar array will generate more electricity to send down the line to your home, until it starts to set in the afternoon and evening.

Your solar system will work in tandem with the power grid, so that when you are generating more energy than you are using, the excess power is fed back into the grid. Then at night when you are not harvesting the sun’s power, your home pulls electricity from the grid again.

Going Solar with the Tri Valley Area’s Best

At Sky Power Solar, our goal is to ensure you have peace of mind when you trust us, the local experts, with your solar installation. We carry the most efficient and reliable solar panels available, and are a 12 year Diamond Certified installation contractor. You may be a client, but we will treat you like a neighbor. When you have questions, we are here to answer them! From installation, to rebates and financing, Sky Power Solar has got you covered from Bernicia to Sunol, and Castro Valley to Discovery Bay.

Is your California home ready for the renewable energy the sun provides all year long? Reduce your energy bills and conserve electricity with a custom solar installation from Sky Power Solar. Get your free solar quote today — call (925) 357-9637 or contact us!

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Diamond Certified Solar Installer

Sky Power Solar has been a Diamond Certified Installer since 2006. The Diamond Certification honors firms that have achieved excellence in their field.

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Sentinels of Freedom

Headquartered right here in San Ramon, the Sentinels of Freedom is committed to helping severely wounded veterans realize their goals and dreams. Sky Power will donate $100 for every completed project to support this important mission.

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