Lodi, California is Going Solar

Lodi, California is a great place to go green with a solar panel roof for a number of reasons, not the least of which is great exposure to the sun.  Couple that with the cost of converting to a solar energy system dropping across the entire state, and you have the perfect time for putting those solar panels on your roof.

Savings You Can Expect

Low prices are always an incentive, but when considering switching your home or business to solar, the long-term return on your investment (ROI) should also be a big consideration. Right now is a great time for Lodi homeowners and businesses to research solar energy companies and look into the average savings of converting from a conventional system to a solar energy system.

Why is Now the Time for Solar Panels in Lodi?

Solar energy has been and continues to be a political football that gets tossed around according to various state and federal political agendas. Right now, both state and federal incentives are in place to reduce the cost of a solar photovoltaic system to the most affordable levels ever for Lodi residents. At Synergy Power, we are committed to not only designing and delivering the best possible solar panels installation for homes, but also for your specific needs and situation. We want to help you take advantage of all incentives available to you. Based on a twenty-year average, the typical Lodi, California homeowner with a 5kW solar energy system can expect to save $51,560.00, while increasing the resale value of their home by a minimum of $15,000.00, using the value of homes sold in Lodi in 2017 that had solar systems.

A Turnkey Solar Panel System

At Synergy Power, we customize a solar photo-voltaic system solution that addresses your wants and desires. After we sit down with you, and understand what your needs are, we design a solar system that addresses those needs. We then install the solar energy system and ensure that it works according to your specifications and energy goals. We believe that making the switch to solar should be easy and straightforward.  That’s why we take care of every aspect of your installation ourselves. We guarantee our work and warranty the products we use.

First, we determine whether or not your house or business is suitable for solar installation. Once we determine that, we figure out how many solar panels or solar roof tiles that you will need to cover your power bill. From there, we determine how much a suitable solar system will cost before and after-tax incentives.

If you are eligible for a zero down solar system installation deal, we will help you obtain that financing as well. We also show you your likely payback period, break-even point, and when you can expect a return on your investment.

Solar systems typically add a minimum of $15,000.00 to the value of your home, which we encourage you to verify with your realtor. Additionally, a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, shows that homes with solar systems actually sell faster than homes without a solar photo-voltaic system.

What to Expect from Solar Panel Installation in Lodi

Ask yourself this, has my household income tripled over the last 18 years? What about your utility rates?

We cannot speak to your income, but we do know that since 2001, PG&E has increased their rates significantly. In 2001, there were two rate tiers with the most expensive one being the summer time rate of 13.3 cents per kWh. As of 2018, however, the top tier is 40.3 cents per kWh for the same E1 rate. In contrast, solar rates have dropped significantly since 2004.

The initial price tag for a solar panel system may seem high, but ultimately you save money every month by going solar, and you lock in your energy costs because there are no more energy cost hikes. Most customers can go solar by paying a small deposit and then replacing the monthly payment to the utility company with a cheaper payment to the solar finance company. You literally save money every month by going solar.

No More Brown Outs with Solar Panels

Most people living in Lodi are familiar with brown outs and the discomfort they cause. Going solar solves that situation. You can eliminate brown outs by installing solar panels in the most energy-efficient location, right where it is consumed, on the roof of your home.

Energy plants are typically miles away from where the energy is consumed, and a plant is a single point of overload and failure. Going solar helps stabilize energy grids by boosting grid voltage while providing your home with secure energy production that is not easily interrupted.

What Does a Great Solar Site Look Like?

Here are a few specifics about what a great home for solar looks like.

  1. Roof type: Asphalt shingles – tile and rubber membrane do not cost extra, but shake, slate or 100-year-old clay tile may make solar panel installation a bit more expensive.
  2. Roof age: 5 to 10 years old is ideal. Once the solar panel installers have placed the solar tiles on top of the roof, they will last a long, long time. Therefore, a solar system installation is often combined with a new roof. We work with a number of roofers, which makes going solar and getting a new roof very easy.
  3. Roof orientation: Due south is great, as is a western orientation, but anywhere between east-southeast and west is satisfactory. We are even seeing panels placed north on a roof. While you may face a slight loss in energy compared to other directions, it’s still better than renting from the utility. We can provide detailed analysis for every roof location.
  4. Roof shade: You are looking for none at all, or very little. Shade kills the output of solar panels if they are traditionally wired, as shade on even a small portion of one panel can reduce output of a whole string of panels.We use micro inverters or optimizers on all our systems to overcome shade challenges. SolarEdge, one of our main product suppliers, is 99% CEC (California Energy Commission) rated efficient. This greatly helps any shading your roof may have. Winter and morning shade is not really as large as a concern as summer shade. Get a detailed analysis of your home solar today.

Lodi, California residents and business owners usually have homes and businesses that are perfectly suited to going solar.

Steps to Installing a Solar Energy System

At Synergy Power, we are one of the solar energy companies that cares about their customers like they are family. We take care of everything from site assessment, to system size and price, to engineering a system that will meet your needs to permits for construction.

We will also help you understand how to set up billing arrangements with your utility company and to determine whether you need to sign up for special rates, or a time-of-use-plan specifically designed to record energy consumed and energy exported.  At Synergy Power, we walk you through the process of going solar every step of the way. If you own a business, not to worry, we also install and maintain solar panels for businesses as well.

Fortunately, California has streamlined the interconnection processes required to get your home solar system assessed and connected quickly, once we have installed the solar panel or roof tile system, and it is ready to turn on. Before this happens, an assessment specialist from your utility company verifies the presence of the necessary hardware and the correct installation of all wiring. Furthermore, once installed, any solar panel repairs that you may need in the future can also be taken care of by Synergy Power

The City of Lodi

Made famous by the Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Lodi,” the city of Lodi is a hotspot of activity for the people of San Joaquin County. Not only is Lodi the birthplace of A&W Root Beer, but it is also considered to be the “Zinfandel Capital of the World” for wine enthusiasts. That is probably why one of the most looked forward to events of the year in Lodi is Zinfest, held annually every May since 2005. There is also Wine and Chocolate Weekend held every year since 1997 in February. If you are a lover of food and drink, you can’t do much better than the city of Lodi. Just a few of the many reasons why we are proud to provide solar energy service to this wonderful community.

We’re Here to Serve Lodi, California

At Synergy Power, we know that the decision to go with solar power panels can be daunting, which is why we are committed to helping you not only understand your options but also to pick the best one for you. We are with you every step of the way, from site assessment to turning on your system. Why are we so committed? We believe in solar energy, and satisfied customers, and that the best way forward is with the natural, clean energy provided by the sun.  Get started today! Call us with your questions and concerns and let us help you go solar.

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