There’s a reason why customization is so important when it comes to your rooftop solar panel system, and our Coachella Valley experts are here to explain just why.

Once you’ve decided to look into a solar energy system for your home or business, your Energy Consultant should analyze your energy usage from the last twelve months to prepare an estimate based on your typical energy consumption throughout the year.

But there’s a misconception that can sometimes happen after people go solar: If you start to use more energy because you switched to solar, you run the risk of exceeding your system’s size, thus owing payment to your utility company at the end of the twelve-month cycle.

At Renova Energy, our Coachella Valley solar experts typically aim to size your system at around 110% of your previous energy consumption to accommodate for:

  • Excess energy use
  • Unusually hot summers
  • Appliance add-ons or replacements (new refrigerators, dishwashers, water heaters, etc.) that consume more energy than before

Sizing your home solar system this way will allow you to offset utility costs for the year and can even lead to earning money from Southern California Edison (SCE) at the end of the twelve-month billing cycle!

What If I Choose to Undersize My System?

If you’re purchasing your system outright, or even if you lease your system, you’ll save money on the upfront costs or the monthly payments by under-sizing your system. While you won’t offset your monthly utility costs completely, you can still curb your costs and generate clean, green energy from the sun!

Basically, there’s nothing wrong with under-sizing your solar system for your home or business, especially in terms of upfront costs; you just won’t see the long-term return on investment.

How Can I Find Out Which Is Best for Me?

Ready to determine the best system size for your home or business’s needs? Reach out to a reputable local solar installation company like Renova Energy. Our certified Energy Consultants will walk you through every option so you can make the best decision to fit your energy needs!

Call our solar experts in the Coachella Valley today and learn how you can start saving right away!

By Published On: April 18, 2022

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