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July 11, 2022
Solar energy has a lot of benefits for Arizona homeowners. As a renewable energy source, it’s better for the environment, and it helps insulate you from rising electricity rates. Plus, the cost of solar panel installations continues to drop, making the upfront investment less and less of a financial hurdle.
Perhaps the greatest solar benefit, however, is the money you’ll save by installing residential solar panels for your home, especially if you’re trying to lower your electric bill in the summer. If you’re tired of shelling out more and more money to run your air conditioning, a solar installation could be the perfect solution for your home.
Solar Panels Generate More Free Electricity During the Summer
There’s a reason why the summer days feel so much longer than the winter ones: they are! Did you know that the longest Arizona day in late June has nearly 4.5 more hours of daylight than the shortest day in December?
Any time the sun is out, the solar panels on your Arizona home are ready to work hard to power your home as well as the appliances and HVAC systems you have running. So, with all that extra daylight, solar panels in the summer will have even more time to generate energy and electricity for your home—and for your air conditioner!
Solar Batteries Let You Use Free Solar Electricity at Night
But what if you need to run your AC at night when it’s still hot outside and there isn’t any sunlight for your solar panels to capture? Solar battery storage is the answer.
While your solar panels won’t be producing electricity at night, you can store the excess generated electricity from the daytime in either a grid-tied or off-grid system that has solar battery storage and use your stored electricity at night. So, instead of shelling out more money to your utility company, you can use more free solar energy to power your home. With battery storage, solar panels save you even more on your summer electricity bills.
You can also use your solar batteries to avoid demand response and time-of-use charges. With some strategic planning, you can use your stored power when summer electricity rates are at their highest, and switch to grid-generated power when rates are lower.
Solar Panels Keep Your Roof and Home Cooler
A significant amount of the heat getting into your house comes from the hot sun heating up the shingles on your roof. That heat transfers through the building materials of your home, into your attic, and eventually into your living spaces, sending your AC into overdrive.
With solar panels covering up a good portion of your roof, you’ll be able to reduce your roof temperature and lower the amount of heat that makes its way into your home. With less heat coming in, you won’t need to run your air conditioner as frequently, helping to lower your electric bills even more.
How Much Do Solar Panels Save on Electricity Bills?
Installing solar panels will undoubtedly help you save on high summer electricity bills. Just how much do solar panels lower your electricity bills? That depends on how many solar panels you install, whether you include battery storage, and how much electricity your family consumes.
Because the determining factors are so personal, it’s hard to say exactly how much you’ll save every month with solar panels without knowing more about your home and energy needs. For an accurate savings estimate, and to find out how solar panels will work with your electric bill, schedule an Arizona solar consultation with Energy Solution Providers.
With a little bit of information about your home and current electricity usage, we can give you a free solar quote showing how much solar will cost for your home and how much you can expect to save on your monthly utility bills.
We’ll even walk you through Arizona’s solar power incentives and financing, including the federal solar tax credit for 2020 and the APS Battery Incentive Program.