Local Solar Company in Happy Valley, Oregon
A suburb of the Portland metropolis, Happy Valley is an environmentally friendly city that we at Sunbridge Solar are thrilled to serve with affordable, high quality solar energy systems. We are here to help you navigate through the process of solar energy system installation, whether it be at your home, farm, or business.
Our goal is to help you reduce your electricity costs, create a positive local and global environmental impact by embracing sustainable energy, and to make a financially sound investment. We are proud to be Happy Valley’s most trusted solar energy company a the forefront of the newly emerging solar industry and to be able to provide the best possible quality solar energy systems to our customers.
Is Solar Worth It In Happy Valley, Oregon?
Although the Pacific Northwest area receives quite a bit of rain annually, it is still a prime location for solar energy for several reasons.
First, the long summer days provide a wealth of solar energy.
Second, our Sunbridge Solar panels are able to capture usable energy even from the scattered light that is produced on overcast days, so your solar panels can work for you throughout the entire year.
Third, you may have the option to sell any excess energy that is generated in the summer back to the power grid for energy credits that you can use to reduce your electricity bill in the winter when your panels will be producing less energy.
Additionally, Oregon provides some of the best solar incentives in the country, which can help offset the cost of installing a solar energy system. That means that your panels will pay themselves off quicker and you will reap the profits, especially if you are able to sell excess energy to the grid. To learn more about how to install solar panels on your property, contact us today.
Does Solar Power Work in Happy Valley?
Despite being known best for the rain, Happy Valley's lengthy daylight hours in the summer make solar a terrific investment for your home or business. By being able to sell excess solar energy back to your utility provider, you will accrue credits to be used during the more cloudy months.
Current Oregon Solar Incentives
Depending on whether you are installing solar panels for your home or business you have access to different incentives. While both can take advantage of Energy Trust of Oregon’s cash-incentive, the federal solar tax credit, and net energy metering they follow different set of rules. To get a better understanding, learn more about each type.
Sunbridge Answers Your Solar Panel Questions
Q: How Does Solar Energy Work?
A: Solar energy works by the solar panel converting sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. This electricity needs to be converted into alternating current (AC) to match with your utility power. This is done by an inverter converting the DC into AC electricity. After converted to AC, your home or business consumes what it needs and the excess is sent to your utility spinning your meter backwards (Read more: Net Energy Metering)
Q: How Long Do Solar Panels Last?
A: Solar panels installed by Sunbridge Solar are guaranteed to last for at least 25 years though they are engineered to last over 40 years. All come with a 25-year manufacturer warranty and free replacements.
Q: How Much Will I Save By Installing Solar Panels?
A: The amount of energy you consume monthly and the size of your solar energy system will determine your actual savings. A typical return on investment is usually about 15-20%. With little to zero initial investment and electricity prices increasing every year systems start paying for themselves immediately.
Q: How Much Will A System Cost?
A: The cost of installing solar panels depend on a number of variables. They are:
Your roof’s solar potential (less shade the better).
Your monthly energy usage.
Your utility’s net metering policy.
You may have already tried out an online solar calculator to find out a “ballpark” estimate. However, these tools are not often too reliable because there are many variables to consider, such as tilt, panel type, and local tree shading. We recommend getting a free site consultation. We will create a proposal showing all the costs including incentives, local environmental factors, and more.
Q: Are the Prices Going To Drop In The Near Future? Should I Wait?
A: While equipment prices will likely continue to decrease slowly, the incentives impact the final price much more. The biggest and most effective incentive is the federal solar tax credit and will decrease at the end of this year.