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Where a solar panel installation is located has one of the greatest impacts on performance out of nearly any metric. Some studies found that solar panel energy production can change as much as 5% just based on location alone.
So, how well suited is Santa Rosa for solar panels?
Out of 365 days in the year, the city of Santa Rosa typically sees 256 sunny days every year, with an average 76 days’ worth of precipitation.
So, for roughly 70% of an average year, solar panel installations in Santa Rosa can operate at peak efficiency on sunny days – a 25% improvement over the rest of the country, which sees only 205 sunny days on average.
In fact, the state of California as a whole is generally one of the very best regions of the country to experience high levels of the solar radiation required for solar energy creation, per the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Did you know that solar panel installations impact more than just your electric bills? In fact, the more urbanized the area, the greater an impact solar panels can have on the local weather patterns.
One study found that solar panel installations on roofs reduced energy needed for air conditioning and cooling systems by 12%, while reducing the “urban heat island” effect that heats up cities and towns with high concrete rates.
Santa Rosa has quite a bit of urban development, per official United States census records, though certainly less than major cities in California such as San Francisco.
Therefore, Santa Rosa is particularly well suited for solar panel installations, especially for those businesses and homes that wish to reduce their AC bills and make their city homes a better place to live for all its residents.
Please note that should you choose to lease your solar panel installation, rather than purchase the system outright, then these financial incentives may not apply to you.
Feel free to contact us directly to evaluate which options are best for you!