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St. Cloud Solar Power Installation

Helping You Harness the Power of the Sun in Northwest Minneapolis & Central Minnesota

Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you want to save money on your monthly utility bill? If so, you should consider solar power. Erickson Electric Company, Inc. can help you harness the power of the sun by installing solar panels on your property. Our experienced electricians can help you determine if solar power is right for your home or business and provide you with a custom solar power system that meets your unique needs.

Our residential solar services include:

  • Residential solar installation
  • Residential solar repair
  • Residential solar maintenance

Call us at (320) 456-0652 or contact us online to learn more about our solar services.

Why Go Solar?

There are many reasons why you should consider solar power for your home or business. In addition to reducing your carbon footprint and saving money on your utility bills, solar energy has many other benefits.

Some of the benefits of going solar include:

  • Increased property value
  • Lowered dependence on the grid
  • Protection against rising energy costs

How Solar Power Works

Solar power works by harnessing the energy from the sun and converting it into electricity. Solar panels are placed on your roof or in another location on your property that receives a lot of sunlight. When the sun shines on the solar panels, it creates an electrical current that is sent to an inverter. The inverter then converts the electrical current into electricity that can be used to power your home or business.

Solar Panel Installation

Our professional solar panel installation service ensures a seamless and efficient transition to renewable energy for your home or business. We handle every step of the process, from an initial consultation and site assessment to the final installation and system activation. Our team of certified technicians uses high-quality materials and state-of-the-art equipment to install your solar panels safely and effectively, maximizing energy production and providing long-term savings on your energy bills.

Solar Panel Repair

If your solar panels are not performing optimally or have been damaged, our expert repair services are here to help. We offer prompt and reliable repairs for a range of issues, including electrical faults, physical damage, and inverter problems. Our technicians are trained to diagnose and resolve any problems quickly, ensuring minimal disruption to your energy production. With our comprehensive repair service, you can trust that your solar power system will be back up and running in no time.

Solar Panel Maintenance

Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity and efficiency of your solar power system. Our maintenance services include thorough inspections, cleaning, and performance checks to keep your solar panels operating at their best. We recommend routine maintenance visits to prevent potential issues and to optimize energy output. By choosing our maintenance services, you are investing in the sustained health of your solar energy system, ensuring it continues to provide clean and reliable energy for years to come.

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Types of Solar Power Systems

There are two main types of solar power systems: photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar thermal systems. PV systems are the most common type of solar power system and are used to convert sunlight into electricity. Solar thermal systems use the sun’s heat to heat water or other fluids, which can be used to heat your home or business, generate electricity, or heat water.

Our St. Cloud solar power experts can help you determine which type of solar power system is right for your home or business and provide you with a custom solar power system that meets your unique needs.

How Solar Power Systems Are Measured

Solar power systems are measured in kilowatts (kW). An Erickson Electric solar expert can help you decide what size system will meet your energy goals. When determining the size of a solar power system, you also need to consider your energy needs. If you have a large home or business, you will need a larger solar power system to meet your energy needs. If you have a small home or business, you will need a smaller solar power system to meet your energy needs.

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

The cost of solar panels depends on several factors, including the number of solar panels you need, the size of the solar panels, and the type of solar panels. Other factors that can affect the cost of solar panels include the cost of installation and any additional equipment that is needed to connect the solar panels to your electrical system.

The average cost of a residential solar system in Minnesota is around $3.00/watt. For example, an 8kW system would cost about $24,000.  This cost can be greatly reduced by utilizing available tax incentives.  The Federal Clean Energy Tax Credit of 30% would reduce this cost down to $16,800.  In addition, some power companies offer rebates which could further decrease the cost.

How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Solar panels are built to last. Most solar panels come with a warranty that is good for 25 years. However, solar panels can last much longer than 25 years if they are properly maintained. The lifespan of solar panels can be extended by cleaning them regularly and making sure they are not covered by dirt, leaves, or other debris.

Solar panels are made of several components, including solar cells, a frame, and a glass cover. The solar cells are made of silicon, which is a very durable material. The frame is made of aluminum, which is also a very durable material. The glass cover is made of tempered glass, which is designed to withstand high temperatures and strong winds.

Most solar panels are designed to withstand hail, rain, snow, and other harsh weather conditions. However, it is best to check with the manufacturer to make sure the solar panels you choose are designed to withstand the weather conditions in your area.

Erickson Electric Company offers annual cleaning and inspection services.  In addition, some systems include a remote monitoring system, ensuring optimal performance.

Do Solar Panels Work in the Winter?

Solar panels work in the winter, but they do not produce as much electricity as they do in the summer. This is because the sun is not as strong in the winter as it is in the summer. However, even on cloudy days, solar panels can still produce electricity. This is because solar panels do not need direct sunlight to produce electricity. They can still produce electricity on cloudy days or in the shade.

Solar panels can also produce electricity when it is cold outside. In fact, solar panels work more efficiently when it is cold outside. This is because solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity. When it is cold outside, solar panels can convert more sunlight into electricity because the sun’s rays are more concentrated.

How Much Money Can Solar Panels Save You?

Solar panels can save you a lot of money on your utility bills. The amount of money you can save depends on several factors, including the size of your solar power system, the amount of sunlight your property receives, and the cost of electricity in your area.

On average, solar panels can save you 50% to 75% on your utility bills. However, some people can save even more. The more solar panels you have, the more electricity you can produce. The more electricity you can produce, the more money you can save.

In addition to saving money on your utility bills, solar panels can also help you earn money. If you produce more electricity than you use, you can sell the excess electricity back to the utility company. This is called net metering. Net metering can help you earn money on your utility bills.

How to Get Started with Solar Power

If you are interested in solar power, you should contact a professional electrician who is licensed, bonded, and insured to help you get started. With our cumulative 80 years of experience with Erickson Electric Company, we can help you determine if solar power is right for your home or business and provide you with a custom solar power system that meets your unique needs.

Contact Erickson Electric Company, Inc. at (320) 456-0652 to learn more about our solar services.

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