Does Solar Actually Work?

Does Solar Actually Work?
A Guide for the Oklahoma Homeowner

Welcome, fellow Oklahomans! If you’ve found yourself on this page, you’re likely wondering if making the leap to solar energy is right for your home. Perhaps you’ve heard about the benefits, but you’re also naturally skeptical. As a homeowner with a traditional taste, you might be seeking straightforward answers, not technical jargon. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Does Solar Actually Work?

The short answer is: It depends on your goals as a homeowner.
Solar panels harness the energy from the sun to generate electricity for your home. When the sun shines, solar panels capture its energy, converting it into electricity that powers your appliances and lights. On a sunny day in Oklahoma, you might produce more power than you consume, which can even earn you credit from your utility company.
However, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the efficiency and effectiveness of solar. If your goal is to save on your energy bills, solar can be a brilliant choice. If you aim to reduce your carbon footprint and be more environmentally responsible, solar is a fantastic step in that direction. But it’s also important to have realistic expectations and to consider various factors like the positioning of your home, potential shading, and the size of the system you install.

Can solar run my home if the grid is out?

Yes, it can, but only with a home battery backup. Many are under the impression that as long as they have solar panels, they’ll have power during a blackout. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Without a home battery backup, your solar will be offline if the grid is down. This is a safety measure to prevent electricity from backfeeding onto the grid, which can be hazardous to utility workers. In order to have energy in the case of a power outage you’ll need a battery or generator along with your solar to keep the power running.
However, there’s a silver lining. Even without a battery backup, you’re still crafting a path towards energy independence and saving money in the long run. The grid is up and running 99.9% of the time. Hence, even in the rare instance that it’s not, your investment in solar will still have been a profitable and environmentally responsible decision. And if the idea of being entirely energy independent appeals to you, at Small Town Solar, we’re more than equipped to include a battery installation with your solar system.

Why Choose Small Town Solar?

When it comes to solar installation, you deserve more than a one-size-fits-all approach. You deserve a company that understands the unique challenges and benefits of living in Oklahoma, one that values the traditions and integrity of our beautiful state.
Small Town Solar is that company. We take immense pride in serving our community, doing things the right way. When you entrust your home to us, you’re not just another customer; you’re our neighbor. We’re committed to ensuring that the switch to solar is as smooth and beneficial as possible for you.

Here's what sets us apart:

  • Local Expertise: We understand Oklahoma’s climate, ensuring your solar panels are optimized for our unique weather patterns.
  • Commitment to Quality: Every installation is a reflection of our dedication to excellence. We never cut corners, ensuring you get the best return on your investment.
  • Safety and Trust: Your home is your sanctuary. When you choose Small Town Solar, you’re in safe hands. Our team is trained, certified, and always respectful of your property.

In Conclusion

If you’re an Oklahoma homeowner wondering about solar, know that it can be an excellent choice, depending on your goals. Whether it’s energy savings, environmental consciousness, or a mix of both, solar can be a worthy addition to your home. And with the added option of a battery backup, even power outages won’t stand in your way.
Small Town Solar is here to guide you through every step. Contact us today and let’s brighten up your future, together.

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