Sonnen Preferred Contractor | Sunshine Renewable Solutions

In home solar panel battery backup

Sonnen Preferred Contractor | Sunshine Renewable Solutions

Sunshine Renewable Solutions is proud to announce they are a Sonnen preferred contractor.  This partnership will allow us to offer our customers a smart, clean energy management system that will adapt and change with their daily lifestyle.  The Sonnen battery backup will compliment your solar panel system investment to power your home even during blackouts safely. 

Sonnen Preferred Contractor | While there are many battery backup options to choose from, the high-quality Sonnen battery has six key differentiators that set them apart.

Sonnen offers smart energy management systems called eco and ecoLinx.  They provide backup power to meet energy goals.  They are built with the safest, longest-lasting, and most environmentally friendly battery technology. 

Sonnen Preferred Contractor | These energy management systems also offer the following:

  • 24-hour solar self- consumption
  • Solar optimized backup power
  • Access to view energy usage data
  • Time of use and peak management

With over ten years of experience developing high-quality energy management systems and services, Sonnen uses high-quality, safe, and cobalt-free lithium iron phosphate batteries combined with innovative software to meet the growing and changing customer needs. These products enable a cleaner and smarter energy future for us all aimed to fit any budget and project. 

The eco is scalable from 5kWh to 20kWh battery capacity in 2.5kWh increments.  It has the following applications: solar optimized backup power, time-of-use management, and solar

self-consumption.  Also, the eco has a 10 year / 10,000 cycle Factory Limited Warranty. 

The ecoLinx is scalable from 12kWh to 20kWh battery capacity in 2kWh increments.  It has the following applications: smart weather forecasting, smart configurable backup power, and home automation integration.  In addition, the ecoLinx has an industry-leading 15 year / 15,000 cycle warranty.

Sonnen Preferred Contractor Battery Backup for Solar Panels

The ecoLinx30 has a 30kWh battery capacity.  It has the following applications: Smart weather forecasting, smart configurable backup power, and home automation integration. Also, the ecoLinx30 has an industry-leading 15 year / 15,000 cycle warranty.

We take pride in offering only the best solar batteries on the market, and Sonnen checks this box.  Sunshine Renewable Solutions’ partnership with Sonnen will bring more battery backup options to our customer’s solar panel systems. 

Ready to discuss battery backup options for your solar panel system?   Contact us today.  We will start with a complimentary consultation.  Here we will discover your solar goals and provide you with our expert advice to help you realize your true solar potential! 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

What are the best solar panels to install?

solar panel installation houston tx

What are the best solar panels to install?

Solar panels are getting more and more advanced each year.  2020 is no exception for solar panel innovation.  But it is essential to know; not all solar panels are created equal.  Just like most things you can purchase; products can vary with quality and reliability.  The cheapest option may not necessarily be the best option for your solar panel system.  Items that come into play are the efficiency, the durability, the most environmentally friendly solar panel.

The best solar panels balance quality and costs.  They should provide a certain level of efficiency, be from a reputable company, be competitively priced, and have a good warranty.  The higher cost panels from the leading solar manufacturers will typically offer higher quality and reliability. Solar panels from the best solar panel manufacturers listed below have proven to out-perform and outlast most cheaper panels.  With all of this in mind, Sunshine Renewable Solutions provides only the best solar panel companies that produce the best solar panels for installation in 2020.

Solar panel installation Houston TX

Best Solar Panel Manufactures

  1. Peimar – Peimar is an Italian based company that specializes in the design, research, and production of high-efficiency photovoltaic modules.
  2. S-Energy– S-Energy is a Korean based solar product company that was founded in 1994. S-Energy builds high-quality Solar Panels, Inverters, Monitoring Systems, and Structure Systems.
  3. Panasonic– Panasonic premium HIT® solar panels deliver sleek design, industry-leading power conversion, extreme all-weather durability, and more significant energy savings for every home and business.
  4. Jinko Solar – JinkoSolar is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial, and residential customer base.
  5. LG– LG Solar offers precision-manufactured and market-leading solar panels for businesses and homeowners who demand high performance, reliability, and consistently strong energy yield. Offering industry-level warranty programs, LG ensures quality, durability, and reliability of its solar panels.
  6. Mission Solar – Mission Solar Energy is a photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturer based in San Antonio, Texas. Mission Solar Energy proudly design, engineer & assemble high-quality solar modules for a variety of rooftop and ground-mounted applications at their factory right here in the United States.
  7. Silfab – Silfab Solar is the North American manufacturing leader in the design & development of ultra-high-efficiency, premium quality 60- and 72-cell monocrystalline PV modules.
  8. Q Cells – Q-Cells AG was established in 1999 in Germany. Q-Cells are manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells.
  9. Blue Sun Solar – Blue sun Solar founded in Ontario, Canada. Currently operating in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Their mission since the beginning is continuously empowering households and business owners who would like to take advantage of solar energy systems.

The above solar panel manufacturers possess the high quality and high-efficiency standards that Sunshine Renewable Solutions requires in their solar panel installations in Texas.  We are a turn-key solution and will handle every aspect from your initial consultation to the monitoring of the solar panels after the.  Because of this we only do business with the best solar panel installers. 

Want to learn more?  Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

How many solar panels do I need?

Roof mount solar panels

How many solar panels do I need?

How many solar panels do I need is probably one of the most asked questions we get when discussing solar panels for our client’s homes or offices. It is a great question! And this blog post is going to go in detail so you will know how many solar panels you need for your solar panel system project.

The first question we ask after we get this question is, “What is your goal?”. We don’t mean to answer a question with a question, but it is the foundation for building the right solar panel system for your specific project. So, what is your goal? Common goals range from minimizing your carbon footprint, maximizing your ROI, or save as much money as possible. Obviously, you can have multiple purposes, but defining that upfront will help us answer your question.  

Next, we will need to calculate how many solar panels you will need for your project. Items we will need are the following:

  • how much energy your home or office uses 
  • your roofs usable surface area 
  • the climate and sunlight in the area
  • the wattage and panels you are considering

Let’s take a look at each in a little more depth. 

SolarEdge Inverter

How much energy does my home or office use?

This can be determined by researching past utility bills. Once you know how much energy you consume, you can do a quick calculation. Multiply your home or office’s hourly energy requirement by the peak sunlight hours for your area and dividing that by a panel’s wattage. You would use low-wattage as well as high-wattage to establish a range.  

How many watts are you using?

Again, take a look at your electricity bill. You want to know how many kWH used and in what time period the statement reflects. Typically, it reflects a 30-day period. You will want to do a quick calculation for daily and hourly usage as well. The daily energy usage will be used to calculate your solar needs based on your goals. This will be an estimate because, depending upon weather conditions, your solar panels will not operate at maximum efficiency at all times. 

How many hours of sunlight are there?

We are talking about peak sunlight hours; how many are there? Luckily leaving in Texas, we do experience an abundance of sunlight. You will need to take the hourly usage and multiply it by 1,000 to convert your hourly power generation to watts. Then, divide your average hourly wattage requirement by the number of daily peak sunlight hours for your home and office. This answer will give you the amount of energy your solar panels will need to produce every hour. 

What solar panels you are considering?

Not all solar panels are created equal. The solar panels range in watts produced due to quality and efficiency variations. There is a wide range of them on the market. For these purposes, you need to consider the more efficient a solar panel is, the fewer you may need for your project. If you have a panel in mind, then divide your home’s hourly wattage requirement by the solar panels’ wattage to get the total number of panels you will need for your solar panel system. 

 

Hopefully, this will give you a better idea of how many solar panels you will need for your solar panel system. A professional solar panel installation company can help you calculate a firm number. Sunshine Renewable Solutions offers a turn-key solution and will step you through each step in the process. We offer a complimentary consultation to help you answer this very question, “How many solar panels do I need?”

5 Reasons to Go Solar in Houston in 2020

Solar Panel Roof Mount in Houston TX

5 Reasons to Go Solar in Houston in 2020

With the sun’s power year-round, going solar is all the rage with home and business owners in Houston, TX right now.  The reasoning is typically centered around economic and environmental motives.  While some are doing it for personal reasons.  No matter what your motivation is, we have listed out some of our favorite reasons to go solar in 2020 Houston!

1. Increase your property value

Everyone wants to increase their property value, for most it their biggest investment.  Installing solar panels on your home or business will increase the value of the property in Houston.  The state of Texas will, also, not raise your property taxes for the increase in property value.  So, a win-win!

2. Tax Incentives

Federal tax incentives for 2020 will provide Texas residence a 26% solar tax credit.  These tax credits will help you reach your breakeven point faster!  Each year the tax credit the federal government will allow will decrease.  So, this year is the highest tax credit.

3. Reduce/Eliminate Electric Bills

Electric bills can be one of the highest utility bills you must pay each month.  Once solar panels are installed in your Houston home or business, your monthly bills will be dramatically reduced to eliminated.  The state of Texas, also, offers net metering.   This means if your solar panel system produces more energy than you use in your home, you can sell it back to the utility company.  Imagine not having an electricity bill or even better the utility company sending you a check!

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

4. Feel Good About Consuming Clean Energy

Get all the good feels when you are consuming sustainable clean energy from your solar panel installation.  This one resonates to the core with us because our mission is, “doing good by our community and the environment that sustains it.”  

5. Help Create Local Jobs

We are from Houston and install solar panel systems all over this great city. The more Houstonians that go solar will ensure not only our company but others just like us continue to grow.   So, go solar Houston!

Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint, eliminate electricity bills, or create more local jobs, going solar in 2020 is your year to do it, Houston.  What’s stopping you?  We offer a complimentary consultation to everyone.  No job is too small or hard.  We invite challenges and look forward to continuing to take Houston solar! 

 

Sunshine Renewable Solutions is headquartered in Houston, TX.  They operate in all other major cities in Texas.  These include Dallas, Austin, Amarillo, El Paso, and San Antonio.  The diverse team consistent of expertise in varying industries.  These include oil and gas, construction, and accounting.  Their common ground of helping friends, family and community to save money using safer and cleaner energy is what brought them all together. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest

The Solar Panel Installation Process

solar panels in texas

The Solar Panel Installation Process

Whether you are looking to install solar panels on your home or business, Sunshine Renewable Solutions offers a turn-key solution that will help you through the solar panel installation process.  We know it can be intimidating and we want to make it fun.  This step by step guide to our solar panel installation process will help ease your mind and let you know exactly what to expect when you go solar.   We have also included what our clients have said so you don’t have to just take our word! 

Step 1 – Consulting and Goal Assessment – This is the first critical step in any solar project.  We offer complimentary consultations that are a no hassle approach.  So, no matter where you are in the mindset of going solar, we can answer any questions you may have

“These guys know their business! Was a great experience from start to finish. If you are planning on going solar, or you are just thinking about it, let these guys come out and talk to you about it. No pressure, just facts. From sales, to installation. Highly recommend!”

Step 2 – Project Finance Solutions – Although we do not personally finance solar panel projects, we do have many options when looking at financing options.  Take a look at your options here

Step 3 – System Development – Once we have assessed your goals and property, we will recommend the best solar panel system for your needs. 

“I highly recommend Sunshine Renewable for your solar panel installation. The entire project from start to finish was easy. They listened to my needs and provided the best product that matched my criteria. Their customer service and professionalism are the best in the industry that I have come across as is their devotion to improving our planet! Thank you from our family to yours.” 

Step 4 – Design and Engineering – Designing your solar panel system is the next step in the process.  This is where we will decide on mounting options, equipment and overall costs of the project.  It will be presented to you with full transparency.

Step 5 – Project Permitting – We will handle all permitting of your project. 

“These guys have been a delight! It’s so refreshing to work with a company that is so honest, friendly, and attentive. Their pricing is excellent and the install process was easy and professional. Highly, highly recommended––thank you, Sid, Jeff, Adam, and crew.”

Step 7 – Inspection – We will work with the utility and city for all final inspections before you can start using your solar panel system.

Step 8- Operation and Maintenance – These are services we offer to our client so can you better understand the operations and maintenance of your solar panel system.

“Sunshine Renewable Solutions was prompt and very professional. They also taught me how to monitor the system. They are good folks and friendly.” 

This is important to know, and we take the time to make sure all of our clients know how to monitor their systems.

Step 10 – Sit back and enjoy going solar

“I had a 10.56 kv system consisting of 32 Panasonic solar panels put in by Sunshine Renewable Solutions. Installation was completed in the last week of September. I just got my first full month power bill (for October) and it was a $87.84 cent credit. In the past I normally consumed about 900-1000 kwh a month. This system will save me a lot of money. The company was very responsive, very nice people to work with , and offered a wide range of products”  

Give Sunshine Renewable Solutions an opportunity to talk to you about your solar panel needs.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest