Thinking About Solar? Here are Answers to Common Questions

With Spring and Summer coming in Texas and the lower cost of Solar energy, many home owners are investigating the benefits of installing solar panels on their home to save electricity charges. Solar is not a new technology but recent advances has made solar panels more affordable and more efficient. Texas is ideal for solar energy due to the massive amount of sun we get each year.

Here are a few questions and answers about solar power. If you have further questions, please call us anytime at 972-771-9464.

How do solar panels work?

A photo voltaic (PV) solar energy system is made of solar panels which are usually mounted on your roof pointed towards the area that gets the most sunlight. An inverter is used to store and change the wattage and voltage to suit your home. Solar panels create an electric current from morning till evening then that current is sent to the inverter. The inverter takes this direct current (DC) energy and converts it into AC or Alternating Current energy which is what is used in your home’s outlets. The AC power is integrated into your home’s electrical system, supplementing any power you get from your utility company.

Does shade affect a solar panels performance?

Of course! Solar (Sun Power) needs sunlight to produce electricity. The more shade on your solar panels, the less efficient they are. This is why solar panels are typically placed on rooftops where there is little to no shade or obstacles. Our trained solar professionals will determine the optimal spot for your solar panels. Each home and setup is different, so Barney will evaluate your situation and give you several options and let you know the pros and cons of each.

How long do solar panels last?

Most solar panel systems including our are optimal for 40 years or more. Call for complete details on warranties.

How much $$$ will I save with a solar system?

Your energy / monetary savings will depend on a few factors, the greatest being how many solar panels (watts) you choose to have installed. Other factors such as energy useage, shade and overall weather conditions will affect the performance and electrical output of your solar panel system.

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4.9 out of 5 stars

Morgan Crawford
Morgan Crawford

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I used Barney's Electric to update old light fixtures / install new light fixtures at my house. Barney's Electric is hands down the best electric company to hire! The technicians are so unbelievable professional, knowledgeable and helpful!! I was very pleased with the electrical services they provided and how fast they were able to come out. They absolutely take care of every customer job, LARGE or SMALL. I will call them every time I need an electrical job done.

Cale Watts
Cale Watts

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

I submitted an online request at 9pm one evening for some electrical work I needed on a newly constructed patio cover. Barney called me around 7:30am the following morning! Now that's a fast response time! The work needed to be completed asap and had to be coordinated with my builder. They coordinated perfectly with my builder's schedule. They got the work done fast. And this was all done with very short notice!  They were prompt, professional, courteous, and very informative. They even gave me free advice on a non-related issue that is going to save me hundreds of dollars. They did excellent work and cleaned up afterward! I will definitely be using them on other properties and upcoming projects in the near future.  I highly recommend Barney's Electric! 


greg sens
greg sens

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Barney came out to check my electrical after an LG service repair man stated I had wiring issues. Not only was his advice extremely helpful his consultation was free of charge! So I can tell LG that the issue IS with their product and not my wiring and save a bunch of $$. Thanks Barney you are a lifesaver. Your reviews say it all...