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.
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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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  • Over 30 Years Of Experience
Services:
  • Solar Power for Your Home
  • Generators & Alternate Power
  • Circuits Added
  • Ceiling Fans Installed
  • Phone, TV, Cabling
  • Dedicated Computer Circuits
  • Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Design
  • Trouble-Shooting & Repairs
  • Exterior/Landscape Lighting
  • Swimming Pool/Spa Lighting
  • Security Lighting
  • Service/Wiring Upgrades
  • Meter Base Changes
  • AFCI's & GFCI's
  • CSST Bonding & Grounding
Barney Messenger is a Rockwall Electrician Serving Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Kauffman counties

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4.8 out of 5 stars

Douglas French
Douglas French

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Barney's Guys (Jason and Victor) came out for a little fix it and wire pulling at my home. They showed up went to work and completed the job without interruption, which can be rare with some service groups. I was actually impressed with the fact that when their phones rang, they didn't answer them . Very old school customer oriented. Definitely use them again and recommend them. Barney followed up and was completely in touch with us and crew the entire process, from bid to completion.

Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I called this company and spoke with the owner. My outlet outside had quit working and I was having an outdoor party the next day. He walked us through trouble shooting and was able to fix the problem over the phone saving us $$$$$ from having someone come out. Much appreciated!! Will call again and recommend to friends and family.

Morgan Crawford
Morgan Crawford

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 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.