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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I am completely satisfied with the electical work that Barney’s Electic did for me. I messed up a DYI electrical job and Barney’s Electric was able to quickly assess the issue and repaired it. I am calling Barney’s for any electical jobs from now on.

Brent Miller
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★★★★★

Owner Works Every Job

  • Licensed & Insured
  • Free Estimates
  • Emergency Service Available
  • 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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Sheila Norville
Sheila Norville

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I recommend Barney's Electric! Very prompt and friendly service. Even though my problem didn't turn out to be that serious, he was respectful and nice and didn't charge for the consultation. Diagnosed the issue and fixed it very quickly. I will be calling him for any future electrical problems I may have!

Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Barney and his team are top notch. Today was my first time using this company and I'm very pleased. Barney showed up on time and completed the entire job in about 3 hrs. The job included 3 ceiling fan installs as well as running new service for 4 LED can lights. They were professional and completely cleaned up all areas when complete. I will be using Barney's Electric again.

Joseph Murphy
Joseph Murphy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Barney is fantastic added a 50 amp breaker to my panel. Arrived early got to work installed the breaker. Installed an electric car charger in my garage. I would recommend Barney for all electrical needs including residential and commercial . Professional and Knowledgeable