Southern California is an optimal place for solar panels, because of the abundant solar resource. In a location such as Riverside, San Diego, and Orange counties, a five-kilowatt solar power system will produce an average of 7,000 to 8,000 kilowatt-hours per year. This is about the same as what the typical American home uses in one year.
Solar energy can also cool and heat buildings and homes while also providing free, natural lighting during the day. Residential solar panels have no moving parts and can last over 30 years in most applications. Many San Diego homeowners have saved substantially on their power bills by utilizing solar.
It has been proven that burning fossil fuels is contributing to global warming and harming the environment. By installing solar panels on your building or home, you will be part of the solution to this dilemma. The use of fossil fuels creates strife between countries, as some have more of the resource than others. Because of this, and the finite nature of fossil fuels, it makes sense to convert your property to renewable energy. Fossil fuel prices are expected to keep rising.