(210) 401-9030

Can Solar Panels Cool Your Home?

Solar energy has a plethora of benefits. Besides saving lots of money on your increasing electric bill and adding to your property value, there may be another benefit that’s not so obvious. 

Solar panels are often placed on the roofs of commercial and residential buildings. Solar Edge Pros does offer other options if you don’t want solar panels on your roof. But when installed on the roof they could be helping cool your home or business. 

With hotter temperatures quickly approaching, trying to find a way to cool your home is crucial. Especially when we reach triple digit temperatures here in Texas. 

Installing a solar power system can drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bill.  Additionally, the solar panels on the roof can act like roof shades that can help keep your place a few degrees cooler. 

There was a study done by UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, to see if solar panels really can help cool the building they’re installed on. 

Research Study Done

The research team lead by Jan Kleissl determined that the amount saved on cooling the building amounted to getting a 5 percent discount on the solar panels’ price, over the panels’ lifetime.

The research team used thermal imaging and they found that the ceiling was 5° cooler under the solar panels than the exposed roof.  In addition to cooling, they found that at night the solar panels helped hold in heat. Which can then save heating cost in the winter. 

So, yes, solar panels can help cool your home in the summer and even keep it in warm in the winter. In the end, not only will going solar help save you money but it will help you use less electricity. 

Solar Edge Pros has all of your solar needs. We do installations for residential and commercial properties, and don’t outsource to other companies. We’re a local, family-owned business who will be there for you through every step of your solar journey. 

Our 4.9-star reviews speak for themselves. If you want to read what our customers have to say about our work, click here

Call (210) 401-9030 or schedule an appointment with our solar consultants today. 

Your Local Solar Installer in San Antonio

Solar Edge Pros is located near North Star Mall in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2014, we have done over 5,000 solar installations. All our jobs are done in-house with no sub-contractors. Schedule a free solar evaluation for your property by clicking the link below.

Share this post...

Meet The Author

Recent Posts

Solar PPAs: Are They Worth It?

Solar power’s an investment, a seed planted into your home that over time, generates rapid ROI and creates many benefits for you and your family. Investing into your home holds

Read More »

Download Our Free Guide

We created a guide titled, “Solar Done Right: A Buyer’s Guide” to help you understand the pros and cons of solar panels on your property and how to get the greatest bang for your buck! Enter your email and get the free guide.

Solar Done Right Homeowner's Guide
Solar Done Right: A Buyer's Guide

We will be in touch soon!

Want to find out if you qualify for the solar program?

Answer this form and we’ll let you know at your selected time.

Property Information
Electric Bill Information
Upload Electricity Bill (optional)
Schedule On-Site Consultation