6 Home Solar Myths Debunked

6 Home Solar Myths Debunked

In a city like Las Vegas, the sun is a powerful tool and it can either harm or help, depending on how you use it. In the summer, many homeowners see their electricity bills skyrocket from heavy air conditioning and energy usage. But savvy homeowners who choose solar panel installation harness the sun’s relentless power to help defray those high…

Do Solar Panels Need to be Cleaned?

Do Solar Panels Need to be Cleaned?

Las Vegas has plenty of sunlight for solar panels, but the desert climate also brings its share of dust and grime. As we all know, anything sitting outside in Las Vegas will get dirty over time, especially on our frequent windy days. You may wonder how this will impact the efficiency of your rooftop solar panels, if they need to…

Ground Mounted Commercial Solar Panel Installation: What Are the Benefits?

Ground Mounted Commercial Solar Panel Installation: What Are the Benefits?

A ground-mounted solar panel installation can be an attractive option for business owners who are looking to reduce their utility bills. Rooftop solar systems are popular in Las Vegas, but they’re not suitable for every business, especially for those in older buildings or with unconventional roofs. Ground-based solar systems can also dramatically expand the amount of energy businesses are able…

When to Call an Electrician

When to Call an Electrician

Las Vegas is a vibrant, brightly lit city full of neon signs, animated billboards, and shining landmarks. As residents of a city that is so dependent on energy, we often take our electricity for granted … until something occurs that leaves us with faulty or inoperative power. When something isn’t working right in our homes, we want to fix it.…

4 Crucial Indoor Tips for Electrical Storm Safety

4 Crucial Indoor Tips for Electrical Storm Safety

Electrical storms can happen any time of year in the Las Vegas Valley, making it important that you know how to stay safe indoors during one. A lightning strike can be devastating in the right circumstances, but it’s relatively easy to mitigate against them. Knowing some key electrical storm safety tips can help you reduce the likelihood that you are…

Will Solar Panels Work in a Power Outage?

Will Solar Panels Work in a Power Outage?

Power blackouts are sudden inconveniences in our modern lives. Especially here in the Las Vegas Valley, where power outages happen from time-to-time, people wonder if solar energy can be a solution. Will solar panels work in a power outage? The answer is more complex than a simple yes or no. Thinking about installing solar panels for your home?Contact Bell Solar…

Do Solar Panels Lose Efficiency Over Time?

Do Solar Panels Lose Efficiency Over Time?

Today’s solar panels are built to last for decades, but that doesn’t mean they’ll work at peak efficiency decades from now. With the harsh Las Vegas climate added to the mix, you may wonder if solar panels lose efficiency over time. A rooftop solar panel installation is an investment, and any significant drop in efficiency can threaten its viability. The…

How Does Temperature Affect Solar Panels?

How Does Temperature Affect Solar Panels?

Las Vegas summers can get crackling hot, so how does temperature affect solar panels? As air temperatures sail past 110°F and exposed surfaces get dangerously hot, do you have to worry about the heat damaging your solar cells or reducing their efficiency? While sunny days are ideal for solar energy, you do have to take precautions to guard rooftop solar…