As the demand for alternative power continues, homeowners throughout Northern California and in Chico, CA are searching for solutions that will provide real savings while also doing their part to ensure their own carbon footprint on our environment. Now is the perfect time to explore all that awaits you at Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc.
At Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. we offer a complete range of alternative power options for customers in Chico, CA. We are proud to have remained Northern California's premier provider in alternative and renewable energy. We are eager to help you save money and energy through our many efficient and environmentally sound solar energy products. Below you will learn about the many products we offer. If you are in Chico, CA, and have further questions or would like to schedule a consultation with our client care specialist, please contact Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. toll-free at 1-800-492-4061.
Our Alternative Power Products Include:
Wind Turbines in Chico, CA:
Have you considered installing a wind turbine to offset your electricity usage?
Did you know that Wind energy is the fastest growing energy source in the United States and has provided 35% of the nations new electric generation capacity since 2007? In addition, the United States is the world leader in wind energy and most states have now implemented standards or goals to increase renewable energy production. As the demand and cost of electricity continues to increase, wind energy will continue to play a vital role in providing cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions.
Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. is a full-service wind turbine installer and wind energy development company proudly serving Chico, CA. We can assist with a turn-key wind energy project, beginning with an initial wind assessment and ending with an operating wind turbine. Our clients include farmers, landowners, communities, schools, businesses and much more. To learn more about our wind turbines please continue your tour of our website or contact our office toll-free at 1-800-492-4061.
Solar Energy in Chico, CA:
Installing solar panels is the perfect solution for Chico homeowners who want to reduce their own carbon footprint. Solar panels are an affordable, clean and green source of energy for homes large and small.
At Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. we install solar panel systems of all sizes for homeowners and business throughout Northern California and in Chico, CA. We pride ourselves on using only well-constructed, long-lasting, American-made solar panel products. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to ensure all systems are installed properly, and everyone at Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. is 100% dedicated to customer service and satisfaction.
In addition to being a green technology, solar or photovoltaic panels decrease your Chico home’s dependency on the main energy grid. In fact, panels can produce more energy than your house needs. To learn more about our solar energy products please view our On Grid/Grid Tie or Off Grid solar energy pages on our website. Or contact our customer care team at 1-800-492-4061.
Micro-Hydro Electricity in Chico, CA:
If you have a small stream located on your Chico property, this type of electric generation may be right for you. Micro-hydro electrical systems use turbines to convert rotational energy of water into electricity using a generator. Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. designs and installs micro-hydro electrical systems for residential and commercial customers in Chico, CA. We can help you evaluate the water flow and water pressure of your stream and design the most efficient and economical solution for your micro-hydropower system.
At Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. we offer an environmentally sound and wildlife safe approach to small-scale hydroelectric generation. Hydroelectric power can be utilized both on-grid and off grid in Chico, CA. You may asking yourself, "What are the advantages of hydro-power as opposed to other forms of alternative energy. Below you will learn further.
Energy Efficiency - Because it only takes a small amount of water flow electricity can be delivered as far as a mile away to its location where it is being used.
Reliability - Even during the winter months when energy consumption is at its peak hydro-power can produce a constant supply of electrical energy.
No Reservoir Needed - Hydro-Power is designed to function as a "run-of-river" when means that the water passing through the generator is re-circulated back into the stream with little impact on the surrounding ecology.
Cost Effective Energy Solution - Building a small scale hydro-power system can be relatively nominal depending on site electricity requirements and location. There is also very little maintenance.
To learn more about our hydro power systems contact our office at 1-800-492-4061.
At Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. we realize the demand for alternative energy solutions that truly delivers energy production and reduces environmental impact. We are proud to offer a complete inventory of products for any on grid infrastructure in Chico, CA. It is our commitment to continually provide products, installation and service designed to preserve the environment and our natural resources. Below you will learn further about our on-grid power products.
Our On Grid Power Products Include:
On Grid Solar Energy Systems in Chico, CA:
By installing a solar energy system you can change sunlight to electricity. Each day sunlight hits the panels installed on your Chico roof with photons or particles of sunlight. Using a solar energy system the sunlight is turned into electricity. There is also a 30% tax credit for on-grid systems.
So, you are probably asking yourself, "How does the system work?" The answer is actually quite simple and is as follows.
A solar systems produces more power than you use during the daytime and exports the excess power to the grid. You get credit for this excess power at night and on cloudy days. When your system is not producing more than you need, you will buy power back from the grid and use these credit. A utility net meter tracks the power imported and exported to the grid. Your utility company will bill you for the "net" consumption of the billing period and also give you credit for any excess during a billing cycle in which you can carry for up to one year.
To learn more about our solar energy products, please contact our office toll-free at 1-800-492-4061. For your convenience, you may also request more information from this site.
The Enphase Micro-inverter Sytstem in Chico, CA:
Specifically designed to increase reliability and energy production, the enphase energy micro-inverter system is also resilient to dust, debris and shading while monitoring the overall performance of your solar system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For further details please contact our office.
Wind Turbines in Chico, CA:
Wind power is one of the fastest growing forms of renewable energy sources and its growth is fueled by the constant rising energy cost and government tax incentives now at 30% of the total installation cost. Whether you are a homeowner or commercial property owner in Chico, CA, you will dramatically see the benefits from a wind power system.
Our experts at Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. have been installing wind turbines in the Northern California area for over 40 years. We use the Whisper 500 from Luminous Renewable Energy. To learn further about the Whisper 500 please contact Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. at 1-800-492-4061.
Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. offers custom designed solutions for all of your alternative and renewable energy needs. With over 40 years of combined experience our experts have skills and a wealth of knowledge to get you up and running quickly. Whether you are looking for a simple back-up generator or a fully equipped off-grid power system with integrated wind and/or solar we have got you covered. You may be asking yourself, "What is an off-grid power system?" Though this page is designed to answer many of your questions we invite you to contact our office toll-free at 1-800-492-4061. For your convenience, you may also request more information from this site.
What is an off-grid power system?
An off-grid power system is a generating system that provides electrical power to a home or site that does not have access to the power grid. In its simplest form it would be a fossil fueled generator. However, due to the high cost of fossil fuels most off-grid systems today consist of generators, inverters, batteries and alternative energy sources such as wind and solar. These systems provide continuous power and are often automatic in operation. When designed properly these systems minimize fossil fuel consumption in the generation electrical power.
Remote Off-Grid Building with Solar Electricity in Chico, CA:
You are ready to build on your Chico land, only there is no utility power available? What are your options? You can ask your local utility to extend new power lines, but the cost is prohibitive, for example, the Pacific Gas & Electric Utility of California now estimates $75,000 per mile to extend new power lines and then you pay electric bills for the rest of your life. Your monthly bill growing as the utility rates increase. Or you can use an engine generator as a source of power, however the cost of fuel and maintenance is high for generators, and this can be difficult but not impossible to get away from the noise and pollution it produces. By going off-grid in Chico, CA, with Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. you can dramatically reduce your energy costs.
Solar Electric Power Systems in Chico, CA:
Solar electric systems are reliable, silent, pollution-free, and are extremely low maintenance. A typical stand-alone power system includes solar electric modules, safety switchgear, batteries and a DC to AC inverter. Solar electric photovoltaic (PV) modules convert sunlight directly into electricity and the inverter conditions that electricity into the household current.
With no moving parts, PV power systems utilize solid state-of-the-art technology and are extremely reliable. Most solar electric modules have a 40 year design-life and are covered by a 25 year warranty. Solar systems are easily expandable should your need for power increase in the future. Solar is property tax free.
Hybrid Power Systems in Chico, CA:
Because solar electric generators produce electricity only in the daytime, your off-grid system utilizes a bank of large, deep-cycle batteries to store the electricity produced during the day, for use at night, or on overcast days. Additionally, other sources of power, such as a wind generator, or engine generator can be used as a suitable source of backup power to supplement the solar system during winter months. The inverter controls automatically start and stop of the engine generator to keep your batteries fully charged when the solar wind is insufficient.
The FLEXmax Family By Outback Power:
As the very latest innovation in Maximum Power Point Tracking the FLEXmax family of charge controllers by Outback are designed to increase your photovoltaic power by up to 30%. When you demand a high performance, efficient and versatile charge controller for power system, FLEXmax is your solution. Contact Wind Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. to learn more.
Wind Power in Chico, CA:
Wind generators are subject to property tax. As the wind is an indefinite part of nature, the reliability of wind power is also indefinite. Wind works well with solar as wind blows more in the winter, when the sun is shining the least.
"Eddy" By Urban Green Energy:
Manufactured by Urban Green Energy, a leader in small wind energy, "Eddy" will reduce your energy consumption. It will keep your Chico home warm in the winter while also making a huge contribution to saving our environment. Eddy can also be assembled in less than an hour and be mounted virtually anywhere. Whether you already have a wind turbine or you are considering purchasing a new one, Eddy is "wind ready" so that you can produce alternative energy day or night. To learn more about "Eddy" please contact your customer care team at Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc.
Solar Water Heating in Chico, CA:
Residential hot water systems can use solar collectors to preheat the water that is coming in to your existing gas or electric water heater. The warmer the water coming from the solar pre-heater, the less gas or electricity is required to heat the water to the desired temperature. During the summer months, a properly sized solar hot water system will provide almost 100% of a households needs, and on an annual basis they will provide approximately 60% - 70% of the energy needed to heat household water. Solar hot water works well with an Outside Wood Fire Water Furnace.
Solar Assist/Gas, Oil or Wood Furnace Backup System in Chico, CA:
In-floor radiant space heating uses hot water delivered to tubing built into the floor to heat the house. Because radiant heating heats objects and not the air, it is much more efficient than conventional forced-air furnaces. While the initial cost is higher (typically 30% - 40%) than conventional heating, the annual operating cost of radiant heating is nearly 20% - 30% less. Over the life of the home, radiant floor heating pays for itself without using solar energy. Now consider that a radiant heating system can use solar heated water and produce 50% or more, of your space heating needs. (employing a backup gas, oil or wood fire furnace hot water source)
Solar Pool Filtration Package in Chico, CA:
Solar powered pool filtration pumping packages allow you the luxury of a swimming pool on remote building sites. A solar electric pool pumping system uses energy efficient DC pumps to perform pool filtration. Because the pump is connected directly to the solar panels, it starts running shortly after sunrise and continues until shortly before sunset. These systems run longer during summer days.
Solar Water Pumping For Wells in Chico, CA:
Another crucial factor in the decision to build 'off-grid' is the availability of water. Where it is feasible to drill a well, solar electric water pumping is also an economical way of pumping that water out of the ground in Chico, CA. There are many different types of solar water pumping systems, from lower-flow deep well DC submersible pumps, to higher yield AC surface pumps for various agriculture and aquaculture applications. Your daily water requirements, the amount of sunshine available at your Chico location, the total vertical lift, the horizontal run, the well ‘yield’ and the size of your pipeline, must all be factored into designing the most economical pumping package to best meet your agricultural and residential needs in Chico, CA.
Energy Efficient Lighting & Appliances in Chico, CA:
One of the most effective ways to reduce the size, and the cost of a solar system is to reduce your need for electricity by using energy efficient lights and appliances. While other more basic strategies include orienting the building to maximize southern exposure for solar space heating, super-insulation and day-lighting to reduce daytime lighting loads.
Solar power systems are less expensive to own and operate than an engine generator. While the upfront cost of an engine generator is less than a solar electric power system, over the life of the engine generator, the cost of fuel, maintenance, and replacement parts exceed the cost of a solar electric generator.
If you have further questions or would like to schedule a consultation with our client care specialist, please contact Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. toll-free at 1-800-492-4061. For your convenience, you may also request more information from this site.
Thank you for your interest in Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. We look forward to serving you in the near future.