Solar Energy in Puerto Vallarta: Solar energy is not new. It was discovered and developed in 1839. Because coal was available by mining and created a lot of jobs, solar took a back burner to other forms of energy. When science and the general public began to be aware of the impact of oil and coal retrieval and their uses on the environment, solar was back in the forefront, getting much more attention. In 1881, the first real solar panel was produced by Charles Fritts, who discovered that dim, diffused light was capable of producing energy, as well as exposure to bright sunlight. The real breakthroughs didn’t occur however until the early 1940’s when Russell Ohl patented the solar cell design that has been adapted for the types of panels that are in use today.
It takes more than one panel to produce any efficient amount of energy, so most installations require several modules. Solar power in Puerto Vallarta becomes more popular with time and the price becomes more affordable. Most owners of these systems are amazingly delighted to receive their monthly power bills, and the cost of installation has become more reasonable with competition.
Developed structures will usually require a number of modules, to be determined by the size of the space being serviced; plus an inverter; a battery pack for storage, which is optional; interconnection wiring; and a solar tracking device, which is also optional but recommended.
We’ve heard of some people who’ve bought the equipment in the USA, carted it down, and found someone to do the installation here in Puerto Vallarta; however that’s not necessary. There are several reputable and reliable companies in the greater Puerto Vallarta area. We suggest you consult with a minimum of three, letting them know up front that you are getting competitive bids. Don’t go with the lowest bid; it may not be the best or worth your money. More importantly, make sure the company you hire will be willing and able to help with the coordination with CFE (the electric company). Before you get started, gather your past bills and have them handy for your installer. If you don’t have them for any reason, they are available on the CFE website and printable. Do your due diligence and ask about brand, origin of manufacturer, guarantees and warranties, extra equipment, KWH-per-area ratio, and cost of installation. Make sure to ask questions and keep notes. We’ve heard of homes having bills as little as 25 pesos, which we’ve been informed is the minimum.
This is a lifetime investment and worth every peso, recoverable in as short at time as two or three years. It’s good for your resale value, too.
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Timothy Real Estate Group is a locally-owned and operated real estate brokerage with a strategic location in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta in the Colonia Emiliano Zapata. Because the Puerto Vallarta area has varying neighborhood personalities, we practice localized real estate. We believe neighborhood knowledge is a top factor in solid sales, and we know our communities well.
We enable our clients to realize their vision for the future. We understand and plan for their concerns and are dedicated to transforming those concerns to peace of mind and joy.
Our philosophy of transparency, integrity, and professionalism imbues our culture with a tangible sense of purpose and results in the length and depth of the quality relationships we enjoy. We believe buying or selling a home is first and foremost about people. Of course we have the latest technology, marketing tools, statistics and research, but a successful real estate transaction really comes down to people. Connecting the right buyers to sellers or investors our professional agents structure solid transactions with successful solid outcomes. We believe in collaboration by connecting people in ways that bring satisfaction and success.
When you combine extensive local knowledge and our long standing reputation for honesty and sound judgment, you have an unbeatable resource at your disposal. You have Timothy Real Estate Group, a constant leader in Puerto Vallarta real estate