When you think of Frontier, you most likely think of Internet, phone and TV services. But did you also know that Frontier now provides solar energy to residential customers in select markets? In the Frontier West Region we have introduced solar energy service to California residential customers. This new offering comes through our partnership with Crius Energy, a comprehensive energy solutions provider and home to the solar energy company Citra Solar. Our relationship with Crius Energy gives Frontier to ability to put affordable, clean energy within reach of thousands of qualified customers, along with free installation and free maintenance.
By offering solar power solutions, we are connecting our California residential customers to a service that has clear potential to reduce their energy costs and contribute to a clean and independent energy future. California is the largest market for solar energy products and services in the United States, and we are pleased to connect our California customers with this in-demand and eco-friendly service.
How Does Solar Energy Work?
Harnessing the power of solar energy literally puts your roof to work. To get started with solar energy, you will need to have solar panels installed on your roof by your solar provider. These solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power.
As the sun shines on your solar panels, the direct current power is sent to an inverter that sits on the outside of your home and converts the solar-generated currents into an alternating current (AC) power. AC power is the standard electrical current used in American homes. After being converted to AC power, the current travels to your home’s breaker box, where it is now ready to use in your home.
Wondering how to power your home when the sun goes down? Rest assured, your home remains connected to the utility grid to supply you with electricity at night or on overcast days.
Frontier’s Partnership with Crius Energy
Frontier’s partnership with Crius Energy and Citra Solar provides serious cost-saving opportunities for our customers. According to Citra Solar, many homeowners cut their energy bills by 50%-90% when they have solar panels installed. In addition to free installation, solar energy customers pay only for the solar power you produce each month.
In addition to providing solar energy solutions for customers, our relationship with Crius Energy enables us to offer FTR Energy Services green electricity and/or natural gas to residents in Frontier service areas in New York, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. We also have plans to offer solar power in additional markets across California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, New York and Washington.
Do you have any questions about solar energy? To learn more about Frontier’s solar energy products in California, call (844) 815-4505 to get connected with a solar advisor.