Solar panels harness the suns energy and convert it into energy easily used by your home. Many things are being run on solar power, and more homes are using solar panels.
Being Earth-friendly. Because solar power is an inexhaustible natural resource, you can use as much as you need without depriving neighbors. Your major carbon footprint will come from the creation of the building materials and running your generator.
Cost savings. There’s a big cost savings once you’re up and running. Many people cut their power bill by up to 80%. You may even be able to sell electricity to the power company in the sunny season.
Thinking of going without permits? The worst case scenario is that the city might make you take it down or that the system is improperly installed and causes damage. Even if everything goes well, appraisers usually can’t take non-permitted additions into consideration for your home’s value. This might mean that you won’t be able to get the full value of the system when you sell your house.
Add a bit of class and sophistication to your home by building an unusual addition. Consider a wine cellar in the basement or a library, full of built in shelving. It will seem impressive to your guests and also to future homeowners, who may be interested in buying your property.
If you have high electric bills each month, consider Solar roof installation on your roof. While they may be expensive and labor intensive in the short run, in the long term you’ll cut down on your electric bill and contribute to helping the Earth through utilizing greener energy sources. There are also tax credits for those who install solar panels.
Finding photovoltaic or solar cells is also an easy task. You can buy them from local stores or you can order them online. Once you master the process of building solar panels, making one of 100 watts should only take around one day. Such a panel is perfect if you want to power a small workshop or appliances.
Contact different vendors and ask for quotes before you invest in a solar energy system. If possible, get quotes for different types of panels or mounts and compare the efficiency of each system to figure out which one corresponds to your needs and budget. Stay away from vendors who offer extremely low quotes or do not give you details on how they calculate the quote.