No matter how convenient it is to use traditional sources of energy, they aren’t unlimited, and every farsighted person can’t help but realize that. That’s obviously the reason so many people today are searching for alternatives to those traditional sources of energy. These people aren’t just jumping on to the“green” bandwagon, but instead are making a wise and considered decision for a better future.
Solar energy has a lot of potential thanks to the photovoltaic technology that has made it possible to convert sunlight into electricity. Residential solar energy is not that unusual these days, and with its increasing popularity, it’s quite possible that it will lose the status of ‘alternative’ energy and become the mainline energy source of the planet.
In any case, the advantages of having a residential solar energy system, or referred to as a home solar power system by other people, in your home are obvious. Firstly, you get clean renewable energy which is absolutely free, and finally, you can be rid of those considerable electricity bills: the only expense you incur is actually purchasing the system and its installation.
Once you’ve done that, your residential solar energy system will serve you for fifteen to twenty-five years, and only minimum maintenance is required.
Even if costs make it impossible right now to use solar energy to satisfy all the electricity requirements of your house, you can still reduce your costs to a great extent by installing it. For example, it can heat your water, and it’s a well-known fact that at least fifteen percent of the amount you pay for the electricity comes from water heating. Also, quite a lot of the electrical devices you use every day can be charged by means of solar energy.
You’ll need a solar panel system in order to power your house with solar energy. If you are concerned about their price, there are ways to make residential solar energy more affordable.
For example, some people go in for solar kits instead of purchasing a ready-made installation. You can count on the detailed instructions included with the kit and all the necessary parts will be included – the only thing you have to do is to put them together and install the system.
There are also quantity discounts in case you need a larger number of panels. If you don’t need that many yourself, perhaps you and your neighbors could purchase all the panels you jointly need, together. Buying them at once in the same place will save you a lot of money as opposed to purchasing them retail.
Do the necessary research before making a purchase. Visit at least a few specialized websites, read the description of their products, compare the prices and read the feedback. Find the option that meets all your requirements. Buying the first item you come upon, will probably lead to you paying too much, and there’s no guarantee that it’ll be perfect for your purposes either.
There are states where using residential solar energy is encouraged by the government, usually in the form of tax credits.
So make use of this to cut your investment, as you invest in a cleaner future.
All the best,
Build Solar Team
P.S We think that our Make a Solar System article might take your fancy as well.