Solar energy is a great way to cut down on your bills, but it represents an important investment. There are ways to make this form of energy more affordable.
Solar panels are really an amazing thing. You’re not dealing with anything like a magnifying glass burning an ant through the sun’s awesome power. What you’re looking at with solar panels is the absorption of the sun’s UV rays, its energy. This stored energy is then converted to usable energy for your home appliances. Obviously, as science progresses, solar panels are going to become more efficient. But even as they stand now, you’re watching a really cool event happen. The sun’s rays are being converted into the type of energy necessary to watch TV and run your AC.
Although solar systems will recoup the initial investment, it’s going to take a long time. The average household pays $200/month for electricity, coming out to $2,400/year. The average solar panel system powerful enough to support your home 100% is going to cost in the neighborhood of $30,000. So you’re looking at over a dozen years to get your money back.
Much of your cool air can escape through the attic and the heat in your attic can heat your house. If you want to save some money on heating and cooling, then you should try installing solar powered fans in your attic. These fans will disperse heat and cool down your attic, which in turn can save you money on your electric bill each month.
Make sure that you stay up with all the solar panel maintenance. If you do not keep up with your panels, you might not be getting the most from your panels. The best thing to do is pay a professional a small fee to come check out your system at least once a year.
Solar energy is clean energy, so as you’re saving yourself some money, you’re also saving the environment. Non-renewable energy is what we’re used to, but we need to start using other sources of better and cleaner energy like solar energy. The environment needs a break. We must help keep it clean by using cleaner and more effective sources of energy. Solar energy is about as clean as it gets.
Reduced carbon footprint. When you think about the fact that your solar powered system will not emit any harmful emissions or otherwise pose a threat to future generations, you cannot help but want one. Reducing pollution is a primary motivator for consumers seeking to power-up with PV systems.
Now that the time and money is spent it’s time to relax in your energy saving home. You have just paid a large portion of your electric bill for the next 25 years!