Once your windows have been upgraded and your water heater runs at peak efficiency, solar power is a pretty logical next step. Not only can it reduce or even eliminate your monthly energy bills, but it helps lessen the strain on public energy infrastructure—all while coming from a clean, sustainable source.
How expensive are they?
Though solar energy has technically been in use for decades (remember solar powered calculators?), the equipment has always been prohibitively expensive for the typical homeowner. However, thanks to an increase in demand over the last few years, prices have dropped dramatically. All the tax incentives and government rebates don’t hurt, either.
The exact cost will vary depending on your energy needs and goals, as well as what sort of incentives you’re eligible for.
What do I need to install solar panels?
It’s probably going to come as no surprise to learn that the key ingredient here is access to lots of sun throughout the day and throughout the year. This can vary widely depending on your location. For example, if you live in Nevada, you’re going to get more direct sun per day than someone who lives in Maine.
Living in the north won’t prevent you from joining the solar revolution, though. Since most people install their panels on their roof, taking care to keep that part of your property in direct sunlight is enough to benefit significantly.
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