Solar powered energy is lucrative. It allows a home owner to put a few panels on their roof, sit back, and watch the electricity roll in! The only problem is that these panels are expensive, they can be fragile, and they don’t always make enough electricity for a large family of individuals.
The average panel that you would buy differs in price, depending on the wattage rating it may produce in peak hours. Prices also differ based on company and other options, but you can generally get about 100 watts per second from a panel costing around $900 or more. It does seem expensive, but consider that this is a long-term solution to your energy problems, not to mention the bills associated with them.
The government is helping to make the world a better place by offering tax credits and grants to those who implement solar panels in their home. This varies based on your country and state, but in many places you can have as much as a fourth of the cost reimbursed by the government.
Even when you start counting the drawbacks of going for solar powered energy, you will see that most of the thoughts you have about solar energy is not true. For instance, solar panels still work, at a lesser rate, during the night and morning hours due to light from stars and even other forms of light. During the Winter months, the efficiency is also about the same, as sun light is still hitting the panels.
The upfront cost of $5,000 or more for a good set of panels is a lot of money. The good news is that panels are laden with long warranties- sometimes 20 years or more. When your product is guaranteed for that long, you will be able to realistically plan your return on investment. Even just saving $20 each month, the panels would be paid for over the course of the warranty. In reality you will save much more than that.
You can also save money on installation charges. In reality, you won’t have to do too much other than hop on your roof, install the panel and secure it, and then hook it up to your home’s electricity mainframe. If you are comfortable with doing that the process is quick and simple- and free! Otherwise look into hiring a local handy man to do the job. As a last resort, you may consult a company to do it.
It looks like solar powered energy is the best solution, but it comes at a cost. Start saving up so you can put money forth to buy your own solar panel. That way you can generate your own electricity and keep your bills at bay- and instead use the money for more important matters.