People think of green living when they think about solar energy. This makes sense and solar energy can be used for many purposes. You can see the tiny calculators with solar panels that are on all of them. They work off UV light from a lightbulb, so they don’t need the Sun.
People also love the idea of solar panels generating free energy and lowering their electricity bills. Distributed energy, smart grids, and the possibility of selling your excess energy back to the grid to lower your electric bill are all great ideas. Many people want to disconnect from the grid and generate their own electricity using solar.
The sun was a central part of many ancient cultures. There are still some religions, such as the Aztecs. They would be proud to know that we use solar energy for electricity. They would be proud if you brought back solar panels and some other gadgets that run on electricity. They believed the sun had power and energy, which is why they worshiped him.
Let’s go back to the basics: Install solar panels on the roof of your house to power your computer, fridge, lights, large-screen flat panel TV, golf cart, and possibly even your electric car. There are many companies selling equipment and panels for solar homes and small businesses that have emerged over the years. Because of tax credits, many of these companies have made huge amounts of money by selling solar panels to homeowners.
Before you decide to install solar panels on your home, you should know the return on your investment, what your electricity bill will be and how quickly you will get the money back. Next, subtract the tax savings from tax credits to get that number.
Although this should not be too important, you need to consider how much of your roof faces east or west. The sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. You should also consider the fact that trees can shade your solar panels and provide shade in summer. How much energy you can produce will depend on how many square feet you have facing East or West.
Real calculations are required and you should not rely on estimates from solar panel companies for your future potential return on investment. I have seen many of these estimates and they always state that the actual numbers may differ. If you agree to this, you are acknowledging that their numbers may be inaccurate. You would be foolish to invest if they don’t guarantee your return on investment upfront. Consider all of this.