Solar panels are sustainable sources of energy, meaning the community is meeting their energy needs without compromising the environment and the future generation. It is renewable and there carbon that is produce while harvesting the sun’s rays. Solar panels are environment friendly and considered to be one of the best ways to help the environment.
Solar panel installation costs are high and expensive for an average person. However there are ways that has been developed in minimizing solar panel installation costs, like nowadays there are solar panels that can be installed Do-It-Yourself style, meaning a person does not need help from installation experts to install the panels, hence less cost. All they need to do is acquire guides, videos and manual on how to install their solar panels carefully. Also since more and more people are making green choices, simpler and cheaper versions of solar panels are now available.
Solar panel installation involves a lot of decision making; first is location, where would the solar panels be installed and in what angle? Choosing the most exposed place to sunlight is recommended like the roof. However it should be noted that the panels should be placed where it can be exposed longer to sunlight to produce more energy. Second, what is it used for? Is it used to power the whole house or just the lights? Before purchasing a solar panel, a person has to decide what is its purpose? Since the ability of the panels to produce energy is limited by the amount of photovoltaic cells present in the system. Solar panel installation costs are higher when there are more panels to install.
On the average, a single house in the US uses 14,500 watts of energy per day. Therefore if a person decides to use solar panel as their main source of energy, they need at least 26 square meters of solar panels to produce the said amount of energy since one square inch of solar panel produces 350 milliwatts of energy per day. And since the energy from the solar panels is also used at night, a battery bank is needed that also increases the total costs of installing solar panels. However there are still ways to minimize the costs of solar panels to be used; like using energy efficient appliances and by reducing energy consumption. A person can reduce his energy consumption by using laptops instead of a desktop, and using fluorescent lights instead of incandescent ones.
Solar panel installation costs may be expensive but there are ways to minimize this. Determining the purpose of the solar panels will help the person decide how big and how many solar panels he needs so that the panels can be cost effective and can be optimized. Also when purchasing solar panels, look for suppliers that sells cheaper yet durable products, try to canvass with different stores and sites before making the purchase, also make sure that the store is a credible supplier of solar panels and other electrical devices.