Solar energy has become part of our lives. Most businesses and residential

owners realize the benefit of creating their own energy, rather than paying for

it via the utility companies. If you don’t understand how it all works or what

the benefits are, keep reading! This article is going to help you with staying

current about solar energy.

 

Before you pull the trigger and buy a system, take a look at how long the

manufacturer guarantees the product for. You want a fairly long warranty

because the system will have to pay for itself over time and help you begin to

generate a profit. Therefore, make sure the warranty is for at least 10 years.

 

Try to find grants and rebates that can reduce the installation cost of your

solar panels. The initial cost of getting a solar power system set up can be

substantial, but you can frequently find financial help. You should be able

to find some federal or state grants and even qualify for some tax rebates if

you choose certified products. You might be surprised at how much you can

save. You might even be eligible to claim a tax deduction, especially if you

are a business.

 

Try getting recommendations for solar energy home equipment. If you have

family, friends or colleagues that have solar energy at home, ask them to

provide details of their experience or any issues they’ve been through with

their system. It’s important to consider other opinions on what you should or

should not do.

 

If you get solar panels installed, make a habit of checking the inverter. Your

inverter should display a green light if it is working properly. If the light is off

or blinking, you need professional help.

 

As a business entrepreneur, you want people to look at your business in

the best possible light. One way to show your customers and potential

customers that you are doing your part to be eco-friendly is by choosing to

run your business with solar energy. This will help appeal to those who are

conscientious about protecting the earth.

 

Solar panels are not that easy to install, so you should hire a professional to

get the job done. Call us now on 0411348400.

 

Make sure any solar energy panels you are considering are properly certified

before you purchase. This may seem like a small deal, but it may affect your

bottom line. Many of the government rebate programs require that your solar

panels are government certified. If they aren’t, you’ll be missing out on some

of the cash back opportunities out there for you.

 

Consider installing a solar hot water heater. Your home expends a lot of

energy heating your water, sometimes up to 35% of your heating budget.

This solar heater will save you money the second that you install it in your

home.

 

Remember that solar powers don’t need to be on the roof. If you have space

in your yard or on your land, you have even better options. Using adjustable

mounts and also tracking systems can help you get more energy than regular

mounted options. This will take up a bit of space can be worthwhile.

 

You need to be sure that there is nothing new shading your panels either. If

there’s something like a tree in the way, it should be trimmed. Panels work

exponentially, so having a fourth of a panel shaded can actually make you

lose half of its output. If some of your panels can’t get any sun, you’re losing

money.

 

When installing a solar power system, you need to make your home energy

efficient. For example, replace incandescent light bulbs with florescent ones

or led lights, etc. If you reduce the amount of solar panels you need, you

can reduce the size of your solar system. As a result, you can save a lot of

money.

 

If you want to have a solar system installed on your roof, make sure you

check the credentials of anyone working on your home. Check certifications,

verify references and generally research the company prior to signing

any contract. This is a big investment, so make sure that you choose a

reputable company. With the rapidly rising popularity of solar energy, new

companies are springing up left right and centre to take advantage. A solar

energy installation is a big purchase that should last you many years. When

shopping for your system, look for a company that you can be confident will

still be around ten or even twenty years from now.

 

There may be several reasons why you’ve chosen to read this. You should

understand solar energy systems much better now. You now know you can

reduce your energy costs and take on green energy starting now. Ring us

now and let us help you at the planning stage.