Growth of residential solar panels and solar electricity has been made possible by the improving economics of PV installs as a result of cost reduction and incentives. Given the advances in solar technology, a homeowner’s roof typically has the capacity to carry enough panels to reduce the home’s electricity dependency on utility companies by 75-100%. This percentage can vary based on the size of the roof compared to the electrical needs. Solar panels usually have a 25 year warranty with a useful life that exceeds the warranty period. Solar power can give your home value that extra edge, while saving you money.
The benefits of residential solar power are obvious: Energy from the sun is endless, it provides clean energy with no greenhouse-gas emissions, and it can save you money on your electric bill. Your roof, depending on the pitch, the facing direction and any shade covering trees, can get a varying amount of sunlight. The power usage from household to household will also vary and depend on everything you use and how often you use it.
Your solar power system can also be configured with a battery back-up installation. The solar panels keep the batteries charged and in the event of a grid outage, the batteries power your home. The ability to generate and use clean energy during power outages adds to the advantages of going solar. For more information regarding battery back-ups check out this link.
In the long run, solar power is economical. The upfront investment costs are offset by the years of utility savings and potential tax credits, and can increase the value of your home. Solar energy systems are safe, reliable and durable!
So the burning question in your mind is “How expensive are solar panels for your home” …well, the savings calculator is a great place to start. There are often incentives and rebates from many different sources, all of which Guardian Solar walks you through and will help you manage. Many financing options are also available. Schedule a free home solar consultation today! Click Here.