The easiest way to reduce your electricity bill with renewable energy is by tapping into the limitless solar energy potential. But installing solar panels can be a frustrating, expensive exercise if you’re not careful. Here are few installation and planning ideas to help you stop your solar conversion being a huge problem for your family.
Before you install solar electricity
Before considering installation of solar panels, consider first the factors involved in choosing a solar system, and the cost of installation. A solar system will cost around $9 per watt of production for the average home, which operates on moderate electricity use. If you’re using a lot of electricity but your bills are not that big already, that’s going to be a big cost. If you’re looking for more tips, WikiWiki Solar and Electric has it for you.
Some countries, including the Pacific Northwest, also have fairly low electricity prices owing to the usage of sustainable energies such as hydropower. The cost of installing solar panels would exceed the benefits by far.
In other regions, however, such as the northeast where coal and gas are used to generate electricity, prices continue to rise year after year and solar power is becoming an increasingly viable option.
Solar Panel Installation Basics
It’s time to start building your panels after you’ve determined how much energy you need from your solar panels and how the economics works for your family. First you’ll need a few pieces including:
- Solar Windows
- Paste brackets
- Device Fee
- Devices to field
- Boxes to junction
- Overcurrent Shield
Unfortunately, installing solar panels is a relatively complex , time-consuming process if you were looking for a weekend project, if only because of the complexity of electrical systems. You’ll also need to acquire whatever permits your local municipality requires before you can really start installation. In certain situations, daily monitoring can be mandatory to monitor the construction phase, or you might be needed to employ a contractor.
Ideally, the panels themselves should be placed south facing at a 45 degree angle on your roof. A southern exposure is best for optimizing the amount of sunlight they receive all year round. Especially in winter an exposure to the north will result in very little absorption.
Unless you plan on completely disconnecting your home from the power grid, the batteries and generator are not completely necessary. In this case, you will need to back up the power from your panels that you are generating. Those batteries can provide backup power to your home while the sun isn’t out and when the batteries start running out, the generator will come in to refresh the energy.
The other parts are all safety tools necessary for maintaining an electrical system. The Charge Controller will ensure that your battery always remains fully charged without overcharging. The Inverter transforms the electricity that you receive from solar panels into a configuration that can be used by the appliances in your house. All required safety tools are the junction boxes and disconnects, and will be inspected.
The Update Method
When it comes to installing solar panels, you need to properly prepare, inspect and modify your home to handle the solar panels. Safety is of utmost concern, so be sure to contact a contractor for assistance as soon as possible if you are even remotely unsure about how to maintain those levels of safety.