3 Things Nobody Told You about Solar Energy

When you want to cut down your power bill, and you also want to do something good for the environment, you can look into getting solar panel services to install all of the right equipment on your house. The alternative energy industry is buzzing right now with all of the great equipment being produced and the way the price of solar panels is coming down. If you need to hire a company to install them, find one that knows all about solar panels and that can help you to choose just what you need for your home. They should know all of the best solar equipment and know about solar panels’ inner workings. They should also be highly skilled and experienced in installing these on residential buildings.

Many people choose solar panels because they want to cut down on the amount of power that they use from the general pow grid. Some people also use them because they keep power prices lower, and in some cases, they can actually make money by selling power to the grid instead of the other way around. With solar panels, there are a lot of possibilities, and you will know that you’re doing a good thing for the environment.

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Did you know that to power our entire planet, only .0005% percent of the Earth would need to be covered in solar panels? As battles over energy subsidies continue in Washington, you’ve probably heard a lot about the future of solar energy—both good and bad. But here are three surprising facts about the history and modern implementation of solar energy technology you may not have heard.

  1. Solar energy is older than you expect:
    Though it’s not the same as solar electricity (we convert solar power into electricity for modern purposes), people have been capturing the sun’s energy for longer than you probably think. As early as the 7th century B.C.E., a magnifying glass was used to concentrate the sun’s energy and light fire. In 1883, American inventor Charles Fritts had the idea for the first photovoltaic cell using selenium.
  2. Solar power is cheaper than fossil fuels:
    Many people balk at solar energy solutions, thinking they’re too expensive to be worth it. Solar panels cost less than $2 a square foot to produce, but installation and mounting edge that higher. StaticBrain estimates the cost of having 600 square feet of solar panels installed on a building at about $55,000, which sounds like too much to be cost-effective. But of course the average home needs far less coverage. And while it does cost money to buy solar panels, the energy savings in the long run may be worth it. As of 2014, studies show that the average homeowner will save $20,000 or even more over 20 years. As the technology develops, the costs of having solar installed will likely continue to go down. And here’s another thing to think about: So-called “green” energy solutions are proving to be more efficient and financially plausible than fossil fuels even though the fossil fuel industry receives far more extensive subsidies—and those subsidies come out of your tax dollars.
  3. The solar panel mount is as important as the panel:
    There are many kinds of solar mounting systems. Sometimes the best choice is a basic solar panel mount. But a sun tracking solar panel ensures your panel is always at the ideal angle to capture as much of the sun’s energy as possible.

Have you looked into having solar panels installed for your home? What have you decided? Share your experience in the comments.
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