The Facts About Solar Energy You Must Know

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<ol><li> 1. The Facts About Solar Energy You Must Know Making the switch to solar energy can really help you to do your part for the environment. It can really cut down on those pricey electrical costs. This article will offer many tips concerning solar power. Using a solar water heater is an excellent way to help the environment. You will find many different option for solar heated water. Pick a sunny spot on your roof, and install a solar water heater tank. The notion that you must tear the roof off your house or engage in other inconvenient and costly processes to install a solar energy system is false. You can start by installing solar powered lights to illuminate your landscape. Your outdoor lights can keep shining all night, except maybe during the longest winter nights, using the charge they stored from the sun that day. If you lease solar panels, be sure the contact can be transferred to your lease. If you end up selling your home, you could be paying for a solar energy system you are not using. If you can transfer it to the new owners, you'll be fine. If your solar panels fail, you should have a backup in place. One good option is a generator, but you can still stay connected to a main power grid to get power whenever your panels are not working. If you choose to get a generator, keep a few on hand and test them on a routine basis. A solar energy system is a great way to save money if you are ready to make a long-term investment. The pay-off won't be complete for a few years into the future. Invest in solar conversion only when you are are prepared to stay at your current home. You want to stay away from companies that pressure you concerning solar energy sales. You need to be careful and make sure you pick the one that gives you the greatest benefit. When you purchase on the spot, you are susceptible to making poor decisions. A tracking panel system is a great way to get started with generating solar power. This follows the way the sun moves all the time. Although initial installation costs will be more expensive than a fixed panel system, the extra energy generated in the long run may be worth it. Consider a solar powered attic fan if you are not ready to make the full switch to solar energy. A solar attic fan has a temperature sensor to automatically switch the fan on when the temperatures in your attic reach a certain threshold. This is a great way to keep your home cool, without incurring any additional costs. The fan itself will not increase your electric bill since it is solar-powered. </li><li> 2. Saving the environment is no easy feat, but using solar and green energy sources can do so and save your power bill, too. Historically, energy bills have doubled every ten years, costing homeowners more of their disposable income. Take the knowledge that you have gained, and put it to use by investing in solar power today. </li></ol>