Solar Products for Your Home

June 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Solar power is becoming famous these days, especially its use in homes. Most people prefer solar power to run different home appliances. Why? Because it is earth friendly and economical, and there is nothing better than harnessing sun’s energy to light up one’s home. Solar power can cut 50 to 70 percent of external power consumption, so it is basically a cost effective option. There are many ways you can use this miraculous natural energy in your home, including through solar panels and solar heat systems that generate electricity (power).

Solar Energy

Once integrated into the home, you can use solar water heating to heat the house as well as to generate hot water. The thermal energy can be absorbed from the sun through a collector mounted on a roof. This collector usually magnifies the heat and stores the hot water. This absorbed heat can be piped through radiators to deliver warmth and it can also be used to supply hot water. Solar water heating system not only allows you to save on electricity or utility bills, but also increase the value of your home.

Solar Power for Your Home

May 27, 2016 at 1:55 pm

solar homeGenerating solar power is a complex task in a renewable system. It requires an ideal location where the sun shines throughout the year; much like the photosynthesis process by plants. Apart from this, the expenses associated with the hardware required to generate solar electricity might be excessively costly for many households, but the good news is that many companies offer payment plans!  This can make even a complex system quite affordable.

Solar Panels

If you want to generate solar electricity, the first thing you need to do is to purchase a solar panel. Actually, you might need more than one solar panel, and it depends on your electricity needs. Keep in mind that practically it is impossible to use solar electricity for all the power needs; however, they are very useful in a few applications. Nevertheless, a family can take their home completely off the grid, from the electrical point of view.  Our neighbors, who own Lakeland Tree Arbors, have invested more than $20,000 in solar products over the past 5 years and have essentially no power bill today.  Their roof is completely covered in solar panels, but it has been well worth it for them.

Solar Kits for Home or Business

May 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Residential Solar PanelsDIY (Do It Yourself) solar kits are the best way to harness solar energy and they are cost effective too; however, there are a few tips to remember when handling such projects. The first and foremost thing to remember is to choose a kit that can give adequate electricity for the required purpose, and obtain sufficient batteries to deliver backup power when the sunlight is absent. Another tip is regarding the location; choose the location for installing DIY solar kits that receive plenty of sun, because the sun exposure is directly proportional to the amount of power generated. So, choose a sunny location to install solar kits. It is suggested to contact the local power company for detailed guidance regarding the installation.

First Step

This project is about power, so it is important to assess the power needs before purchasing any solar kits. If the residential solar energy panels are only going to support another electrical source, this step might not be a big concern. It is imperative to consider the power needs when the solar energy is the main source of power in the home. You also need to consider the weather conditions because the efficiency of solar panels is dependent on the location; the efficiency varies from location to location.

Solar Water Heaters

May 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm

solar water heaterA solar water heater is a great solar investment for any home or business, regardless of where you live.  Many people think that if you live in a cold environment that solar products are not of much use.  However, this is simply not the case.  Regardless of the climate that you live in solar water heaters will always be a great investment, as long as you have a few hours of sunshine during the day.

Solar water heaters are generally installed on the roof of a home or business and they capture the sunlight which is then used to warm the home or building’s water.  It is one of the best investments you can make in your home in terms of return on your investment.  A quality solar water heater properly installed can save you up to 90% on your water heating bill.  This is very significant because the water heating portion of the average home’s utility bill is approximately 33%.