By considering a solar electricity system for your home you are just like the millions of other green-conscious people around the globe.
Through the use of the sun solar electricity systems provide reliable, pollution free, and infinitely renewable source of energy. Advancements in the design and construction of photovoltaic solar cells these systems are becoming even more affordable.
Adding to the affordability, many solar electricity systems are able to participate in net metering in several states. This means that as your solar electricity system generates more power than you are using, your meter runs backwards resulting in an even swap of power that you use at other times when you exceed the power supplied by your own solar electricity system.
Before you invest in a solar electricity system for your home or business, it is best to understand exactly what you are purchasing and how solar electricity is generated.
The powerhouse of the solar electricity system is the solar panel that is made up of many photovoltaic solar cells that convert the suns energy to electricity. It produces an AC (Alternating Current) that must be run thought a device known as an inverter to convert the AC to DC (Direct Current) power so that our appliances and other electrical devices can use it. Also, many systems utilize a battery backup system to provide power at night and during periods of low sun light.
A battery backup is important because if you don’t have one in place you have to buy power from the electric company at night to power your house, the batteries allow you to stay off the grid and save you money.
The initial investment of installing a solar electricity system is made back over time through energy savings. With net metering and government rebates now being offered the investment can be made bake even sooner.
Solar power allows us to become free from the grid and is sustainable by the sun for billions of years, which lowers our dependence on foreign oils and other finite fossil fuels.
Stop thinking about a solar electricity system for your home or business and start investing in your freedom by starting your research of solar electricity systems today.