The Homeowners Guide to the Solar Panel System
Solar energy use is at an all-time high. This is great news for everyone who is concerned about the planet. Many people are still on the fence about making the switch to a solar panel system. They often feel unsure because they have questions that they can't find the answers to. Sometimes the information may seem too complex and technical when all you really want and need is a clear straightforward answer. That's what this guide is designed to provide for you.
Some people are concerned that they will not have electricity on cloudy days. This should not be a concern for the following reasons.
There is enough light on cloudy and even rainy days to create energy. You will not make as much energy as you do on sunny days, but you will make some.
You have stored energy that kicks in if you do not have enough.
You have power at night thanks to this stored energy.
Therefore, you don't have to worry about clouds, rain or darkness.
Air conditioning is another concern for those who are thinking of making the switch to solar. If you have solar power air conditioning, you just have to make sure that you have enough panels to run it. Your installation company will be able to determine your needs, and they will see to it that you have enough power. Many homes are powered by solar AC and they do just fine, no matter how hot the weather gets.
You may wonder if you will still receive an energy bill from your local utility company. If you remain connected to the grid, you will receive a bill. If you only used solar power in a certain month, your bill would be zero for that month. If you used some energy from the company, and most from your solar panels, your bill would only be for the portion that you used. But if you decide to go off-grid and totally disconnect from the local utility company, you will not receive a bill anymore.
You should now be ready to make an informed decision about making the switch to solar power. The homeowners’ biggest concern seems to be the ability to get energy on cloudy days, and as you can see, that is not an issue. As long as you stay connected to the grid, you always have a backup from your utility company. The best thing about solar power is the benefit to the planet, and the cost savings that you'll make.