It happens every month when the utility bill comes in; for just the briefest moment we allow ourselves the fantasy of producing our own clean, natural energy to run our homes, while also enjoying the benefits of federal, state, and even local utility rebates. We usually end out little fantasy by reminding ourselves that solar power is still too expensive and incapable of providing all of the energy we need. Mercifully, that is no longer the case and there are reputable, experienced companies out there that can provide residential solar power kits. This can be your first step on the path to energy freedom, and the initial costs are extremely reasonable. You can even buy the kits and, with just a little guidance, install a solar power system yourself. If you aren’t comfortable with that, there are professionals who can handle that task for you.
Each installation is going to be a little different because they are customized to your specific needs, but because solar power kits are available in so many different sizes, configurations, and power ratings, a solar power expert can advise you on which system will best suit your needs, either residential or commercial. The kits generally include solar panels, inverters, cabling, and terminators. All you need is 12 volt batteries for the solar units to keep charged and you are set to take advantage of nature’s most plentiful source of energy.
Depending on your circumstance, you can either have a solar power system that is tied into the local utility (on the grid), or one that is completely independent (off the grid). If you are on the grid, that will give you the opportunity to take advantage of utility rebates and, on the off chance that your system should go down for some reason, you will still have power from the local utility company. The advantages of being off the grid include the ability to have electricity wherever you happen to live. If you are far enough off the beaten path that it isn’t feasible to run electrical connections to your residence, you can still enjoy all of the modern comforts, thanks to sun power.
If you’ve been thinking about going solar at your home, now is the time to make that call. You can sleep better, knowing that, even in the case of an emergency, you and your family will still have a source of clean, natural energy.