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Solar Power: What You Need to Know
The way we get our energy is changing, and it’s about time you learned more about the best available source for renewable energy for homes and businesses: solar power. As one of the most reliable, high-quality energy sources out there, solar provides plenty of reasons to make the jump. You might know a little about solar companies and what they do, but if you have yet to make the switch, it’s time to educate yourself. And for a comprehensive overview of solar panels, how they work, and why you should move forward with solar panel installation, no one is better than Solar Gain.
When it comes to helping our clients generate electricity more efficiently and for a more cost-effective rate, Solar Gain stands out as one of the premier providers in the industry. But we’re more than just a solar installation company—we want to be a valuable resource for our clients and those who simply want more information. In this blog, we’ll go over the basics of solar power and other crucial points so you can make an informed decision for your home or business.
How Does Solar Energy Work?
Solar power systems rely on rays from the sun to generate electricity. Through the use of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and inverters, the sun’s rays are transformed into a usable form of electricity that powers homes, commercial facilities, and more. A solar system can easily be installed on an existing roof or new carport structure and each system is bespoke and designed to produce enough energy to cover the needs of the facility or home. Small PV cells can power smaller devices including calculators, watches, and more.
How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?
Although the exact price point depends on the scale of the project, one of the most advantageous parts of installing a solar solution is the lowering of your energy bill. The cost of solar panel installation has decreased significantly over the years—in the past 10 years alone, the cost of installation has fallen more than 80 percent. In addition to the already low cost, plenty of federal and state-level tax incentives make installation an even better option.
How Does Solar Impact the Environment?
Outdated energy solutions can cause significant harm to the world around you, but not solar power. Solar offers a clean, renewable power source that can be harnessed all over the world. And since the sun won’t be going out any time in the near future, you’ll be able to enjoy high-quality energy for years to come. Oil, gas, and coal took hundreds of thousands of years to form—every time we use those resources for energy, they become that much closer to running out. Doesn’t it make sense to choose a renewable energy source you can rely on, while also preserving the environment around you?
What About Maintenance?
Unlike conventional, outdated energy solutions, solar systems don’t require consistent, frequent maintenance. Depending on where you live, your system may need to be cleaned once or twice a year, but that’s the extent of it. Your system will thrive for a long time.
How Do I Store Solar Energy?
Why let any energy you use go to waste? Solar panels rely on an easy-access grid system. All the energy you don’t use goes into the grid, meaning nothing you generate ever goes to waste. You’ll always be able to tap into your energy resources for quick, reliable electricity supply.
If you choose, you can also invest in an energy storage option. Excess solar power produced during the day will power a battery bank, which your home or business will then draw on in the evenings or during power outages. Solar storage batteries can be paired with a grid-tied solar system to allow for maximized savings, especially if your home or business is on a time of use or demand charge rate.
How Can Solar Gain Help?
While you might be satisfied with your current solution, there are plenty of reasons you should make the jump today. The primary one? Solar Gain takes the headache out of solar panel installation. Through our customized installation process, we make it easier than ever for you to implement the right solution for your space. Our three-step process includes:
- Energy evaluations and system proposals
- Solar panel installations
- Commissioning and flipping the switch
We know how long and drawn out this process can be if you don’t have a dedicated provider working on the project. At Solar Gain, all we want to do is make life easy for our clients, and deliver a solar solution that yields the results they’ve always wanted. For more information on how we can brighten up your future, reach out to Solar Gain today.