Home Solar Energy
Is A Viable Option
Home solar energy is becoming a fast growing trend, saving people money and saving the environment, one home at a time. Unfortunately, it is a common misconception held by many that solar energy systems are complex and out of reach.
Sure, the technology and science behind the systems may become increasingly complex as the years go by and efficiency is improved, but the systems themselves are actually becoming easier to install by those that care to take the time.
While most systems are still installed by trained professionals, home solar kits are a more cost effective measure that more and more people are choosing.
Home Solar Energy:
All Or Nothing?
Many see home solar energy as an all or nothing prospect. Either go off the grid completely or do not bother.
The truth is that even a small system can offer some relief to your wallet, and there are lots
of expandable systems available.
Starting small is a good way to go, especially if it is your first time assembling a DIY solar kit. These small kits can be fit into the smallest budget and added onto as more money becomes available.
DIY Home Solar Kit:
How Much Can You Save?
So how much can you actually save with a do-it-yourself home solar kit? Well, suppose you are going for a simple system to heat the water in your home. Solar water heating systems are smaller and less complex than photovoltaic systems, however they are still costly. Even with the incentives and tax breaks provided by the government these systems may possibly be out of reach for some people.
Home solar kits can potentially cut the cost of the system to a tenth of what a professional system would cost and some DIY systems are still eligible for many of the incentives.
Although the do it yourself systems do seem like the way to go, make sure you do your research first as there are some minor drawbacks if the system is not properly built. Choose a source where there is excellent instruction, and testimonials of people who have had a successful experience building the panels.
An example is in the panels themselves. Building your own panels from individual cells may seem like a great idea, but be wise if you plan to connect to the local electric grid. Home built panels may not be allowed in all localities.
DIY projects can be fun and rewarding, especially when it is something that will end up saving you money for years to come.
Home solar kits are a cost effective way for the average person to learn about solar energy and try it before spending tons of money on a huge system. A properly built system that is used as intended can be the first step you take towards your energy independence.
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