Considerations of Going Solar

If you look out of your window at your neighbours along the street, there is a very good chance that today at least one of them has solar panels on their home. When they first had them installed, you probably laughed at the notion of someone having them on your street and thought that was a waste of money.

Well, you were wrong – those neighbours have been saving money for a long time. Going solar is a great investment that not only helps you drastically to completely cut down on your power bills, but also adds value to your home.

If you would have asked your neighbour about their decision to go in the direction of solar, you probably also would have gone that way. Before enquiring on if it is for you, there are some questions you should think about to help you understand its growing popularity.

How Much Energy Do You Use?

One thing you really should take a good close look at is the amount of power you currently consume. When you look into this you can start to figure out exactly how big or small your solar system needs to be and how many panels would be required.

If your home is powered with a large number of appliances then solar will help to keep the bills on running them down, but you could have an idea to cut down on the number of items using up power and be able to live off of the National Grid and be self-sufficient. Imagine living free of those electricity and heating bills thanks to renewable energy.

When Do You Use Energy the Most?

Businesses tend to use their solar energy mostly in the day during daylight hours, meaning they get the most benefit during the day from their system.

When it comes to home, however, we get the most use from power in the evenings to power lighting, cooking and home entertainment systems that may not get used in the day. This can be stored throughout the day for use throughout the night, and if you are one of the many thousands who have switched to home-based working, you get the full working benefit of solar powering your home throughout the day.

Payback for Excess Power

If you don’t end up using all of your power, power companies have programmes where you can sell your excess power back to the grid, making solar an even better financial gain for you.

During the sunnier, hot months, you will find that the bright days will greatly benefit you financially with that power not going to waste. If a power company is willing to pay for the power you are not going to use any time soon, it’s a great way to make a little extra for nothing other than your solar panel cost.

Contact the team at Positive Energy Solutions today to determine your future with green energy.

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