Posted by | Posted in Solar Power | Posted on 21-08-2009
With increased prices on energy bills, the credit crunch and continuous fuel price hikes, it’s no wonder so many people are looking for ways to permanently slash their living costs at every turn.
Besides the costs of living, there’s also the environment to think about too. That’s why electric cars are getting more attention, as they save money and the environment at the same time…but what about our homes?
The cost of running a home is probably the biggest expense of all, with so many electrical items draining the power every hour of the day, it’s no wonder we’re suffering. That’s why solar power is becoming the modern choice for so many everyday homes…as solar power provides many benefits to the wallet and the environment…
…but is it possible to get solar powered without breaking the bank? And is it complicated?
The two options for a solar powered home;
There are two ways to get a solar powered energy supply for your home. The first option is to choose a commercial supplier, which may be easier physically but will also cost you several thousand dollars in the process. Or alternatively, you could use one of the plans found on the internet which not only shows you how to source the parts for really cheap (in some cases under $200) but also how to assemble it all.
Will it actually work?
Whether you choose the commercial or DIY route, there is no doubt that solar power will work for you, providing you set it up properly. The panels generate a direct current (DC) which is then inverted into alternating currents (AC) for home use. The excess energy generated from the panels during each day can be stored in a battery system or even sold back to the grid, if you’re still connected. In fact, it’s always a good idea to remain connected to the grid in case for some reason you don’t have enough energy stored for a particular demand of electricity one day.
Is it easy to do?
Setting up solar energy in your home is much easier than you might think. The large firms that supply solar energy would love to tell you otherwise, just as the energy companies would too. But the truth is, you can save up to 80% on your energy bills by simply following a simple guide that can be found online, which shows you what parts you will need, plus how to assemble and connect up to your home.
For the sake of saving up to 80% on your energy bills, doing good for the environment and being green & self sufficient, it’s a no brainer isn’t it? Click here Earth4Energy to see the step by step DIY solar power plan I used, which showed me how to get the parts I needed for under $200.
Stay tuned for more money saving tips…