Thursday, March 5, 2015

Are Solar Panels Really Worth the Work? Here's What You Need to Know

Are Solar Panels Really Worth the Work? Here's What You Need to KnowYou can run your home on far more efficient and cost effective energy by installing and using solar panels. Not only are these an easy choice for you and your home, but they are also sustainable for the health of the environment. 
When we, at Unique Home Building, work with individuals and families in the construction or remodeling of their home, we love providing them with the options they need for their comfort and their health. 
So, are solar panels really worth the work? Here's what you need to know.
Advantages of Solar EnergyThere are plenty of excellent reasons that equate to advantages in using solar energy. Here are some advantages in using solar energy.
The abundance of Solar Energy
Even in the middle of winter each square meter of land still receives a fair amount of solar radiation. Sunlight is everywhere and the resource is practically inexhaustible. Even during cloudy days we still receive some sunlight and it is this that can be used as a renewable resource.
You don’t pay for sunlight.
Sunlight is totally free. There is of course the initial investment for the equipment. After the initial capital outlay you won’t be receiving a bill every month for the rest of your life from the electric utility.
Solar energy is getting more cost effective.
The technology for solar energy is evolving at an increasing rate. At present photovoltaic technology is still relatively expensive but the technology is improving and production is increasing. The result of this is to drive costs down. Payback times for the equipment are getting shorter and in some areas where the cost of electricity is high payback may be as short as five years.
Solar energy is non-polluting
Solar energy is an excellent alternative for fossil fuels like coal and petroleum because solar energy is practically emission free while generating electricity. With solar energy the danger of further damage to the environment is minimized. The generation of electricity through solar power produces no noise. So noise pollution is also reduced.
Accessibility
Solar power can generate electricity no matter how remote the area as long as the sun shines there. Even in areas that are inaccessible to power cables solar power can produce electricity.
Solar energy systems are virtually maintenance free.
Once a photovoltaic array is setup it can last for decades. Once they are installed and setup there are practically zero recurring costs. If needs increase solar panels can be added with ease and with no major revamp.
Solar energy is not only sustainable, it is renewable and this means that we will never run out of it. It is about as natural a source of power as it is possible to generate electricity.
The creation of solar energy requires little maintenance. Once the solar panels have been installed and are working at maximum efficiency there is only a small amount of maintenance required each year to ensure they are in working order.
We are happy that you are considering adding these sustainable options to your home and are happy to answer any questions you might have. For home building and remodeling, call the contractors at Unique Home Building today!  ( benefits of recycling )

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