Solar power for homes enables you to reduce your utility bills and use solar generation of electricity for many uses around the home.
The setup costs for residential solar power vary. Some are costly and extensive, while other solar generator systems are mobile and much easier to install and setup.
A portable solar power system is usually less costly.
Water Heating - Electrical water heaters are typically the single largest consumers of energy, of all home electrical appliances. For this reason, more homeowners are now turning to solar power water heating systems which enable you to make significant savings on utility bills.
By switching to solar power for heating water in your home, you may save up to 85% of what you would have to pay for your electricity.
Swimming Pools - It is becoming increasingly popular for homeowners to opt for powering their swimming pools with solar power. Solar panels and heating equipment required for heating pools is of such high quality that you may get a guarantee of over 20 years on the installation work.
In addition, once you have your solar heating equipment installed, you can heat your pool all through winter without worrying about receiving a monstrous electric bills!
If you intend to have solar power in a home you are building, be sure to have the largest windows and roofs oriented accordingly.
Try to make your existing home as energy efficient as possible. This can be achieved through the replacement of all cooling and heating appliances including the air conditioner, fridge, stove, freezer, dryer and oven. These electrical appliances should be substituted with other models that are more energy efficient.
Alternatively, switch to using gas or propane instead of electricity for powering your appliances.
This type of energy source is also long lasting, with modern photovoltaic systems having an active lifespan of over twenty years.
There may also be subsidies and tax incentives that many States and localities are offering to entice citizens to use solar power for homes
On the other hand, you may avoid these battery maintenance tasks altogether by opting for a solar power system that is connected to the grid. Thereafter, you will only have to monitor your system and remove any debris or obstructive materials that fall onto your solar panels.
Portable Solar Power System - The Solio Mono also works with over 3200 devices. This one is small enough to fit into your pocket. It comes with one highly efficient solar cell, a multi function LED light/start button, a slightly smaller lithium-ion battery, a charging cable input, and it has an impact resistant Lexan shell.
Grid Tie Inverter - A grid tie inverter connects the public utility grid to your solar, wind or hydroelectric energy installations. This is very important since most household appliances use AC power.
Pure Sine Wave Inverter - A pure sine wave inverter is connected between the battery and the appliance to switch the current from DC to AC.
Magnum Inverter - They are available in pure and modified sine wave variants with different specifications to cater to all needs.
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