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You Can Have a Home Powered By Solar Energy
Do you like to live in a home that is energy efficient? The good news is you
can given there are technologies these days that can make that happen
and one good example happens to be solar energy.
Solar energy is the process of using the sun’s radiant rays to power your
home. For this to work, you will need to get some solar panels and then
have this install by a contractor.
Ideally, you will need a flat area measuring about a hundred square feet.
This is good to install between 10 to 12 solar panels that can produce about
a kilowatt of power.
If you think 1 kilowatt is small, think again because this is equivalent to
1,600 kilowatts of hours per year. That translates to 5.5 hours of electricity
per day if you are using it to the max. Otherwise, excess power will be
stored in the battery which will help bring electricity to the house during a
blackout or at night.
Aside from the solar panels, you will also need the inverter, battery, charge
controller, wires and support structure. Each of these parts are important
since the system will not work without the other so whoever you choose as
a contractor should have everything ready prior to installation.