A friend of mine just picked up his own solar system for his first house and apparently it’s starting to already save him some money. Recently, he’s been telling me all about his brand-new system and I’ve actually been getting interested in getting solar for my own home. There are a lot of things that I had no idea about so I started searching the internet for answers. In this article you are going to find out a few things that you may not have known about solar energy, and how you can save money and save the earth at the same time.
One the most overlooked things about solar energy is that the panels are not made equally. There are some panels that produce much more energy than others due to a number of factors. If you want to get the most for your money, you want to find a system that will totally bypass your monthly energy bill while staying within your budget. But, there are a few other factors that you may want to pay attention to as well.
For example, The warranty of the system is one of the most overlooked things as well because homeowners don’t really know much about the warranty of the solar system. Did you know that some companies have warranties for up to 25 years on specific solar systems by specific solar manufacturers? This is huge because solar systems are expensive and you don’t want to have to replace your entire system in the next 10 years. If that’s the case you’re going to want to look for a system that has a warranty of over 20 years or more.
Las Vegas Solar Energy is the company that my buddy went with because of the extended warranty that came with the system. He said that if any part of his system breaks, including the panels or the inverter in the next 20 years they will fix it for him for free. After my research, this is pretty standard but I’m curious as to how many of these claims actually get resolved one hundred percent. The good news is that most panels or manufacturers can handle a lot worse conditions than I ever expected, but I guess it makes sense. People in the mid-west with hail storms will need to have a system that can handle some serious weather conditions!
In the long run the solar system that my friend bought has saved thousands of dollars, which is great. Besides residences, they’re also great for businesses and corporate services. I’ve always hated paying for electricity especially when the prices keep going up and we continue to get less. I can’t wait for the day that I have my very own solar system running all the electricity for my entire home so I can pay into something as an investment rather than continue to throw money down the drain.