If you’re a forward-thinking American, you’ve probably started considering a solar installation. Naturally, everyone who is interested in a more sustainable future is thinking about solar power. Solar power isn’t reliant on fossil fuels or the same energy issues that come with traditional electricity. At the same time, there are incentives that come with solar power transitions. There are tax incentives available for those interested in transitioning to solar power.
However, solar power is not as widespread as you might think. According to the U.S Energy Information Administration, solar power still only accounts for about 1.8% of all American electricity generation. Therefore, you can’t be blamed if you don’t quite understand how a solar installation would work for your household. Fortunately, we’re here to help and to dispel any of the misconceptions you might have about the process. With that being said, let’s look into some of the things you should know about the solar installation process ahead of time.
How Does A Solar System Work Financially?
You may be worried about solar power potentially costing more than traditional electricity. However, this is not necessarily the case, especially when you take the benefits of solar power into account. Solar power will typically offer an 8 to 10% return on your investment over the course of 20 years. Furthermore, it’s typically projected to be cash flow positive, or at worst cash flow neutral. If anything, you will get something of a return or break even when using solar power. You will not lose money in the long term.
Is Solar Power Better Than Wind Power?
There are multiple alternative options for power. One that some may consider is wind power. But is wind power on the same level as solar power? What’s best for you? Although wind power has its benefits, it’s not considered cost-effective throughout the United States on a small scale basis. Furthermore, it can be more difficult to install. A solar installation is easier and more cost-effective.</p.
How Long Does A Solar Installation Take?
A solar installation will usually take about 40 hours on top of the roof, and 10 hours within the house.
How Many Panels Do I Need?
Though the number of panels you’ll need can vary, it’s typically expected that residential homes will need around 25 panels.
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