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Cost of Installing Solar Panels at Home

In the recent past, there has been a growing need for solar energy through solar panel installation because of economical advantages. Although challenging, installation may be achieved through correct assembly and electrical understanding.

 
PRLog - Mar. 14, 2011 - In the recent past, there has been a growing need for solar energy through solar panel installation in houses owing to its environmental and economical advantages. The solar panels are made of photovoltaic cells that convert sun energy into electric energy utilized for heating purposes or to power electrical devices. The energy generated is directly transmitted to the electrical appliances or gets stored in a battery for future use. Although a challenging task, the process of installation may be effortlessly achieved with correct assembly and electrical understanding.

Costs

The installation price largely depends on the panel system used. In general, single panels that generate around 75 watts of energy cost $900. Whilst an energy effective panel producing 2 kilowatts of energy, will cost around $16,000-$20,000, and 5 kilowatt systems are worth $30,000-$40,000.

Solar Panel Installation

Solar panels are essentially installed on the rooftop of houses. They can also be placed as free standing units close to the structure, provided there's sufficient space. The panels may be mounted using flush, poles or roof ground mounts. Flush mounts are used for installation on the top of a roof. Pole mounts support little or single solar panels, whilst roof ground mounts are applicable for roof and ground installations.

The panel needs to be perfectly angled to direct sunlight, as the system produces solar energy in full capacity only when positioned facing the sun. It's also essential to get rid of all hurdles that block sunlight or else it'll work ineffectively. Depending on the need, the panel requirements to be tilted slightly to attain the maximum amount of sunlight. It can be tilted to the degree of latitude the panel is fixed at.

For instance, panels positioned at 15-25 degrees latitude need to be tilted to the exact same degree while panels at latitudes of 0-15 degrees are to be titled to 15 degrees. As soon as fixed, the solar panel needs to be tested to create certain it's protected and leak proof, too. Following this the panel requirements to be connected to an electric circuit box or an inverter running on battery power.

Benefits

Solar panel installation in houses provides many benefits. The initial investment is only a 1 time price which can be regained within a few years of installation. It's both environmentally and user friendly. The solar energy uses no fuel to create energy and also does not release any harmful pollutants into the environment. Solar energy systems are easy to use and need much less maintenance. The main benefit is that it enables you to offset all energy expenses thereby saving on electrical bills. Solar panel installation is really a price effective choice for all homeowners and aids to generate clean and green power.



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Alan Coleman is a researcher and enjoys DIY projects. He enjoys finding out about energy conservation and renewable energy. Recommends: http://www.diyhomesolar.net

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