Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by JohnnyB in How To Install Solar Panels
You are probably already aware of the benefits of installing solar panels. Like most people, the last barrier for going solar is most likely the cost consideration. Most people fear that the initial costs for solar are too large to pay off in the short run. This fear is compounded by the current financial recession.
The good news is that the analysis to determine whether the cost of installing solar panel is fairly simple. The 3 factors below are the only things you need to initially consider to calculate how long it will take for solar power on your home to become a cost-saving solution.
1. Calculating the kilowatts that you need at home. A good way to figure out the cost of having solar power at home is to calculate or measure how many kilowatts you are consuming based on your monthly electric bills. Take your last 12 months of bills and choose the one with the greatest number of kilowatts used. Next, divide that number by thirty days. You will then get the maximum of your consumption needs-this in turn will equal to the solar power that you will need each day.
2. Take note of your major appliances, and how much you use them throughout the year. In order to get the most realistic cost, decide which among your appliances should not be used and which of those should be used. Next, estimate the right number of the solar panels and the cells. When your estimation is right, you will then come up with the installation expenses that are lowest. Keep in mind that if you are using basic appliances only, like typical homeowners do, there is no need for you to have many solar panels at home. Having, for instance, a 90-watt solar panel with 25 12V batteries is practical enough.
3. Check out pricing for solar panel kits that are ready to assemble. Buying kits that you assemble yourself will greatly reduce the cost of your installation process, because buying preassembled solar panels is the most expensive way to go. Kits come equipped with batteries, some tie-ins, and those home solar power devices that you might need. Just choose one that matches your basic needs at home.
Having said all of these things, I am sure that the solar power cost you are worrying about will be lessened. Just think that you can do a lot of different ways so you can determine whatever is perfect for you. I hope with this article, you will not think twice anymore in having a solar power installed in your home and enjoy the future savings you will have.