If you already have a solar panel installation on your property, your solar contractor must have informed you about a solar battery system. It is an optional solar product you can add to your current solar PV installation. Yes, it is an optional product, which means that your solar panel system can still function without it. However, do you need a solar battery for your property? What benefits could you get from it?
A solar battery, as its name suggests, is a storage system for your solar panel installation. Depending on the capacity of your solar system, you can have too much solar power generated by your panels compared to the amount of power your household requires. When your solar panels generate too much power, the excess power either goes back to the grid or simply remains unused. With a solar battery backup, the power can be stored for later use.
Before installing a solar energy system, you would like to whether it is wise enough to invest in a solar system. Rain, cold climate, interrupted sunlight maybe some of the factors restricting you from getting your house powered by solar energy. Do you know you can still have a solar power system installed and operated even if your property doesn’t get adequate sunlight? A solar energy calculator is a tool offered by several companies helping families, companies, and individuals decide on their solar energy investment.
Let us look at how a solar energy calculator helps you in making a great decision before switching to solar.
Tubular skylights, also known as sun tunnels, are great energy solutions for both residential and commercial properties. Simply explained, a window or opening sealed by very strong clear material will be placed on the roof of your property. This lets the natural sunlight in.
By choosing to have tubular skylights installed, you can expect the following benefits and advantages:
Do you have a garden in your home? Do you own a commercial property where you have landscaped exteriors? If so, you must have some outdoor lights in these areas. If you don’t know about solar garden lights yet, now is the time to learn more about them.
There are many benefits when using solar garden lights. This product is now popular among property owners because of all those benefits. Among the advantages of using solar garden lights are the following:
Do you have a swimming pool on your property? You must enjoy taking a dip every once in a while! This could be even more enjoyable when the water temperature remains warm no matter the season or time of day. Using electric heaters will of course significantly increase your energy costs. Thankfully, you can use solar pool heaters instead.
Depending on the size of your pool, several panels will be installed to power up your pool heating system. Just like common solar panels used to provide power for your home, solar pool heaters can be installed on the roof or on the ground. Of course, it is important to place them where they can get most sunlight during the day.
Outdoor lights are highly important for any property. For instance, residential areas need ample lighting especially at nighttime not only for aesthetic purposes but also as an effective way to prevent intruders from entering private properties. An unwelcomed guest would most likely be discouraged to enter a property that’s well-lit compared to one that remains dark during the evening. Solar-powered outdoor lights are great alternatives to the usual fluorescent or LED bulbs that are used to light gardens, driveways, sidewalks, patios, and more.
Solar lights use the power that comes from the sun. Since the sun shines every single day, expect that your solar lights are charged well enough to last through the entire night.
Solar panels are mostly placed on top of the roof of a home or building so that they can get as much sunlight as they can throughout the day. If you have a lot of space in your backyard, you can also have a structure built there for the very purpose of placing the solar panels there. However, there are times when some property owners would wonder if they can temporarily remove solar panels. The short answer to that – yes. And when you do need to remove solar panels, make sure you reach out to your solar contractor.
There are a variety of situations that call for temporary solar panel removal. For instance, if there’s a huge storm warning in your area and you’re pretty sure that the panels might be in danger, then it’s best to remove them for now. If you’re planning to repaint or replace your roof, then the solar panels must be removed during that process. When there’s a tree located close to the structure of your home and you need to cut down some of its branches, there could be a risk of damaging the panels so it’s better to remove them temporarily. The list goes on and on.
Installing solar panels in your home is always a great decision. Not only will you be saving a lot on your energy bills, but you are also making your household friendlier to the environment. You are significantly reducing your carbon footprint. Another great benefit of solar panels that are often overlooked by many homeowners is that you can actually increase your property’s real estate value with them.
Solar panels could cost a lot of money upon installation. Of course, many take this risk because solar panels are great investments. The amount of money they can save on their energy bills could be far more than the actual cost of the installation of solar panels. Since this costs money and the installation will most likely last for a couple of decades or more with proper maintenance, this cost goes towards the price tag of your property in case you decide to sell it in the future.