Solar power has been touted as one of the best ways to combat carbon emissions in residential homes and commercial businesses. Solar energy is clean and renewable. It does not harm the planet like coal mining, oil drilling or fracking. Solar panels can also be installed in many different places.
Although you need lots of direct sunlight for solar panels to do their thing at optimal levels, rooftops are not the only viable option. Solar panels can be set up on the ground in fields or level areas with lots of access to natural light. The earth is at a turning point with carbon emissions. If we do not take steps to rapidly reduce the harmful gases in our atmosphere, there will be more out of control weather, fires and atmospheric destruction. One easy way to do this is with solar panels with their small carbon footprint and renewable energy capabilities.
The Solar panel Size Guide
This graphic from solarpower.guide shares lots of helpful tips on solar panels including size, weight and how they produce energy. Making the switch from fossil fuels to solar panels will help you save lots of money in the long run. It is estimated that in 20 years energy bills will skyrocket to be up to 3 times more expensive. 2-3x more expensive in 20-years. So when you install solar you are signing up for cheaper power for a 20-year period.
Many people may not know about all the incentives that can also be applied for to offset the initial cost of installing the solar panels. Once the solar panels are installed owners can receive a credit for the power they have produced known as ‘net-metering’.
Essentially power companies will pay you for the power your home produces for the power grid and you will be living a greener lifestyle, really a win-win situation.