Fanette Rheaume Roof Panel September 18th, 2018 - 22:30:08
How would you like to have a roof which pulls double duty? The roof of your home can do much more than keep the rain and snow out of your house. It can also provide electrical energy for your home by supporting solar roof panels or solar shingles. Solar technology has advanced producing lighter weight more efficient solar cells which make solar roof panels and solar shingles a more feasible choice. The solar cells in the panels or shingles convert the sun light which shines on your roof into solar power which can then be put to use providing electricity for your home.
Prices of solar roof panel systems vary according to the system you buy. Systems with higher levels of efficiency will obviously cost more. Retailers who sell this merchandise as well as manufacturers of the same can help you choose the appropriate system for the size and construction of your home or business as well as suggest the type of mounting that will suit you best. If you like to travel and spend a lot of time outdoors you may want to look into compact solar panel units that can be used during camping trips vacations day hikes etc. to power your cell phone laptop or other small appliance.
Also with a solar roof panel you can think long term. Photovoltaic cells which are used to capture the power of the sun in a solar panel are very reliable. They were originally designed for use in space. Almost all of the satellites that orbit the earth are powered by solar energy. This is because they work for long periods of time up to 40 years with little or no maintenance required. As a special benefit a solar roof panel system is eligible for a $2000 federal tax credit. If you happen to live in California the California Solar Initiative (CSI) offers an up-front rebate. Most of the time this covers 20-30% of the final cost.
Energy bills seem to be rising all the time at the moment but when you install solar roof panels you will benefit from completely free solar energy from the sun. You never have to worry about rising electricity bills again and this can also help you to budget more effectively. If you care about the planet then solar roof panels are a great way to make a difference. We all need to start being more careful with the energy that we use to help reduce our carbon footprints and limit the effects of global warming. By generating your own energy via solar power you can help to do your part to reduce the amount of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.