Jacquenett Barrientos Roof Panel September 05th, 2018 - 21:11:50
In the early days of solar roof panels the hope was that one or two panels would help to lower the electricity bill a bit. To be honest sometimes it seemed more of a gimmick than a real cost savings. Things have changed and changed a lot too. With a properly planned and though out installation of solar roof panels you can not only cut your electricity bills to mere pennies but you can actually put your electricity bill into negative figures so that it owes you money instead.
Solar roof panels are popular and often seen attached on rooftops all over the country usually on a south facing roof to catch the maximum amount of sunshine possible. Solar panels contrary to popular belief do not require sunshine to operate. All they require is light so while a nice sunny day will provide the maximum amount of light a dull cloudy day will still provide enough light for solar roof panels to operate efficiently. This makes them very attractive for while installation costs can be relatively high after that they are almost cost free to run and use.
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.
Solar roof panels have the ability to not only reduce your electric bill but also increase the value of your home. Installing a solar roof can literally save you in excess of $100000 off of your energy bill during the lifetime of your mortgage. Compared to the $25000 - $50000 that you may spend on a professionally installed solar system this is a small price to pay. The investment made in your home also has the ability to pay off in the short run if you sell before you have paid off the system. Think about how many people will pay a premium for a hybrid car despite known that they will get significantly lower performance.