Charline Chandonnet Roof Panel September 16th, 2018 - 23:09:11
Lets face it todays economy is not in the greatest of shape. With the high cost of living more and more people are turning to renewable energy generation for their homes. One of the main sources of renewable energy that seems to be the most popular is having a solar roof panel installed on your home. Having a solar roof panel is an extremely efficient supplier of energy. You will see the benefits within your first months of usage. You will be free from the hold the utility companies have on you and the instability of global energy markets. With residential electric rates rising faster than ever you will not need to worry.
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.
When the sun hits the glass it heats the glass up quickly yet evenly which in turn heats the water. Once heated to proper temperature the water is released and pumped to the desired location(s) for it to be used. In an office setting this would likely be to sinks for washing hands or dishes in a cafeteria or for vending machines that make coffee and other hot drinks. Another business that uses these panels for hot water is laundromats which can then pass on a savings to their customers. Finally businesses often will use a forced-water heating system to keep the building at the right temperature throughout the year.
If you are interested in installing a photovoltaic system it is possible to do the work yourself and save some money but you may run into administrative issues with building permits and electrical hook up problems. Not having a professional do the installation could also compromise the warranty of the system or create difficulties with financing. If installing the system is something that you are prepared to undertake do your research and make sure you know what you are doing. If you decide to go the professional route interview contractors and check references. This is a new business and you want an expert that has as much knowledge as possible. Doing your part to clean up the environment is an admirable thing to do and installing a solar roof system is a fabulous way to make a big difference.