Solar Energy Systems
The addition of solar units to an office or home is an attractive way or reducing your carbon foot prints, save on utility bills and increase your property’s value. The government has attractive incentives on solar unit installations and this is what makes now the perfect time to have this addition in your home or office.
It is important to have a high quality solar unit as this will be a great investment. To assist you in making informed choices, we, at Fail Safe Electric, have made a list of important details that you need to now prior to making a purchase.
Solar Systems Types
There are different types of solar systems and you should know them to identify the best one for your premises.
Monocrystalline Silicon Solar System
This is the most common solar system and their popularity is based on their impressive per inch power generation. These systems are however bulky and this is their biggest drawback. Their efficiency is good and will deliver 7% more electricity than most systems. A few panels will meet most of your needs.
Polycrystalline solar systems
These systems have a lower silicon level and are smaller in size. This makes them less sufficient compared to monocrystalline solar panels. These panels are cheaper to manufacture and the cost efficiency is transferred to the consumers.
BIPV – Building Integrated Photovoltaic Solar Systems
This is a solar system designed with aesthetics in mind. The solar panels are manufactured with the roof in mind with an aim to create a seamless transition between the solar panel and the building. Some of these panels are built to replace other roofing or building materials and offset the cost of construction.
Solar Energy Systems Benefits
Energy Independence – Like the use of fossil fuels, the sun is around use and belongs to all of us thus there is no taxing on solar power. It is therefore possible to have energy independence without sacrificing hot showers and other appliances.
Toxic Emissions Reduction – Burning of fuel such as coal, oil, wood, gas, among others, there is production of toxic fumes such as carbon monoxide and methane which are referred to as green house gases. These gases can be reduced through solar power systems and this will save the ozone layer which is continuously destroyed by greenhouse gases.
Cost Effectiveness – Initially, the cost of installation of solar power systems was out of reach for most people a few decades ago. With advances in technology and the rise of many different companies, this cost has plummeted and the installation now costs almost 100 times lower. In addition to the inexpensive installation, you will also get tax credits with every purchase of solar energy systems and thus you will be saving more money. Solar panels will only cost you when you are purchasing and installing them, you will not need to pay monthly charges as it is with other power sources and the maintenance s minimal.
The future lies in solar power systems and with an exception of a number of dreary days, these systems are great power sources for your home and heating systems. Contact Fail Safe Electric today for more information or questions about solar systems and installations.