For many homeowners seeking an alternative to paying monthly electricity bills, solar energy systems are quickly becoming the solution of choice. With not anything more than sunlight for fuel, these newer systems will permit you to create all the power your home requires. Because of improvements to these systems in recent years they are more efficient, easier to install, and less expensive than ever before.
Their higher efficiency is the biggest improvement in these modern-day solar energy systems that has helped their wider approval in recent years. Most present-day solar power systems can create more than twice the power of older systems because of changes to the solar panels used in these systems. You will need fewer of the solar panels to deliver all the power your home requires since these solar energy systems can generate larger amounts of electricity from these modern-day solar panels. This translates into a smaller initial investment and less roof space for mounting your system as well.
These present-day solar energy systems are more flexible and this allows you to select the best components for your needs. In older systems you were very restricted with what parts you could use to put together your system and in many cases all of the parts had to be from the same manufacturer. This made these older systems more costly than necessary and troublesome to expand once they were installed. This was as a result of the tight tolerances between components in these older systems that had to be matched perfectly to work. Mounting one of these older solar power systems had to be done as one event and did not allow you to expand your system after it was mounted. The challenge for most homeowners contemplating one of these older and more rigid systems was that the initial investment required for installation was more than they could afford. As a result, many homeowners who would have taken advantage of these solar energy systems but were on a tighter budget missed a great opportunity to save money each month.
Most homeowners can now afford them because these modern-day solar energy systems are designed to be easy to expand. To increase the amount of electricity it can supply to their home, a homeowner can start off with a smaller system and add components to it over time. This way they can avoid the high initial investment that was required for the older solar power systems and still enjoy the savings that a smaller starter system provides. They can then expand their system as their needs and budget changes to boost their savings by adding more solar panels. In most cases this expansion simply requires sliding the new solar panels onto the existing mounting rails on your roof and connecting them to the existing solar panels. The extra electricity from the new panels will easily be fed into your system, since the existing solar panels are already linked to your home’s wiring, and increase your savings each month with the energy they provide. Because of all of these changes, these newer solar energy systems provide a great investment for most homes that will provide savings for decades to come.