Friday 30 December 2016

How to Find the Best Solar Solution for Your Home

Solar energy is an abundant source of renewable energy. It occurs naturally and can be replenished over time. It also contributes to reducing global warming and is considered the safest source for the generation of power. With off-the-grid living gaining popularity, solar power is considered the cheapest - free and safest form of usable energy. Guest contributor Mary, investigates how to find the best solar solution for your home.

The energy from the sun or solar energy is being strongly considered as a sustainable way to power both residential and commercial structures globally. Since it is believed that fossil fuels are getting depleted, the use of the sun’s energy is an alternative source of power and as a potential solution to environmental problems.

At present, there are various types of solar technologies that take the sun’s energy and convert it into usable resource of energy are gaining popularity among netizens. Why? As the technology improves, people are seeing the advantages of this alternative source of energy especially with the increasing price of fossil fuels and global warming.

Solar power can increase the financial efficiency by providing a source for heating and cooling. It can be used to heat a building during the cold months, and in addition, it also heats the water in the building. Moreover, solar energy can be likewise utilised for cooling. With the presence of solar technology, this can decrease the heating and cooling expenses of a household by a huge amount. In addition, this kind of energy can be used to power different appliances in a home. Utilising this alternative solution works to the advantage of both property owners as well as to the environment. Who wouldn’t want lower energy bills, an increase in the home’s value and a decreased carbon footprint? 

So, what are the best solar solutions for your home? Finding the best or right one for your home doesn’t have to be an impossible task. There are many solar technologies available but here are the best options to choose from:

Solar Panels 
This is a great way to add value to your home as it helps to save energy and lower monthly energy bills. By installing solar panels in your home, you can lock in lower rates for solar electricity. There are many companies specialising in solar power solutions and systems like ABB that produce products that enable the generation, transmission and distribution of solar power for both residential applications and large photovoltaic plants. So start making use of the free ‘fuel’ which is sunshine!

Solar Hot Water System 
With this kind of technology installed in a home, it is possible to create as much as 70% of the hot water needed with the use of the sun’s energy. This will allow you to save more as a result of lower energy bills. The technology works to convert sunlight into renewable energy to heat water using a solar thermal collector.

Making use of solar energy is a great way to increase the value of the home. Solar power technology is definitely an investment worth making and more property owners see the advantage of it. However, before choosing which solar energy systems and solutions to install in your home, make sure that you understand your needs first. You can research online to gather further information or to learn more about solar power and the technologies available. Rest assured that going solar is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home and the quality of your life, while being considerate of the planet. 

Do you have solar panels on your roof? Share with us in the comments below.

Till next time... yay for free solar power!

About the Author
Mary Johnson is a freelance writer based in Rome. She writes quality written content for many online projects mainly on travel, technology and lifestyle. Mary is a second year journalism student at the university of La Sapienza. She wishes to work in the future for an online magazine as an editorial manager.

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