When you can't afford a full system, instead start with a solar water heating system. Water heaters make up a large portion of the energy that a home consumes during the year. Your costs are going to be lower upon installation of your solar water heating system.
Get your financial figures right before deciding on a solar system. You need to weigh the cost of the system against how much energy it will save you. Take the cost of the system and multiply it by its' lifespan. Now figure out how much energy you will use in that lifespan to determine if it is right for you.
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Keeping your solar panels clean is essential to getting the most out of them. Dirty panels will not absorb the solar rays as well as clean panels will. It seems to be common sense to keep them clean, but many people assume that the rain will clean them. But they still need a thorough cleaning to keep them in optimum condition.
It's better to get a solar system when you own a home. Don't overextend! If you have a mortgage and you need to finance your solar energy system, you could endanger your financial security.