Do your best to reduce your energy consumption before investing in solar energy. Your solar energy system will be more affordable if you can live with a reasonable quantity of energy. Start by improving your insulation, make an effort to turn off appliances and replace old appliances with energy-efficient ones.
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Keep your solar panels out of the shade. It might seem obvious, but your solar panels do need sun. Make sure that you are not installing them in the shade. Trim back the branches on surrounding trees if you need to. Failing to do so could cost you more than half your energy output.
Solar panels don't just light up homes. They can heat your home and water, too. This means that installing a solar energy could make a great impact in what you pay for power. ) how much you pay the power company each month.