When you are figuring out the return on your solar power investment, do not forget that you can sell back energy to your utility company if you generate a surplus. This is usually in the form of a credit on your utility bills. Even though the initial investment may be hefty, the long-term financial benefits is there for the taking.
This 6.48 kW system in Olympia, Washington uses Made in Washington equipment and will offset more than 60 percent of the family’s energy usage.
The amount of electricity you generate from solar panels is dependent on how many panels you install and the efficiency of these panels. You will need to do a little math to calculate the number of panels you will need. Higher-efficiency panels are often your best bet cost-wise.
Pathway lighting is a simple and affordable means to take advantage of solar energy. Solar lights take in the sun daily and use the energy each night. They're simple to install and add a bit of charm to the outdoor area.