Planning A Home Solar Electrical System
Solar panels are on the rise as a clean, efficient energy source for homeowners. However, those who haven’t made the switch can find it intimidating. If you’re looking into buying solar panels for your home, you may have questions. How does it work? What goes into planning a solar electrical system? Installing solar power in your home involves research. Therefore, we broke it down into an easy step-by-step process.
Potential Solar Energy
Before getting solar panels, assess your potential solar energy. First, look into mapping services and online tools. These give homeowners information on how much of the Sun’s energy reaches their home. Solar electrical systems use what we call “photovoltaic,” or PV, technology to make electricity out of sunlight. PV technology can use both direct and scattered light to do this.
If you want a professional opinion, Fafco Solar consultations can assess potential solar energy for free. We do this by looking at factors like shade, orientation, and your electrical needs.
Looking At Options
Installing a home solar system has many benefits. If you generate enough electricity, you can get money back from your power company. In addition, tax credits and improved home market value are two more benefits. Homeowners can also opt for a solar battery to store energy for power outages. Other options Fafco Solar offers besides a home electrical system are pool heating systems and a solar AC unit. Think about these choices in advance. Which ones are right for your home?
Estimate Your Needs
This is where we get into crunching numbers. First, look at your electric bill. Many people use more electricity at certain times of year. How much energy you use year-round can affect what size and type of solar energy system you need. Therefore, having this info can help when you talk to a professional during a consultation.
Get a Quote and Consultation
If you haven’t gotten a consultation yet, it’s time. Be sure to have information and research on hand. This can help the solar installer make a more informed assessment of your home. For instance, we offer quotes and consultations at Fafco Solar. We have been in the business since 1974 and are the only authorized Fafco and SunPower dealers in the Southwest Florida area.
Financing and Incentives
When you get a quote for solar panels for your home, it won’t be the final cost. Government programs offer tax credits and incentives. Homeowners can also take out loans to finance their solar energy system. Often for the same or even less than what they were paying in monthly electric bills.
Understanding the Details
It’s time to set your plan in motion. Determine what system matches your home’s needs. After that, your installer can help you obtain proper permits. Be sure to understand how utility bills and net metering works, too. We choose the right location and orientation for your system. This ensures it produces the most energy it can year-round.
The process of installing solar energy is simple. Fist, take your time researching each step. Then, seek professional advice. If you still have questions after reading, feel free to contact us. Fafco Solar has a team of informed and friendly employees on staff to help you. We can work with you to find the right solar panels for your home.
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