There is of late craze for solar energy, people have been browsing regularly on the internet to see how they can save on energy bills. I know this because I can see a steady increase of visitors’ traffic on my blog. The reports suggest that people have been looking for alternate sources of energy like solar power.
The curiosity for solar energy has been increasing day by day for the last couple of years. Solar energy has always been in the mind of the researchers for many decades, we have not been able to use this energy easily as we do not have resources to use it at homes due to many reasons.
During the early stages of the solar industry, back in the 70’s, that was when solar energy became a household buzz. However, it did not gain any momentum as it did not offer any energy savings. It was due to the fact that cost of energy was not a major concern at that time. With the rapid rise of energy cost, it is gaining much publicity these days.
Another factor which discouraged the use of solar technology was that the life of solar panels was only ten years and will start losing its efficiency first five years of its life. Thankfully, there is a lot of difference now in the technology used to manufacture Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. This is one of the reasons why homeowners are utilizing the modern solar panels.
This new technology has helped many home owners to save on electric bills. There are some instances that people have saved even 80% of their energy bills. This is the reason why PV panels are in great demand.
Another factor which has contributed to sales is the size of these solar panels which is much smaller and gives it a cosmetic look. With the advancement in technology, today’s Photovoltaic panels are much more efficient than the ones our forefathers used to buy. This means people are getting good value for their money.
Solar energy has gained so much popularity that there are many expert contractors who can install solar panels on both new and old homes. Since the demand is very high, so are the prices of these panels, but you can recover the cost within few years of the installation. Basically you can recover your investment within 8 to 15 years.
Some home owners yearning to save cost will try to do the installation via a Do It Yourself. Understandably, a home solar power system setup professionally costs a lot, that’s why people are looking for an option to do it themselves.
Many people, with some electrical skill are building their own PV system using inexpensive DIY guide such as PDF ebooks and instructional videos available on the internet. Such video guides have become instant hit as there is lot of savings when you install it yourself.
Homemade PV panels are not that costly and most of the time these are easy to install. There are people who claim to have built the solar energy panels within $200. That is a substantial saving taking into account you may need 8 – 12 panels for a small solar system.
Which ever approach you choose, it is a great option to save upon your home energy bills. You not only save money, you are at the same time contributing positively to the environment. You too can adopt it as a business to install solar system for other people, you will surely enjoy it and make a good living from it.