Since the inception of renewable energy into the electricity mix of the power industry, a lot of elements and resources have come up. But so far, the most popular among them are hydro, thermal, solar, and wind. From these four, only solar and hydro are now affordable for households to install them in their homes. Sometimes, even hydropower needs more advancement. Hence families are left with the best option— solar power.
Solar power does not only generate energy for the family’s consumption, but it also helps in managing the household expenses and earning more when selling excess power to the grid through solar net metering! Does this sound like a new business venture you’d want to get into? Allow us to walk you through the process of solar measurement so you can decide on how you can save more of your money:
The sun seems to produce hotter days and brighter mornings recently, and for us solar panel users, this is good news because it means that our solar panels charge faster. When this happens, the excess power produced by the solar panels automatically flows to the commercial power grids. During this event, the household meter is rolled backward to credit the account of the household.
The same principle applies when the solar energy produced is much lower than the needed capacity for the household, the meter will roll forward which means the commercial power distributor is billing the family. There is a component in the solar panel that automatically switches the power source for the house when the solar panels can no longer support its power needs. This means that you can actually pay zero dollars on electric bills on some months and even get paid for other months because your panels are producing so much electricity.
HOW MUCH ARE THE SAVINGS?
Average US families spend at least $120 monthly for households consuming at least 911 kilowatt-hours. This is according to a survey done by the national government. Imagine if your solar panels can power your homes the entire 12 months, you will have more than $1,000 more to spend for more critical things like investment, or bank savings.
Note that electricity bills also go up and down depending on the season and the number of people staying at your place. If you have two families living in one house, you can already imagine the amount of electricity that the household needs to provide all the utility needs of everyone.
A GOOD SOLAR UNIT
And since the amount of power that we get from the sun is primarily dependent on the capacity of the panels that we install, we recommend getting the most efficient panels. But this does not necessarily mean that it will be the most expensive, the right home with the right panels is the best combination. Also, it all boils down as to who you are consulting with when deciding for these matters.
Us here at Yorkshire Roofing Bay Area is committed to providing our dear customers with the perfect mix of cost and efficiency that will meet the household demands throughout the year. If you have inquiries, send us an email or call us. Our team of engineers will be happy to assist you with your solar panel decision making needs.