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Do you worry whenever you see your expensive electrical bill every month? Yet perhaps you don't want to compromise by cutting down your electricity consumption. Who would? Truth is, an average home can have 40 or more electrical devices that use electrical energy every day. Although a number of household appliances consume only a small amount of electricity such as Television, lights, and computer, we also have essential appliances that gobble up huge amount of power such as refrigerator, heater and iron. These appliances will give you headaches in your electrical bills. But the good news is you can harness natural sources for your energy needs. Did you know that you can use the sun's energy to power up your home? Yes, you can with solar energy panels!

Solar energy panels - one-time investment for your home

You just need to make one time investment on the solar panels to use for your electricity needs. It is basically placed on the area where the sun is present all throughout the day. It can be in your backyard or on your roof. A south-facing roof is preferable although you can utilize an east or west-facing roof. You will need a solar power contractor to convert your home into a solar-powered abode. The technician will calculate your daily electrical usage on peak hours. This will serve as a basis on how much solar power you need to use and the amount of batteries needed to store electricity generated from the panels.

How much is the cost of solar power from a contractor?

The truth is, the service of a solar contractor is not for everyone because it is expensive. A regular home equipped with a strong solar power system will cost at least $20,000 above. The return of investment can be 15 to 20 years. Unfortunately, not all can afford the expensive solar power system and not all can wait for about 15 years just to get their ROI.

If you can't afford a contractor

If you cannot afford expensive solar power installation from contractors, then cheer up! There’s an alternative way to cut your electrical bills even without investing too much money. You just need to make a homemade solar energy panels. You can do this on your own if you have knowledge on electrical wiring diagram and electrical configuration. Just go to the hardware near you and buy the things you need to make a home made solar panels, they are readily available for you.

For people who do not understand anything about electrical configuration, you can seek professional assistance from electric technicians in installing photovoltaic (PV) panels which are cheaper than the commercial ones. There are different types of PV cells; some are strong enough to withstand harsh weather such the strong rain and wind. These photovoltaic panels are strong enough to last for long period of time – even up to 40 years, making huge savings on electricity.

If you are serious about cutting you electricity costs, invest in solar panels for your home and reap the rewards for years to come. You are also helping the environment by doing so, as you are reducing your reliance on coal-powered electricity.


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