A Daily Look At Solar From The Ground


Solar electricity is now available throughout the country and provides homeowners with an excellent alternative to being hooked up to the electrical company’s power grid.

Not only is it easy, but it is incredibly economical to make the change to living a solar life. Solar living means that electrical power is delivered into a home through the power of the sun, instead of from the electrical company.

A common solar system will be paid for up front, and the homeowner will enjoy reduced energy costs via the absence of their monthly electrical bill. Over time, this will benefit the homeowner greatly. The average solar energy produced by the sun in a home solar system is 5 kilowatts per hour per solar panel (during peak, sunny times with no clouds or rainy weather conditions.) The average American home uses approximately 50 kilowatts per hour. One of the great perks of owning a home solar system is the possibility of selling back unused power to the electrical company for a profit.

Most Americans are unaware that anything plugged into an electrical outlet is drawing power, even when it is not in use. It seems rational to assume that if an appliance, television or charger is plugged in, but is not being used, that there is no electricity running through it. The exact opposite is true; all items that are plugged in contribute to ever rising electrical bill charges. Converting to solar electricity is the solution to this problem. Even if items are left plugged in, solar energy is so affordable that the average homeowner will not feel a dent in their wallet. Solar living allows homeowners the peace of mind that comes with an affordable energy solution.

Solar Myths, Debunked

Some common solar myths are that converting to solar electricity is expensive and time consuming. Actually, living a solar life has never been so easy. The average solar energy system can be installed by a skilled, experienced company in a short period of time and the sun’s rays will be put to good use quickly. Some states even offer tax rebates and other incentives to help off-set the initial cost of installing a home solar system. Solar is the way of the future, and the technology is improving and becoming more and more efficient daily.