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Getting The Most From Your Solar Power Setup One of the most widely used forms of renewable energy is solar. In theory, it makes sense for everyone to use this technology. However, there are several factors to consider in order to determine whether or not solar power is right for you. Use the information below to help make that decision. If your roof cannot to support the weight of photovoltaic solar panels, you can save a lot of money by investing in thin film solar panels. These panels are very light and flexible, which makes the installation much easier and affordable. Their higher price is also justified by their efficiency. Before you pull the trigger and buy a system, take a look at how long the manufacturer guarantees the product for. You want a fairly long warranty because the system will have to pay for itself over time and help you begin to generate a profit. Therefore, make sure the warranty is for at least 25 years. Solar heating systems use the power from the sun to help heat your home in the Winter. This type of system is a great option for locations that do not get especially cold. Using this type of system in conjunction with your regular heating system can save you up to 50 percent of your energy costs. Search for grants and rebates that can help defray some of the installation expenses. It can be expensive to install a good system, so take help if you can find it. Look into government rebates and grants that will reward you for using a renewable energy. They can help lower costs considerably. There are many different incentives for changing over to green energy. Tax credits are often available for users of permaculture. You may receive tax breaks up to 30 percent of the initial cost of the system. Just look online to find more information on the subject, or you could contact the local representative. If you are a business owner and you are thinking of changing your energy system over to renewable solar energy, see if you can get any tax deductions for doing so. Often times the government will offer incentives to companies who agree to switch over to a more green energy source. You should attend renewable energy fairs or visit renewable energy demonstration centers located in your area. You will get a chance to meet with experts and learn more about solar energy and the different types of panels you can invest in. You will make a better decision if you are properly educated. Don't underestimate the effect that shade can have on a solar panel's output. One tree branch can

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Permaculture - http://www.facebook.com/permaculture.design produce enough shade to reduce the amount of solar energy produced by almost 80 percent and that's without leaves. Take the time to properly situate any solar panels you install to maximize their efficiency. When you're planning on installing a permaculture system, you should shop around and get a few quotes. You'll be able to see how much prices vary between providers. While you shouldn't be completely swayed by price, it's crucial that you don't just go for the cheapest since cheaper components can cost you a lot more later. Have a clear understanding of your daily energy consumption before purchasing a solar electricity system for your home. Solar panels can be costly, and understanding how many you need is important. How many you need will be based on the overall daily energy consumption of your home and family, so having this information is vital in making a smart purchase. Making the change to renewable energy is becoming more and more popular. With concerns about the health of the environment, more and more people are making the switch. Not only are they helping the earth, but saving money at the same time. It really seems like a win-win situation for both individuals and business alike. Make sure your roof gets five hours of sunlight each day if you are thinking of purchasing solar panels. You will have to invest some money, but you should get it back over time. When approaching companies for quotes, contact at least three different contractors. Make sure to get references from each and check up on many to ensure they're real. Also investigate what is being offered and whether or not a guarantee will be given on the work done. Treat it like any other home improvement project. Solar panels are very durable. In fact, their lifespan is generally estimated at a little more than 30 years. They are specifically designed to be placed on a roof, so they are well-made and can handle things like rain and snow. Because they last so long, you should feel confident that you will make a profit off of them eventually. The first location to consider for your new solar panel installation should be the roof, particularly best when facing south and unobstructed. An east-west roof that is in constant exposure is also a good alternative. The key is to find an area free of trees or other obstacles that will block the sunlight and reduce your efficiency. As was mentioned in the beginning of this article, solar energy seems like it would make sense for everyone. However, having read this article, you should now understand that there are some cases where solar energy simply isn't worth it. Use the information above when trying to decide whether or not solar energy is a viable option for you.

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permaculture - http://www.facebook.com/permaculture.design Permaculture is a sustainable design science rooted in observation of nature.

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