Solar panels use special technology involving photovoltaic cells to convert the energy from the sun into usable energy for your home. When the correct off-grid system is selected, it is possible to completely power your home and even store power for cloudy days, saving you thousands of dollars on your bills. Traditional power that comes from the main grid is often generated from fossil fuels that are terrible for the environment, solar power not only gives you a green alternative for powering your home, but you get the benefit of saving huge amounts of money over the life of your system, with many systems paying themselves off within 5 years.
Solar panels come in all shapes and sizes, with many different types of technologies being used so that all kinds of environments can be catered for. The two main types of solar panels available are monocrystalline panels and polycrystalline panels. These both have their pros and cons and can suit different homes depending on sun exposure, weather, and budget. Choosing the right solar panel system for your home can be a daunting task, but luckily at SLC Solar Panel Pros, we've had years of experience choosing the right systems for our clients' homes, using special calculators to work out the size system that suits you best.
Once you've had the correct system selected for your home, the next step is installation. If not done by a licensed contractor, your solar panels can be placed in a suboptimal location, meaning you miss out on the full benefit of the sun exposure at your home. Not only that, but other companies can save costs by using low-quality hardware and fittings, resulting in poor connections within your system or even unsafe panels that could fall from the roof of your home. We only use high-quality cable and fittings with all of our installs to make sure that every system is safe and runs efficiently for the lifetime of its use, minimizing the amount of maintenance and repairs required.
Compared to running your home off power from the grid, having an off-grid solar system installed comes with almost endless benefits. The biggest of all is the long-term cost saving, using free power from the sun to power your home can cut thousands off your bill every year, and in some cases if you generate more power than is needed you can put that back into the power grid and be paid for it, so your solar power system can not only save you money but make you money too! Another important benefit is the environmental aspect of solar power, every kilowatt you generate through solar power is one less that needs to be generated by fossil fuel power.
A great advantage of solar power systems is the ease of maintenance since they have little to no moving parts they are very easy to keep running at top performance. Having regular cleaning and inspections of your system is still important to ensure the system is running at the highest efficiency it is capable of, but due to the simplicity of the parts, these inspections are quick and easy. Our technicians have access to the best cleaning and diagnostic equipment to get help get the most out of your solar power system, giving you an endless supply of green, free energy. Check out our next service attic fans.