by Terry Wha
Every month we are all paying electricity bills which continue to increase and we complain bitterly about it and yet there is a limitless free source of electricity readily available to every one of us. It belongs to no-one and anyone can take as much of it as they want. It’s called the sun.Â
It’s a huge and limitless source of energy and yet for the most part we don’t bother to use it. The more you think about it the crazier it seems. We are paying out so much money each month for power and using up the earth’s finite resources instead of using the alternative which is staring us in the face. Â The simplest way for the ordinary householder to tap into this free energy source is with solar energy panels – also known as photovoltaic panels.
Solar panel installation is becoming increasing popular and for very good reason. Once installed they require little maintenance and, as they are usually out of the way up on your roof, they are really very unobtrusive. They just sit there,collecting the sunlight, making electricity and saving you lots of money. Plus they add value to your home and are a good selling point.
Â So If You Want To Look Into Solar Panel Installation What Are Your Options?Â Â
Firstly there is no shortage of solar power manufacturers Â who will supply and install them for you. This is a growing industry and naturally supply is increasing to meet demand. You will be able to find a list of installers in your local telephone or business directory. As this is the kind of thing where it is difficult for the average householder to know whether a company is good or bad it would seem wise to ask whether they can provide you with testimonials from existing customers, preferably ones in your own area so that you could take a look at the work they have done.
The main stumbling block for many people though is the costs of this, which is usually quite high. You have to spend a lot of money before you start to save any. Â There is another far cheaper alternative and that is to build and install your own solar panel system. This might sound a bit daunting – but it is actually becoming a very popular DIY home improvement project. It saves a great deal of money compared with getting someone to do the installation for you and all you actually need is basic DIY skills and some of your own time and effort. Then you can enjoy the benefits of free electricity for years to come.
What you will need of course is a decent manual to follow. Again because this is a growing market a number of manuals have now been written to guide you through the process of making and installing your solar energy panels. It is best to go for one which includes videos which demonstrate what you need to do so that you can follow the process more easily. The best manuals will also teach you other ways in which you can generate your own free electricity, such as wind turbines which are also quite easy to put together so long as you have good instructions. Â
Solar power for homes is both economically and ecologically sound. So, if you want to stop paying those ever increasing electricity bills, solar panel installation may be well worth looking into. Just think what you could do withÂ all that spare money!
More information is available about Solar Panel Installation and other aspects of creating a free, environmentally friendly,energy source for your own home.