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Cost effective Tips for residential solar power installation

With commercial solar power systems seeing increased demand over the last few years, it is obvious that solar power installation can lead to big savings, whether you are planning on getting one installed for residential or commercial use. There are many solar power installations that you can go in for, but they can vary – from the type of solar cells being used (photovoltaic/ thermal) to the purpose behind the installation. Yes, residential and commercial solar power installation can be expensive and the process may even seem overwhelming, which is why we have listed out a few tips for you to check out.

The installation: Yes, solar power installations can cost a bit and even almost as much as a new Volvo which is why you need to explore our options. You can go in for a roof or a ground mounting, depending on which state you live in. If you happen to live in the Sunshine state A.K.A Florida, then the roof mounted solar panels would be the preferred option. The point being that ground mounted solar panels require greater maintenance than roof mounted ones and come with a slightly larger price tag. So choose the right one, depending on your budget and whether your roof gets enough direct sunlight exposure.

Solar batteries: There are states where you can connect your residential and commercial solar power systems directly to the grid. Make sure that check out the requirements for your state and whether you qualify for any credits as this can help whittle down that utility bill further. It works like this, as your solar panels produce excess energy, you can feed the same into the local grid and claim bill credits. Solar batteries are expensive and can be used to store energy for a while; the question though is why you should opt for one if you can feed your excess power into the local grid and claim credit.

Use fasteners: Whether you opt to get the panels installed on the roof or on the ground, make sure that you use fasteners so that they are secured. Living in an area that is prone to sudden storms both in summer and winter can lead to damage to your solar panels as they remain open to all the elements of nature. So make sure that the installation company provides you with a warranty to cover all weather related incidents, and read the fine print, and sign after confirming the same. And If you have already got the panels installed on your roof, use high quality fasteners that can withstand the most severe storms.

With these tips, you should be able to save a bundle by getting the right solar panels installed onto our roof.