Clean, renewable energy has featured heavily in the news for a while, and for more than one reason. As a homeowner, you love the idea of going green and reducing your energy footprint while simultaneously dropping your energy bill each month. There’s just one question: what solar technologies are really going to make a difference in your home?
With recent advances in solar technology, it can be more efficient and more effective for your home than ever. You just have to choose the right options for you!
Solar Skin Designs
You’ve been intrigued by the idea of solar panels, but you’re not convinced that they’re going to be the best look for your home. If you don’t like the appearance of traditional solar panels, there’s good news: solar skin designs are now available in a customized format. You can design your solar panels to reflect the current construction of your home, keeping that gorgeous appearance that you fell in love with when you first purchased or designed your house without having to give up the energy efficiency you’ve always wanted. These custom options can also help you stay in line with HOA regulations or simply match the existing colors of your home. If you’re opting for a rooftop solar installation, your solar panels may be able to perfectly match your existing shingles.
One of the first things you learn about the sun as a child is that it moves across the sky. When you’re installing solar panels, that means that you’re not going to catch the maximum energy from the sun all day—until now.
With tracking mounts, which are often installed on the ground for maximum efficiency, your solar panels can track the sun across the sky, ensuring that you’ll be able to draw in as much solar power as possible.
As solar technology improves, the ability to store energy improves along with it. Recent improvements in solar storage batteries have made it possible to use solar technology more efficiently than ever, keeping more of the existing energy and creating a more effective delivery system that will allow homeowners to use their solar power more effectively. New research is aiming to use solar technology to power electric cars.
This improved efficiency means that solar power can be used for more in your home than ever before.
Increased Efficiency, Decreased Cost
Advances in solar technology continue at a rapid pace. Recent changes have doubled the efficiency of traditional solar panels, leaving homeowners with more energy than ever. Research has shown that it’s possible to capture the waste heat generated by solar panels as they’re capturing sunlight energy, making solar panels even more effective for the homeowners who choose them. Not only that, continued advances are allowing for lower costs of solar panels, making them a more efficient choice for homeowners who want to have that important solar power, but for whom a full solar installation seems like an impossibility due to the cost.
There’s no better time than now to move forward with vetting solar panels for your home. Not only are you able to generate and retain more energy than ever before, but you’ll also find that it’s easier than ever to afford the solar panels you need. Many companies are offering options that you can install yourself, while others are providing lower-cost options for homeowners on a budget.
As you’re considering the benefits of solar power, don’t forget that today’s panels are as pretty as they are efficient: you won’t have to sacrifice the beauty of your home in order to attain your solar goals. If you’re ready to move forward with your solar installation, contact us today to learn how we can help.