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Learning About Energy

Taking Advantage of Solar Panels to Make Your Home More Efficient

by Henri Brand

When you are considering energy improvements for your home, solar panels should be at the top of your list. They provide many advantages and options when it comes to energy-efficient home improvements. Some of the ways that you might want to consider using solar energy for your home include:

Self-Sufficient Solar Energy

If you want to get the most out of your solar energy investment, designing a completely self-sufficient solar system will be ideal. These systems will be able to power your home and, in some cases, will even have excess energy. If your system is big enough to produce excess electricity, it can be sold back to the power grid. These systems can even provide enough energy to sell back to the power grid, but they do require more equipment like battery banks to store the energy. 

Supplementing Electricity with Solar Panels

Another option to consider is just installing enough panels to supplement your home's energy needs. These systems can be used to power things as small as the lights in your home. Bigger systems can provide more energy during daylight hours to reduce your electricity bill. These smaller systems are usually off-grid designs that are installed for the sole purpose of reducing electricity bills.

Solar Thermal Water Heaters

Solar thermal collectors or water heaters are other options you might want to consider for your home's energy improvements. Solar water heaters can replace a gas or electric appliance that uses conventional energy solutions. Solar water heaters are typically installed on the roof of your home and can be used to provide hot water for showers, laundry, dishwashers, and more. If you want to get more from solar water installation, installing a thermal storage tank can help you store the hot water that it produces. 

Off-Grid and Grid-Tied Solar Panel Arrays

There are several types of solar panel systems. These are either off-grid or connected to the power grid. Off-grid systems can provide you with a system that is completely independent, but you will not have power from the grid when you need it. Grid-tied systems, on the other hand, can provide many benefits. First, being tied to the power grid will allow you to get power when your solar panels do not produce enough. It can also allow you to sell the energy back to the power company. 

These are some of the ways that you can take advantage of solar energy solutions for your home. Contact a solar panel installation service to discuss these options to improve your home's energy efficiency.