Solar power is increasingly gaining popularity as a reliable and clean energy source for the home. Initially, you may find solar cells expensive, so you may use them in conjunction with your existing, grid-power electricity to meet your home's energy requirements. Once you install solar panels at your home, you can reduce the electrician's charges by connecting them to your house's electricity yourself. Install solar panels on your roof with the help of a professional or a do-it-yourself solar kit.
How to wire solar panels in series vs. parallel
How to Wire Solar Panels in Series vs. Parallel
By: Cherise Threewitt. The real question might be, why wouldn't anyone want to convert the family homestead to function off the sun's rays? Sounds like quite the formula for happiness, right? The truth is, deciding to go solar has some pretty big benefits -- but they're somewhat offset by potential drawbacks. Solar power is free, after the initial investment of setting up the system. Solar power is also efficient although its actual level of efficiency is debated by some experts and free of pollution. But once you decide to go fully solar -- off the grid -- you've got to cope with foul weather that might put a damper on your plans.
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Get free estimates from solar installers near you or view our cost guide below. Most solar panels last for 50 years, have a year warranty, and start generating a return on investment after 8-years. Use our solar calculators below to assess your total costs based on your location and current energy consumption, or get free estimates from solar installers near you.
Last Updated: October 8, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Guy Gabay. With over eight years of experience in the construction industry, Guy leads the AmeriGreen team focusing on bringing an educational approach to energy efficient home upgrades.