Solar panels being used for energy are quickly becoming one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to help reduce personal fossil fuel emissions. From heating your water, to powering your lights solar energy is the way to go if you are serious about implementing a green home plan. Aside from helping the planet, solar power are a great way to save money on your monthly energy bills. Below are some simple steps that you can take to ensure your solar panel home installation gains optimum energy efficiency.
First ensure that your panels are getting maximum sunlight. Depending on where you live and the time of year, make sure to find the best place on your home or property to mount your solar panels. Do your research and make sure (depending on what hemisphere you live in), that you are maximizing your solar connection. After finding out where your panels will get the best direct sunlight (year round), ensure that throughout the day no close by trees or buildings will cast shade over your panels. Remember no direct sunlight no energy. Sometimes simply tilting your panels will be necessary. This can make all the difference between a good solar connection and a great one. Once you get this far you are one step closer to achieving a good green home plan.
Making sure that your solar panels are protected is one of the last and most important steps for ensuring an efficient green home plan. Carefully mount and secure your panels to protect them from harsh weather or heavy winds. Make sure that they are away from unsecured objects that may come into contact with them altering their effectiveness, or their tilt. Heating water for your household can be surprisingly expensive, but your new solar panels can dramatically cut down on heating costs. Weather you wish to heat your outdoor swimming pool or you just want to heat water for your daily household needs. You can even extend your outdoor pool use into late fall (depending on where you live) and your indoor heated water needs can be fulfilled year round.
Once your solar panels are safely constructed and mounted, you are on your way to exploring the many ways that having an effective Green Home Plan can reduce or eliminate personal dependence on fossil fuels, while putting extra money in your pocket! You will be surprised by the range of uses that solar energy can serve. Reduce! Reuse! Enjoy!