Sustainable energy generation solutions are very much in vogue today. Since we’re all trying to do our part to protect the environment, and the goal of having a free, renewable energy source is constantly more appealing and accessible than it was in the past, solar energy has become one of those solutions that many people seek out but few actually know enough about to make an informed decision.
The fact of the matter is that, even though solar panel arrays are able to help you get energy from the sun, they are by no means free of charge. The cost of installing an array capable of powering your entire home – together with some high powered electrical devices and heating systems – can reach a few thousand dollars at the very least. Fortunately, the technology is becoming more efficient and durable, and prices are dropping, but for most homeowners, switching to solar power can be somewhat of a financial stretch.
Fortunately, there are tax incentives and price deductions available, depending on where you live. Also, you’ll find that some manufacturers will provide you with advice on how to build a smaller array still capable of getting you partially off the grid, albeit not strong enough to give you more than 5-10 kW of power, for the most part. These are currently considered the most cost-effective solutions for sustainable power generation.
Check with solar roofing Minneapolis contractors before installing solar to make sure your roof system is set up to accommodate the addition of solar panels.