5 things to know about solar panels
Looking for an introduction into solar panels and their benefits? Here are five things to keep in mind as you do your research.
1. Solar panels are affordable. Perhaps above all else, technology improvements in how solar panels are made have reduced the cost of the panels. That means more people can afford making this investment. With our innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy.
2. Solar panels are largely maintenance-free. Panels don’t move, so you don’t have to worry about changing their oil every 3,000 miles (if they even had oil to change!). All they do is sit on your roof or ground-mounted array and turn sunlight into electricity. The only maintenance you may need to do is clearing off leaves, snow, sand or dirt to keep your panels producing at optimal levels. Panels are covered by a 25-year warranty, which gives you peace of mind in case of a malfunction.
3. Solar panels still produce solar energy on cloudy days. Cloudy days are not days where customers are shut out of solar production. Your panels will just produce less electricity on these days compared to sunny ones. It’s important to note that the goal of your solar energy system is to offset your energy usage over an entire year, not any given day, week, or month. There will be months when you produce more energy than others. Speaking of which …
4. The largest amount of solar production will come in the summer. Because days are longer in the summer (even more so in northern parts of the country), your panels have the greatest amount of time to produce electricity. For example, Columbus, Ohio, receives nearly 6 more hours of daylight on the longest day of 2018 (June 21) vs. the shortest (Dec. 21). Your panels produce for as long as daylight lasts.
5. Solar panels are a great investment on multiple levels. When you finish paying off your solar system, that bill stops and the electricity your panels produce is completely free. You’re also making an investment in our world’s future by lowering your carbon footprint. As the world’s consumption of solar continues to rise, we all stand to benefit.
If you’re interested in going solar in our five-state coverage area (Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia), please feel free to fill out the form below or contact Power Home Solar at 800-765-2715, and one of our representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for our $0 up-front cost program.