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Save Money on Energy with Residential Solar Panels

Using residential solar panel systems is now becoming very popular as a way to save money on energy and help save the environment. Installing a solar panel system is not that difficult and it can give you great energy savings of up to 80% of your energy bills.

We get plenty of energy from the heat of the sun. The country will be less dependent on fossil fuels if every home uses the sun’s energy to power their homes through residential solar panel systems.

There are three different types of residential solar panel systems that you can build in your home. It is important that you determine which system you will use in your home before you buy your solar panels. Described below are the three types of solar panel systems to help you decide which one is best for your home.

The simplest solar panel system you can build is the utility-tie system. If you live in a city, then your home sits on a power grid. This is how electricity is supplied to your home. Solar electricity is funneled into your DC panel in this system. Through an inverter, this DC current is changed into AC and this then will be the power you use in your home. And this power offsets the power that would normally be consumed from the power company. This slows or reverses your meter depending on the amount of solar power created. This is very popular because it does not use batteries. It will only function when there is direct sunlight and will not function at night.

The second system is the utility-interactive system which is quite like the first since it also links to the power grid but it has a battery and extra control. This system will feed the utility meter and will allow you to operate fully off the grid. With this type of system you can actually power your whole house or the appliances that you need depending how big your solar panel system is or the energy requirements of your home. Although this type is more expensive than the first one because of the batteries, the benefit is that you can store your electric power in these batteries for later use.

If you don’t get power from public utilities, then you can use the stand alone system. Additional power generation sources like wind power and conventional gas generators come with this system. This system has absolutely no interaction with the power utility grid. If you calculate the amount of energy required in your home, then this will determine the number of solar panels to put in your home. If you live in a remote home, cabin, or RV, then this solar panel system is ideal for you.

You can either install these solar panels yourself but if you want it done properly and safely then you should contact your local solar installers to do the installation job for you.

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