With the rising costs of energy consumption especially with electricity, homeowners can now reduce their electricity energy costs with the energy generated by solar energy. Unlike most unproven sources of renewable energy, solar power can provide homes with the energy that can meet the daily energy requirements of any home.
For the home solar panels being used by present solar energy technology, there are four types currently being used:
- Mono Crystalline
- Poly Crystalline
- Thin Film Amorphous
Of these four solar panels, the Mono Crystalline has the best feature, providing a module efficiency of 25% and excellent utilization of space.
Examples of usage of this technology is the adaption of American solar power companies of the above mentioned panels because of the guarantee that they are getting quality solar panels that meet the standards provided by the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Aside from using mono crystalline cells, home solar panels also use a double coated aluminum alloy and 200kg bearing tempered glass.
The various benefits offered by solar energy are:
Reduction of Carbon Footprints
Using solar energy means a reduction of carbon footprints through the reduction of CO2 emissions used by coal powered generators and the amount of water used by power stations. Solar energy gives off no emissions or uses no water when generating power.
Savings on Energy Bills
Professionally installed solar panels are a very cost effective investment. Once installed, you can begin generating electricity to supply your home. If you use solar power, you can gain extra income through a ‘return’ generated by feed-in tariffs, i.e. selling your excess power back into the electricity grid.
Use of Clean and Renewable Energy
Solar power is clean energy and does not harm the environment. It does not emit CO2 in the atmosphere unlike with coal, gas, and geothermal power plants that contribute to pollution. Since using solar power does not require other resources to generate electricity, it does not add to the reduction in resource supplies and it is energy that can never run out.
Of all alternative energy sources, solar power has the lowest maintenance system. Home solar panels do not have moving parts that will fail or break, or contain turbines and bearings to maintain. And another advantage you can benefit from is that home solar panels are very durable. These panels usually have a warranty of 5-10 years with a 25-year power performance guarantee. Once they are installed, all you have to do is watch them generate electricity day after day.