Today’s Sierra solar power systems are incredibly cost-effective. The initial cost of equipment and installation has been driven down since solar technology has improved. Solar tax credits, rebates, and additional incentives further reduce the expense up to an impressive 50 percent. Californians are particularly fortunate since the state is known for receiving direct sunlight most of the year, which is important for maximizing the efficiency of Sierra solar power systems.
If you have been on the fence about installing a solar energy system, you will benefit from talking directly with a Sierra solar energy specialist who can help you out with such things as determining how much a system plus installation would cost for your home and your energy needs. Since making the switch from conventional to this alternative form of energy requires more than simply placing panels on your roof, you will benefit from discussing your plans with a professional who can carefully assess the many factors that go into solar installations.
As with any product, it is imperative for your pocketbook and your long-term energy goals that you find a reputable solar company that understands the ins and outs of solar installations and uses the most innovative equipment. Get an estimate for your solar installation and then apply all potential rebates to figure out the true cost of your system.
Several factors will determine just how efficient your system is. In addition to how advanced and efficient your solar system is, you will be able to dramatically boost its efficiency by having the solar panels on the portion of your roof that receives the most amount of sunlight during the day and during the year in general. The inclination of the panels will also make a big difference in how cost-effective they are.
Another significant factor that will alter the efficiency of your Sierra solar power system over the years is just how clean you keep the panels. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to clean solar panels and the cleaning process only needs to be done a few times a year depending on where you live.
When French physicist Edmund Becquerel discovered the “photovoltaic effect” (producing usable energy from sunlight) in 1839, he set the course for sustainable energy use in the future, as solar technology made solar energy a viable solution. You can participate in the solar movement while reducing the amount of money you spend on electricity or avoiding utility bills altogether!