If you are considering alternative sources of energy, solar panels are a popular choice. They not only allow you the freedom of producing your own energy but they are far kinder to the environment.
There are several different ways you can use solar panels to capture and store the sun’s energy. Clean and efficient, you can also expect the solar panels to work for a long time.
Lifespan of Solar Panels
All Tier 1 solar panels are warrantied for at least 25 years, some even carry 30 year warranties! These warranties guarantee a certain level of power produced from each panel, which degrades as time goes on. Solar panels don’t stop producing after 25 years though- they can last for 50 years or longer possibly. The key is to understand that they aren’t producing as much as electricity as they were originally, and to add a few panels in the future to make up for the difference.
Once the solar panels are installed, they don’t need to move. There are no moving parts or pieces that need to be replaced. They are rather low maintenance, as well.
Assuming you have solar panels that are made of good quality materials and they have been installed by professionals, you can expect them to provide energy for many years to come.
Many solar panels are very new to many areas, so the lifespan is based on a bit of guesswork. You may need to replace frames or single panels that get broken, but they will last you for many years to come.
Types of Solar Panels
Depending on where you live or the type of building you are using the solar panels for, you have some choices.
Roof Mounted Solar Panels
Rooftop solar systems are the most common choice. The roof-mounted panels have the lowest upfront installation costs, it doesn’t take up any extra space on your property, and it can actually strengthen the integrity of your roof. Plus, roof systems almost always provide the fastest return on investment, so you will get your investment back that much faster.
Ground Mounted Solar Panels
The solar panels that are mounted on the ground require more work and heavy machinery. That means it will also cost more money to install than roof-mounted solar systems. However, there are lots of unique benefits to consider, especially if you have unused land that you want to upgrade into your own personal solar farm.
Save With Solar
Investing in solar energy for your home or business is smart investing. This is something that will save you money for the duration you live in the home. There are also government incentives you can take advantage of just for investing in solar energy.
We will design a custom solar plan that is based on your own energy consumption habits, roof size, pitch, direction, and shading. If your energy consumption changes in the future or if you choose to upgrade to a 100% solar-powered system, later on, we can help you plan and add panels.
We will also project and map out your savings so that you know exactly how much the system will save you in over the upcoming months and years. The solar system will also appreciate the value of your home, so it’s a smart investment that pays you back in many different ways.
There are many benefits to switching over to solar energy. It is clean and renewable and you never have to worry about a power outage. They require very little maintenance and will save you money for many years to come.
Contact Live Smart Construction for more information and any questions you may have about solar panels and solar energy. We understand solar energy and we can let you know how it will work for you. Contact us today and see if your home is suitable for solar energy.