Solar System – Realities

Solar System - Realities

An excellent way to become green is to establish a solar energy system to power your home.

When properly implemented, this strategy can not only reduce or eliminate your electricity bill. But you can also put some cash in your pocket for incentives. Tax credits and even sell additional power to your electrical device!

But contrary to what some suspicious “information” products say. You can’t install a solar system at home for a couple of hundred dollars … it doesn’t even close. But you can do it and make it pay.

Here are the facts related to the construction and installation of a residential solar energy system:

First, we do the math. It needs approximately 2.2 watts of capacity per square foot of each living space. So, for an average of 1,200 square feet of the ranch. You need (2.2×1200 = 2,640w) or 2.64 kW.

The system must be slightly expanded to allow growth. So in this situation, you must design for 3 kW solar energy. The cost of this may vary, but if it is not convenient and you need to hire a professional to do all the work for you. Calculate approximately $ 8-10 / watt or approximately $ 30,000 from our sample system provided and installed by others.

TIP: There are many ways to reduce this by obtaining the materials and doing part of the work yourself. So if it is a bit “practical”, do not despair: the example assumes that you are completely helpless with a hammer and that you have to hire everything the business. Read and get to that later.

Now you have to decide: is it on the grid or not on the grid? What does this mean? Will you connect your photovoltaic system to the main network in your area or will you use it as an independent system for your benefit?

Let’s examine the pros and cons of each strategy:

Staying away from the network requires that you build expensive storage batteries to store energy for later use. When the weather does not work in combination with sunlight or night.

For long periods of time, you also need a generator of the correct size to power your entire house with little solar energy, and this is another great flag element.

The commitment to a network requires that you have a dedicated. Approved team and a system that is installed in codes and standards, usually by licensed personnel, and that can also be expensive, but also much safer.

Similarly, as in Scenario One, you must still make a decision about storage due to bad weather during the night or if you really want to reduce or eliminate your dependence on the energy company altogether.

Here is my favorite way to sunbathe at the lowest cost and maximum recovery:

Install a system connected to the network that is a bit large for your needs and forgets about the storage system.

During the day, when most people are at work or away from home, consumption is low and, as a result, the meter returns and sends power to the grid, which gives a credit to the electric company.

When you are at home at night, the solar energy credit you build during the day is used to power your system’s normal network power.

Here is the trick: with a little discipline, you can make sure that the net outflow (the power that sells to the BACK utility) is significantly greater than the net inbound flow (the power that buys them). You can find more information about the strategy on our website below.

And if you design and install the system correctly. You will find that you are entitled to incentive payments and tax credits that can significantly offset the cost of the solar system.


I currently have plans and a shopping list for such a solar system in production. As well as links to several state and federal incentive programs that can practically pay for a complete. Professional and realistic solar system in your home. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive a notification when ready.

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