Solar power for homes is the hot topic of conversation these days. We have all seen the flyers, companies offering to fit a system for XYZ price with the 10 year guarantees and the promise of saving us thousands; but what is the real truth? Is solar power for homes really everything that people say it is? Are they overcharging us for a service we could essentially execute ourselves? This article will cover the points mentioned above.
The truth is, a lot of the solar power for homes systems are extremely durable. The ten year guarantee that the majority offer is not a true representation of how long these systems last. Many that have tested these systems have suggested that they could last 15-20 years and some have suggested that they could go for even longer.
They do save us money in the long term, but it is a fairly big upfront expense. The majority of installations will be for complete systems which will produce more electricity than the home actually needs, so the cost of electricity throughout the year will be 0.00; absolutely nothing!
Now here is the big question; could you build solar power for homes without paying thousands? The answer is yes! There are plenty of DIY plans available that allow people to start small by building small solar power systems and then scale up their design until they have a completed full system that powers the home. The reality is that this could cost a fraction of the price that a normal system would, potentially saving thousands!