What To Expect After Getting Solar Panels Installed

What To Expect After Getting Solar Panels Installed

What To Expect After Getting Solar Panels Installed?

Are you someone who is thinking about going solar for a long time but think the transitioning is filled with too much trouble? Or you're someone who has already gone solar and grappling to adjust to this new energy source in your life? With our planet’s natural resources almost at a finishing point, going solar will become a necessity rather than a choice in the coming years.  

The mainstream public is becoming more and more aware of the impact of their carbon footprint on the earth’s environment and how beneficial can solar energy become for their future! Unfortunately, the small job market and a weak economy make going solar expensive than most people can afford. Even though residential solar economy is booming in America and other parts of the world, the awareness and pace at which people are going solar are still low – we should catch up!  

India has recently announced their plan to expand their solar capacity to 20 gigawatts from 3 megawatts by 2020. They want to power the nation with solar

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energy and are set out to play a significant role in the world's mission to embrace alternate energy sources.

People who went solar to make a positive impact on their environment should not fear the transitioning process. Check out the things you should expect after getting solar panels installed:

  • Installation of Smart Meter

Traditionally, homes are connected with accumulation meter that needs to be replaced with a smart meter after the installation of solar panels. The smart meter will calculate the electricity use after every interval and will also record the grid's energy you export and import.

  • Understanding the working of Solar Panels

Solar panels are fitted on the roof in North direction and at an angle that will maximize their exposure to the sunlight, throughout the day. They are responsible for capturing the sunlight and converting it into electricity using photovoltaic cells. The power grid will then collect the energy and will power every corner of your home with clean energy. Once you understand the working of these solar panels, you will be able to use and take care of them more quickly.   

  • Installation of Inverter

Solar panels can only produce low voltage electricity (DC) and this need to be converted into high voltage electricity (AC). Our home appliances and every other source that needs electric power runs only on AC voltage and to make your collected solar energy useful you will need an inverter. Most models have 95% to 97% conversion efficiency, and you should install an inverter that falls under this standard.

  • Calculating the Power Production Per Day

The solar panels on different homes and areas will produce different electricity. The production highly depends upon many factors like size of the roof, temperature, the orientation of panels, and much more. Consult your solutions provider for answers, as they are qualified to give you more accurate reading on your energy production per day. After you have a number, you can adjust your power consumption accordingly and will have more faith in this modern system.

  • Take Advantage of Federal Rebates

While discussing the total power generation of your solar panels with your solution provider, you should also get more information about the incentives you will get for going solar. You can get up to 30% tax credit from the federal government, and other amazing local rebate program benefits.

Going solar is the best thing you can do your part for our environment and the planet. You will not only save big on electricity bills but with so many amazing tax credits and rebate programs, savings will increase by a great number. If you’re someone who is struggling to make the final decision about going solar or not, read the numbers and join the movement of making our earth a better place for future generations.

Adam Hammill - President/CEO of ALIVE Industries. After 11 years researching alternative energy, he discovered a way of combining existing technologies to create a clean, chemical energy storage system at least twice as efficient as systems currently available. Beginning in 2008, he devoted himself full-time to renewable energy generation and energy storage development. Adam's ideas, experience, and relationships have quickly caused ALIVE Industries to thrive in the alternative energy arena in Southern California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Southern California and a Master of Theology degree from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

This blog was developed by ALIVE Industries. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.


Topics: Going Green, Photovoltaic / Solar Panels, Solar Power, Sustainability Trends & Statistics

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