Tips To Save Money With Alternative Energy And House Solar Power

With the ever increasing costs of living there is no better time then right now to start producing our own electricity. Whether you want to simply reduce your power bills or completely eliminate them, it couldn’t be easier.

You will save hundreds of dollars a month… and thousands of dollars a year… for the rest of your life. Some people switching to solar power have been able to slash their electricity bill by 80% or more!

Solar energy is also the cheapest way to generate renewable energy. You will be able to protect your pocket book during these recession times and spend money on more important things.

You will have a lot of fun in building your own power systems. You can do it with your close friends and family during a week-end and everyone will enjoy it.

The savings can typically pay for a solar system in one month’s time. Plus, the fuel is free, with no moving parts, the cells require little upkeep and because they burn no fuel and have no moving parts, solar systems are clean and silent. Another great reason to install a renewable energy system in your home is that you will increase the value of your home by thousands!

You will be able to go completely off-grid if you want, knowing that rising energy prices will not affect you. Also, you could possibly be able to make the electricity company pay you, because the surplus of what you produce will make the meter go the other way, in case you want to stay on-grid.

Your probably wondering right now, but it’s true. Most electric companies utilize net metering, which means your electricity meter can run forwards and backwards. When you produce more power than you use at any given moment, the meter runs backwards as you send the excess back to the grid and effectively sell that power back to your power company.

(They pay or credit you at exactly the same price per KWh they charge you). For the average customer this results in significant reductions in their electricity bill, though some generate more total power than they use and receive a payment from the electric company.

Most people are unaware that solar cells and wind power can be used to power up basically any appliance you have in your home: fridge, washing machine, computer, TVs, lights. While others wonder if solar energy really works.

Ponder this…solar cells were originally developed for use in space, where repair is extremely expensive, if not impossible. To this day solar energy still powers nearly every satellite circling the earth because it operates reliably for long periods of time with virtually no maintenance.

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