If you’ve ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy independence.
The cost of solar panels continues to fall rapidly and it’s become competitive with other power generation options. So it’s not surprising to discover that the installation of solar power in NZ has increased by 370% in the last two years.
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If you’re looking to reap the financial and environmental benefits of living in an eco-friendly green home, then consider building from scratch. A new home lets you add energy-saving features at a significantly lower cost than if you renovated an older home.
An eco-friendly green home will be designed around solar heating. It will also involve orienting the house and as many windows as practical north. The kitchen should be east-facing with the living areas west-facing. This will decrease the need for you to use appliances to heat or cool your home.
The simplest form of solar power is the solar electric panel. These panels utilise photons to generate electricity.
These photovoltaic panels are either free standing rigid sheets used to harness the sun’s energy or are set into the roof. You can also get peel and stick laminates, if applicable with your roof type.
A solar power installer will harness the suns solar rays through solar panels and cells to power your home. When hiring a solar panel specialist, they’ll work with you on the design, planning and installation of solar energy projects.
Solar power is an eco friendly and renewable form of energy and the demand for it is growing.
Firstly, you’ll have an initial consultation where your home will be visited and assessed. Thne the installer will design a plan that includes the best approach based on the latest technology, your homes unique characteristics and your budget. From there they’ll oversee the specific details of the installation.
Solar panel installers may also work in a maintenance role. If you experience problems with your solar power panels they will be available to remedy them. They may also perform evaluations or recommend improvements on your existing sytems.
Solar Panel installers will be familiar with specialised equipment including transformers, photo voltaic modules and inverters just to name a few. They may use IT to track projects and energy savings.
Solar power is a great way to cut power bills, and solar power is storable.