The increase in the cost of electric power from power companies are relentless. Homeowners, in an attempt to control their costs, are turning to residential solar power systems for relief. In many countries, government programs and tax incentives, which greatly reduce up-front costs, have greatly simplified the homeowner’s decisions. Complete residential solar power systems are now available at affordable cost. These systems include portable solar power systems, grid-tie solar kits, off-grid solar systems, and cabin solar kits.
Homeowner can save money on electric power by reducing usage, but that would requires eliminating many of the comforts that if are not required, it is expected. Significant amount of money can be saved in the cost of power itself, and this can easily be accomplished by investing in a complete residential solar power system.
The financial investment in a residential solar power system is primarily for the installation of the system. Once the system is installed, except for minimal maintenance costs, the electric power generated is free. The long term efficiency of the system will be determined by the quality of components used to set up the system initially. It’s critical that the solar panels, inverters, batteries, charge controllers, and other system components be of the highest quality.
Full & complete solar system for a house can be two typs:
• Grid-Tie Solar solar system
Grid-tie kits are residential solar power systems that are becoming very popular with homeowners who wish to save money and generate green and clean electricity without becoming totally disconnected from the power grid. Grid-tie systems are, as the name suggests, connected into the commercial electric power grid. It is a hybrid system that provides most of your power from solar energy, when available, and receives power from the commercial grid when solar power is not sufficient. These systems provide an excellent compromise between solar power and that generated using fossil fuels. They ensure that electric power is always available while they enable you to save money on your overall home electricity costs. These systems are designed to provide the major component of your homes electric power requirements. In fact, if your system generates excess power at any given time, that surplus is fed into the commercial grid and credited to your account. You can actually make a profit!
• Off-Grid Solar Systems
If you live in a remote area where reliable commercially produced electric power is not readily available, consider the benefits of an off-grid solar system. This is the perfect residential solar power system for the homeowner who enjoys being independent. These kits include all of the critical components required for a complete system: solar panels, batteries, inverters, hardware, and all other accessories needed for a complete operating system that will get you off the grid.