Archive for September 19, 2013
Despite the proven benefits of using solar energy,and the options to finance or lease solar panels for your home, solar power still accounts for less than .05 percent of energy consumption in the United States. While that percentage probably seems alarmingly low, it actually reflects a 20 percent increase in solar energy usage over the past 15 years!
Homeowners who invest in home solar panel systems do so, first and foremost, to reduce energy costs. After paying an average of 2,000 and 4,500 dollars for residential solar installation, the typical solar energy systems can replace up to 80 percent of the energy needed for heating. For an average sized home, this reduces heating costs by, roughly, 300 dollars per year.
Of course, there are other variables to consider, as well. The most impo