For those who decide to go solar, there are many other considerations why choosing solar energy for your home might be an excellent solution. Let’s uncover why solar energy might be the preferred method to power your home.
Why Solar Energy for Home
“The sun don’t shine forever, but as long as it’s here then we might as well shine together.”
– Puff Daddy Victory
Every day the sun rises from the east and sets in the west. At any given moment during the day, according to NASA, the sun emits about 3.8 x 1026 Watts (per second) to Earth. You don’t have to be Einstein to understand, “wow, that’s a lot”, but you should realize that according to experts, “Sunlight seems to be a viable option for our energy needs.”
That’s why for the past 100 years, people like you have been interested to understand how we might be able to harness energy from the Sun and to transform it into something practical for our daily use. Over the past century, our civilization has made remarkable improvements and we are finally reaching the tipping point in which solar energy for home use is now becoming a viable, long-term option for many homeowners.
Solar Energy for Home Use
Do you ever wonder how solar energy works for home uses? Consider a real life example of a home in the Kansas City area.
The solar system installed produced about 2300 to 2400 kilowatt hours a year. Comparing that to the average home (in the area) which requires roughly 8500 kilowatt hours per year, we’re looking at anywhere from a quarter to a third of the electricity required to run the house which is now being harnessed from the Sun. There is a instant cost savings there to be considered.
The electricity generated by the solar installation can then be applied to practically anything your electricity is already powering: your fridge, TV, microwave, laptop, etc.
Of course, there are several points to consider — such as the amount of exposure to the sun (for the solar panels) and the number of panels able to be installed (in this case, small rooftops can inhibit abilities for a more robust install), but in general, the solar installation is able to harness the energy from the Sun and transform it into electricity for practical uses for the homeowner.