Did You Know That Solar Power Can Increase Your Electricity Output & Energy Efficiency
When you have Solar Photovoltaic Systems installed, you generate free electricity when the sun shines. You may actually be generating more electricity than your home consumes during periods of low electricity demand. When this happens, the net metering regulations stipulate that you must buy your surplus electricity from your electric utility. Depending on the size of a solar device and household use patterns, you can expect your electricity bill to be reduced by 40% -80%.
In a larger overall home energy saving plan , which includes high levels of insulation, improved air tightness, energy-efficient water heating and high-performance heating and cooling (solar energy), it is important to consider solar energy as one element. Keep in mind that solar energy can also be used by generating solar-heated water in a solar thermal device that saves money.
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Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight?
While it’s true that solar panels do operate at their best in direct sunlight, solar panels will still produce electricity with only indirect sunlight. However, you will see a drop in performance. Ideally, your solar panels should receive between 4 and 5 hours of direct sunlight every day.