Typically, when you use an electric company to supply electricity to your home a great deal of energy is unknowingly wasted. Add to that the increase in costs annually to provide essential energy into your home and it soon becomes a fight for survival more than a creature comfort. Affordable energy for your home is not a luxury, but a necessity that can mean life and death in some parts of the world in both winter and summer.
That is why companies offering alternative energy an energy-saving devices for your home seem to be springing up everywhere. Solar energy is probably the first thing most people think of when they think of alternative energy and it is probably the most popular option.
With a renewable energy system, you can save an estimated 80% on your current electric bills, if not more. In fact, sometimes homeowners end up with credits from the electric company because they are generating so much energy with solar power from their homes that they actually generate power for the electric company.
Solar energy systems store energy and since our sun generates about 10,000 times more energy than all of the earth’s population consumes, there is never the possibility of running out of energy. With solar power, you can remain safe, warm or cool and comfortable all year round without the fear of outrageous electric bills you cannot afford to pay.
Another benefit of solar energy is the tax rebates that have been put in place in the last couple of years. The amount of the rebates varies from state to state. And, this is another reason that solar energy is becoming the best option for homeowners.
You can actually purchase plans and all of the equipment you need to build solar panels and and a solar generator at some Home Depot stores throughout the United States. And, there are some forward-thinking builders who are incorporating solar into their new construction or who will help you convert your existing residence.