If you’re looking for a way to use the that is directed onto your house every day, a simple Solar System Kits may be the best way to go. While you may not be able to power all of the necessary electronics in your home, having an efficient solar power system wired into your home can increase your independence from the grid.
Components of the Solar System Kits
A solar power system consists of
- panels to collect energy from the sun
- a charge controller to route power into the batteries for long term storage
- batteries that hold the power until the solar power input isn’t available
- an inverter to change direct current from the panels and the battery into alternating current
Each of these items have controls built in to protect your home. No matter how much power your panels are drawing, your charge controller won’t allow your batteries or your home to be overloaded. The inverter turns the direct current power into alternating current that can power the items in your home.
To put up solar panels on your home, you will need to be able to work safely on your roof. You’ll also need to be able to install the solar panel brackets safely so your roof won’t leak. It’s important to be very honest with yourself before you try to get on your roof. Working on the slant can put you at risk of a fall, and it only takes one small leak to do a lot of damage to your home. If you can’t do these two things with confidence, hire someone.
Running the wire through your home and setting up your battery bank can be done on your own. However, it’s important to hire a professional when it comes time to wire your controller into the fuse box.
Solar System Kits Within Budget
There are many solar power system producers, like Solar Wholesale, that can help you customize your kit to your region and to your power provider. Some states offer a tax break and some utility companies offer to buy back power. Unbound Solar offers grid-tied kits, RV kits and off-grid kits. When looking for complete solar systems for your home, make sure you buy the kit that’s right for your structure. Producers like Renogy also offer kits for RV and to tie into the grid. You can find Renogy kits at multiple home improvement stores and Amazon. If you have the yard space, a ground-mount solar power system from GoGreen Solar can reduce the risk to your roof and allow you to harvest power from a piece of open land. You can also get these Solar System Kits set up on rockers so you can tip the panels to the sunlight for best efficiency.
Solar power is expensive to invest in initially but remarkably low maintenance because there are so few moving parts. Get the panels mounted correctly, get a professional to wire it to your home, and watch your utility bills drop!