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What Can You Run on Solar Energy in Your Home

We’re not fond of burying the lede, so...you can use solar energy to power anything in your home! Want to start your own bitcoin mining enterprise? You can do it. Are you a snowman who uses 3 AC systems to cool your home to -4 every summer? You can power them all with solar energy. That is, if you have a big enough solar array. With that in mind, let’s hone in on what you should really focus on: the size of solar array you’ll need to power your home. The needs of someone living off-the-grid with a home designed for low power usage will differ from those of a family living in the suburbs with modern amenities. Both of these homes can be entirely powered through solar energy. What size of solar array do you need? There are a ton of different methods for calculating power consumption. You’ll want a solar array that meets the needs of your household - that’s why no two solar arrays are exactly the same. Generally, it’s a good idea to overestimate how many solar panels you’ll need. After all, we can only ever calculate average power consumption - by overestimating, you’ll account for spikes in electricity usage. The easiest way to find out how much power you use is to check your electrical bill. Most utilities will provide a figure for the number of kWh of power you use - this is often per month, per quarter, or per year. You’ll then divide that number by the number of days in a month/quarter/year to get how many kWh your household uses per day, then divide that number by 24 to get your hourly power usage. You’ll be able [...]

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Top 8 Benefits Of Solar Energy in San Antonio

Top 8 Benefits of Solar Energy in San Antonio There are over 50 great benefits of solar energy in San Antonio, but we've narrowed it down to the top 8 benefits that will help you make your decision to go solar in San Antonio, Texas. If you want to hear more of the incredible benefits, scroll down to the bottom and contact one of our solar experts for a free consultation today! Lower Electricity Bills That hot Texas sun rarely lets up to allow your electric bill to drop, making your utility bill a large part of your monthly expenses. One of the main reasons our customers inquire about solar, is to eliminate or reduce their monthly electrical usage.   With a solar system, the sun will generate free electricity for the 25+ year lifetime of the solar panels.  Even if the system you chose doesn't produce 100 percent of your mostly energy cost, it will help bring your utility bill down to a reasonable amount. Installing a Solar System Adds Value to Your San Antonio Home The average home with solar panels installed, sees an estimated increase of about $3 per watt of installed solar panels.  Multiple studies have also found the homes with solar installed not only have a higher resale value, but sell faster than homes without solar installed. Solar Power is a Great Return on Your Investment Your solar panels aren't an expense, they are an investment with returns.  An average american pays off their solar panels in 7 years, and with the 25 year warranty on the solar panels, will see a great return on their investment.  Why throw your money away paying utility bills every month, when you [...]

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