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60-watt-solar-panelThe first thing that enters people’s minds when are considering switching their home to solar power is the considerable bill. They may imagine having large panels on their roof and a complicated electrical unit. This can put off a lot of people from purchasing a solar panel system, as a complete system costs roughly $8,000… yeah, it’s not inexpensive!

solar_panelIn the long haul, utilizing solar power for electricity in your house will save you money as all of your energy is being created by the sun, and don’t forget that solar energy is clean energy, meaning the environment won’t suffer as a result of using it. When you pay off the the initial investment for your panels, you will begin to save substantial money since you will have no more electric bills and are basically getting your energy for free.

If the initial investment called for to install solar panels is prohibitive for you, there may be an alternative solution.

solar_  panel_yourhouse Alternately, you can purchase a small independent 60 watt solar panel. Even though this isn’t plenty of energy and won’t power your entire household, it can still save you money and provide electricity to a few things. Perhaps you might want to use this electricity in a security light system for the outside of your home. Or how about providing power for a small refrigerator to keep in your room for snacks? Most people wouldn’t usually be able to afford this because it’s considered a luxury. But since you would essentially be consuming free energy, it wouldn’t cost a lot.

However, don’t feel that you must use up all the energy.  You could save on electric bill and power something like your laptop or home computer with a 60 watt solar energy system. If you have any other appliance that consumes small amounts of energy, you could power it with your solar panel system to save some money. Even though you can’t connect a lot of devices to the solar panel because of a limited capacity, you can still save money on electrical energy by connecting a few things. And you don’t have to stop with merely one small panel.

You could get two, three or even more to produce more power for your home, allowing you to add more energy hungry gadgets to your panel.

go-green-save-money-save-environmentIf you’re good with tools, consider building a small solar panel system on your own as they can cost anywhere from 400 to 900 dollars if you purchase a pre-built one. Small solar panels provide you with a way to save the  environment and save money without making a  big investment to  get started.

 

 
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