With the economy having a hard time getting back up from its fall, people are looking for more and more ways to save money. So instead of taking plane trips to the Caribbean, more people are turning to road and camping trips. These types of trips are less expensive than buying tickets for each of your family members and/or friends. But why do the savings have to stop there? You should think about investing in installing solar panels for your RV.
Being Earth-friendly. Because solar power is an inexhaustible natural resource, you can use as much as you need without depriving neighbors. Your major carbon footprint will come from the creation of the building materials and running your generator.
Inspect the insulation in your attic. If it is not very thick or is older, you may consider replacing it. Insulation is what keeps the heat in your home, and stops the heat from escaping from your roof. If your heat is constantly escaping, you are paying a lot more money to keep your home warm.
While you may believe you will never have an electric bill again, chances are you’re going to want to keep your home connected to the power grid. This is because even if you’re gone most of the day, you may still use more energy during the evening and night than your panels can collect. This is especially true on cloudy and stormy days when the sun is hidden. This is also the reason you want a battery included in your solar power system. While it’s not mandatory, if you don’t have a battery to store energy, you can only make use of your solar panel power system when the sun is out. By storing up power, you can make use of the energy at any time. Keeping connected to the power grid, however, will guarantee that you always have electricity available.
The first thing to consider is the solar panels specifications. Decide which type of solar cells will work best for the building’s needs, and what physical characteristics will be best suited. You will also need to know how many cells each panel has and how they have been connected. Find out the voltage output rated in DC and what the maximum DC voltage is. Size is very important, so be sure of the exact height and width, plus thickness of the panels.
Do not avoid getting solar panels because of the amount of maintenance you think they involve. You may not have to clean your panels as often as you think. Areas that have less pollution require less cleaning, so keep that in mind if you are thinking about the ins and outs of Property maintenance.
You will have to think about roof strength next. Most roofs are strong enough to hold Geneses panels, so you may want to look into this option. The panel can be mounted with a frame, or it can be fitted to slates. Geneses panels do not weight very much, so a multiple panel system won’t put too much weight on your roof. It is very important that the solar panel be stable. Check with your local government officials to see what building regulations apply to your situation. If you have to make some small changes to be in compliance with codes, do so.
A storage battery is your answer to this question. Of course the sun doesn’t shine all the time so by setting up your solar energy system with a battery bank you’ll be able to store your energy. You can choose the size of the battery that you want for your system. The bigger the battery, the more you’ll store. Just think, you can’t store your electricity from your electric company but you can store the power generated by your solar panels for later use.