Something I am certain you are aware of is that switching to solar energy is a thing that is advantageous for our world as well as your wallet, but plenty of folks do not understand what costs are involved to get going. Although it is true that you are going to need to spend some money upfront, depending on the size of the system, and if you are willing to do things yourself, you are going to discover that you are able to wind up saving money. In this article we are going to be looking at a few of the different costs involved to switching to solar and also how you can save cash while doing this.
Although many folks end up going out and buying everything separately you are going to see that they do sell complete systems to make sure folks have everything they need to get started. You are still going to need to purchase batteries separately, since this is how you will store the energy, so even if they say they are a complete solar panel kit you need to keep this in mind. If you end up building a large solar panel system you will need a lot more batteries than if you decide to just create a smaller solar panel system. You are going to want to purchase deep cycle batteries and you’re going to see that you are going to be able to find these just about anywhere and the price is about $100 each.
Something I would like to mention is that traditionally it’s going to be more expensive to buy a complete system than to go out and buy everything separately, and these complete systems can be very expensive. If you would like to purchase your solar energy panels separately you’ll find that you can purchase three or four, 100 watts each panel’s for about $1000. A solar panel system of three or four panels may have the ability of decreasing your power bill substantially, and could actually power a tiny home or mobile home for individuals who conserve their electricity. For those of you who use a lot of electricity or have a lot of people living in your house, you are going to see that a solar panel system of 10 or even 20 solar power panels will be needed.
A charge controller for the batteries as well as a power inverter are two other items that you’re going to have to purchase to be able to use this electricity. Something you should be conscious of is the fact that the power inverter that you need will be depending upon how much electricity you are going to be using and the larger the inverter the more they will cost.
Usually, you can set up a small solar panel system, if you buy everything separately for about $1500 in order to get started. You should also bear in mind that it may be very expensive if this is a thing that you need to have someone else install for you, and this will be an added expense on top of your initial investment.