Making the switch to solar energy is something which everyone should do, but the big thing that holds most people back is fear of spending too much money and getting no valuable return. While purchasing solar power panels will be one of the costs that you’ll incur when switching to solar power, there are other things which will need to be purchased and it is possible to save money. As you continue to read you’re going to see that we will be speaking about the expenses needed in order to get started using this sort of solar energy.
While many men and women end up going out and purchasing everything separately you are going to discover that they do sell complete systems to make sure men and women have everything they need to get started. You are still going to have to purchase batteries separately, because this is how you will store the energy, so even if they say they’re a complete solar panel kit you should keep this in mind. If you wind up building a large solar panel system you are going to need considerably more batteries than if you decide to just create a smaller solar panel system. The batteries run about $100 a piece, and you’re going to want to make sure that you are buying deep cycle batteries, these can be bought in an auto parts store.
While purchasing a whole system is a thing that can be very useful, often they are a lot more expensive than purchasing the items separately and you are able to invest upwards to $19,000 on one of these ready to go systems. If you would like to purchase your solar power panels separately you are going to see that you can purchase three or four, 100 watts each panel’s for about $1000. For those individuals who are just looking to cut their electricity costs or power their home if they have a tiny home and they’re the only ones living there, 3 or 4 solar panels should be more than enough panels. As for people that have a larger home and a larger family, to be able to produce all of the electricity you need you may possibly need between 15 and 20 solar power panels.
A couple of other things you’re going to wind up needing are a power inverter to develop household electricity and a charge controller to be able to charge the batteries. Something I should point out is that I cannot actually provide you with a precise cost for a power inverter, because based on what size power inverter you need, will depend on how much you will need to pay for the inverter.
For those of you who shop around and try to find the best deals you’re going to discover that a tiny solar panel system of three or four panels will only end up costing you $1000 to $1500. If you are one of the people that aren’t handy in any way, you’ll most likely need somebody to install the system for you, and this of course is something which will be an added expense.