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The Lowdown on Solar Panels for Your Home or Business

Posted on Friday, September 30 2011

Imagine living with less reliance on the electrical grid. Imagine saving money on electrical costs while filling yourself with that warm and fuzzy feeling that your carbon footprint has been greatly reduced.

This dream is a reality.

You may be wondering about the cost of solar technology, how many panels you’ll need, and how much of a return on your investment (and when) you’ll receive for installing solar panels on your home or business. This article is here to answer a few common solar technology questions.

1. Are solar panels expensive?

In recent years, the cost of solar panels has decreased drastically. The exact cost will depend on the size of your home or business and the percentage of energy costs you wish to cover by solar energy. Additionally, numerous federal tax credits will save you hundreds of dollars on installing a new system today.

2. Where do I start?

Most licensed electrical contractors can install these panels on your roof and integrate the required equipment with your home’s electrical system. They can also help you to determine how much you will save on your electric bill (and when).

3. What happens if my solar panels become damaged by a storm or hurricane?

Most homeowners insurance policies cover additions such as solar panels. The only way to know for sure is to check with your homeowners insurance policy or representative.

4. How many and what size solar panels do I need for my home or business?

The number of panels you’ll need varies depending on the size of the building. Send us a message below for a free (no-hassle, no-obligation) estimate on how many panels you’ll need, how much it will cost and how much money you will save on your electricity bill.

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