Have you ever heard of solar panels? These are plates that help to take advantage of solar energy, they are also known as solar modules. There are two types of panels: solar collectors and photovoltaic panels, both of which are used to take advantage of solar energy.
Although it is true that solar panels could help you reduce your electricity consumption, either in your company or in your home, you should also know that installing them represents a strong investment, which in the end could be offset by the savings that you will see in your electricity bill.
Solar panels, a good option to save. Photo: Reforma
Solar energy is a good option since it has many benefits, but in order to take advantage of it, it is necessary to install solar panels, which take advantage of solar radiation and, together with a bidirectional transformer, convert it into electrical energy.
Solar panels have a life time of more than 25 years and one of the advantages of this type of technology is that they require little maintenance, although there are also some disadvantages, such as for example to place them you need a large space and they must be in a special location where they receive the sun’s rays, this can determine the amount you need to install.
How are they installed?
The first step you have to take to install a solar panel in your home is to consult a company that provides this service and have a specialist advise you on the subject. Some of the data that will be requested to make an evaluation of your case is how much is your energy consumption.
Depending on the results of the evaluation that have been made to your case, the initial investment could be between 60 thousand pesos since the maximum number of solar panels that a home or building needs is 25, but it depends a lot on consumption.
In general, a house needs 4 solar panels so that it can cover all its needs, this amount could increase depending on the consumption habits of all the members of the family.
Factors to take into account
One of the points that you should take into account to install solar panels in your house is the location and space it has, as well as the direction in which the solar rays hit, this can greatly influence the amount you need and the initial investment .
If you are interested in installing solar panels in your home or business, it is best to consult an expert who can make an evaluation of your case and who can give you an estimate of the savings that it could represent in your finances.
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