Solar Panel Roof Tiles and Solar-Powered Garden

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Solar panel roof tiles and solar-powered garden features are two excellent solutions if you love the idea of powering your home with solar energy, but are worried about what your neighbours will think. If this sounds like you, you are probably remembering solar panels from the seventies that sometimes looked like another house perched on the home it provided power for. And because of solar power’s reliability, I am sure that there are still a few of those panels out there, quietly providing clean energy. But today, there are a lot of solar panels out there on houses and around them that you probably haven’t noticed and there are some that you wouldn’t notice unless someone pointed them out.

Solar panel roof tiles are made with built-in photovoltaic cells and blend in with concrete, shingle or slate roof tiles. During installation solar tiles are wired together using connectors and can be installed during re-roofind of your home. There are only a few reliable companies that product solar panel roof tiles and we would recommend the following companies: General Electric, SunPower, and Premier Power.

Now if you are a “roof-purist” you won’t like the look of the solar roof tiles unless you roof your whole house in them or completely go without. You can clearly tell the difference between the photovoltaic tiles and the tiles or shingles that they are incorporated with. But they don’t stick up like regular solar panels and therefore preserve the appearance of the lines of your roof. If your house looks good in a dark-colored roof, the solar tiles will blend in even further.

Garden features are another handy way to install solar power and still look good. I have solar path lighting, accent lighting, and a solar-powered water feature. From personal experience, I can say that the best part of solar garden accents is that there is no wiring to do. At all! You don’t have to wire the lights together and more importantly, get power from the house. This means that you can light up a cozy back corner easily or rearrange your accent lighting every week. You also don’t have to worry about cutting any wires when you plant your spring flowers. See, you can have solar power and keep your property’s beauty or even add to its appeal!

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Solar Panel Electricity: Lighten Up Your Future

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Solar panel electricity is the hottest commodity in the market. No pun intended of course. The reason I am saying this is because more and more homes are embracing solar panels. They may ascribe different motives for doing so but one thing is for sure though; it is very popular today and continues to dominate. For starters solar energy is free. I mean free in the sense that it comes from the sun and the monthly overhead is close to nil. People complain about bills and how the queues in the post office to pay them are long and boy are they long. With solar panel electricity you are assured that you won’t have any monthly bills. Solar panel electricity does not accord you that responsibility.

Fuel Costs are Unthinkable Now

If you are using a generator, then you are familiar with the pains of the cost of fuel. In this day and age, the price of oil has sky rocketed. The depletion of petroleum, a non renewable source of energy, coupled with a few other politicised problems has led to a state where we cannot resort to petroleum related fuel and by products for long. This in effect means that costs will not go down anytime soon. However, there is a ray of hope solar panel electricity has allayed all our fears of lacking energy.

A Few Companies have already shown us the Way Forward

Solar panel electricity has been used to power a multitude of appliances among them watches, calculators and so on. Hitachi and Sharp have utilized solar panels in a bid to make the machine run primarily on solar energy. Mobile phones have gone solar. Just last year Vodafone released a solar powered phone to cater for the minority who lack access to electricity. Hitachi too have not been left behind as a matter of fact they unveiled a hybrid phone which can be charged electrically as well as by leaving it in the sun.

Solar panel electricity has allowed us to cross many milestones. Planes have begun to use them. A specially designed Virgin made its voyage around the world. It was powered by solar panel electricity. That is a testament of how far we have come as far as technology is concerned. The window is wide open for development. Air France have unveiled a solar powered plane with a never seen before kind of propulsion system. However, this prototype is in its developmental stages.

Enrich your value

It should be noted that some countries pay you when you generate excess solar power. How cool is that? In the US, the government pays you per kilowatt hour of the energy you generate. This is all in an effort to spur people on to make their homes energy-saving compliant. The IRS offers home owner a monthly cheque when they make their homes energy saving compliant. When you use solar panel electricity, it is just a way of saving energy making the house energy saving compliant. Plus with the added touches the house grows astronomically in value.

Choose now and Lighten up your Future

In some countries, if you default on the electric bill they literally track you down and disconnect your electricity. For them to reconnect it, it might take them a full two weeks for them to comply with your reconnection request. This is just one of the inconveniences associated with depending on a power company. If you had to choose between paying for electricity that you can depend on or free and uninterrupted, what would you opt for? When the whole world is poking into available resources of renewable source of energy, solar panel electricity is the best option you could chew upon. Look no further than this alternative if you don’t want to be harassed by the bill collectors.

In conclusion, solar panel electricity is undoubtedly the next big thing as far as all other alternative energy sources are concerned. Studies are being done to see whether it is feasible or not.

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