Integrating Solar Energy into Your Home

Interested in minimizing your pricey home electricity bill?

The answer might be right above you.

Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular as the problems of burning fossil fuels become more evident. Whether you are actively looking for a home, renting, owning or constructing it is wise to consider using solar energy. Read on to learn about some advantages of solar energy and why it’s specifically appealing to Californians.

Solar energy is unlimited free energy. Once you’ve completed initial installation and maintenance, solar energy is completely free. Solar also doesn’t require expensive materials like oil or coal. Furthermore, it requires significantly lower operational labor than conventional energy production.

Solar helps eco-systems and livelihoods. Solar doesn’t rely on mining raw materials; therefore it doesn’t cause any harm or destruction to forests or eco-systems that are currently harmed by fossil fuel operations. Destruction comes in many forms; one of the most harmful is destruction through currently accepted extraction methods that lead to numerous accidents such as oil spills and other avoidable pollution.

Solar is specifically important to consider if you’re living in California. The California Solar Initiative offers cash back for installing solar on your home or business. Currently, thousands of homes and business owners are earning cash back rebates by installing solar energy systems through the California Solar Initiative. If you want to generate your own power, solar generators are also available on the market today. These are easily transported and can be charged from anywhere as well.

How to integrate Solar Power into your home. One of the easiest ways to begin working the use of solar energy in your home is to start outdoors. Any lights that are installed outside require the burying of electrical lines and plugging into the electrical box or meter of the home – making them very expensive. Solar lighting is more cost effective and contains batteries that are charged by the sun. Another simple way to use solar power is to explore solar-powered rechargeable batteries in everyday items. These can be used in everything from your TV remotes and flashlights to smoke detectors and small home appliances. Solar rechargeable batteries are available for low cost, they cut down on toxic waste for landfills, and you simply place them in the window for the sun to charge… Sounds like a win-win situation to us!