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Solar systems: A cheap way to go solar.
Written on: 29.07.2011 11:39
If the high cost of solar equipment has discouraged you from using solar energy there is a low cost alternative to buying solar electric panels. Heating your home's water with a solar hot water system can be a more efficient and more affordable way to use solar energy. Solar electric panels or photovoltaic panels convert sunlight directly into electricity which is great but they can be costly if you buy them retail. Though getting the task done by a professional firm has its advantages.
The Solar hot water act urges people to use solar energy to heat water for their daily energy needs. Solar water heaters can be built with low cost components so they can cost a fraction of what photovoltaic solar panels cost. They can be built to integrate with your traditional water heater system so when the sun isn't shining you will still have hot water. In some locations that get enough sun year round all of a home's hot water needs can be met with a solar hot water system with the proper storage capacity.
The actual cost to build solar water heaters can be much less since they use simple inexpensive components. If you build it on your own, you can get the parts for a fraction of what even a traditional gas or electric water heater would cost.
A growing number of people would love to be able to use solar energy. It's clean, renewable and free once you have the equipment to capture it. But most homes don't use solar because of the high cost of buying the equipment. If you have any interest in going solar then you should learn more about how affordable solar water heaters can be obtained.