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San Diego Homes & Solar Power Systems
The energy bill is a major expense for the San Diego homemaker because we use energy in countless ways in the home. From the time we get up in the morning and use hot water to wash up to making the first cup of coffee till dinner at night and switching off lights as we go to bed, we use electricity every step of the way. Cost of utilities is already high and promises to keep increasing as the price of fuel goes up. In this scenario, solar energy offers hope to the homemaker. It not only helps you cut down on your utility bills but also forms our contribution to sustaining the ecology and making the planet a better place for future generations.
Get solar power for your home
Getting solar power for your home can be a smart move. Before thinking of what that entails, let us look at all the energy-consuming products that can be switched to solar. There is of course the main source of power that can be totally solar or tied to the grid. Other forms of using solar as energy can be for heating water for use in the house, heating the pool, solar for landscape lighting, security lighting, pond pumps, and garden fountains, even a solar oven to cook food.
Home solar power systems
Before installing solar power, you must size your home for the solar power system it needs. In other words, you must calculate how many KW's you need to keep the household powered continuously. Grid tied systems are easier to calculate, and they can work with any sized solar PV array because they do not have to factor in arrays required to gather energy for storage. So if you want to keep the investment in solar equipment low, opt for the grid tied system; it also has the advantage of selling energy to the utility when your production exceeds consumption.
How Much Can Solar Power Help You Save?
According to one source solar power costs in San Diego and elsewhere as little as $3.86 per watt. While energy consumptions differ from house to house and also depend on geographical locations, an average home in the U.S. on the 38th parallel uses about 25 KWH per day. Taking that as the upper level, one can assume that the cost of using (15 KWH) 15,000 watts per day would be about $57,900; (10 KWH) 10,000 at $38,900, and (05 KWH) 5,000 watts per day at $19,450. Using incentive programs cuts the cost to half. This does not include the one-time cost of installation that amounts to nearly $10,000 on an average.
Get a cheap solar power system installed today!
To bring down the costs further one must buy used solar panels or employ DIY kits. Cut down on energy where possible by using energy-efficient products and passive energy. Using standalone solar ovens and solar water heaters also help bring the energy bills down. Contact a specialist at San Diego Solars today for advice on cheap solar power systems.