A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Solar for Your Home
The current electricity consumption per capita in Sri Lanka accounts to 495 kilowatt hours. This is expected to increase steadily in the future. Struggling with ever increasing Electricity bills? As a country blessed with abundant sunshine all throughout the year, it is the ideal place to make Solar for home the perfect solution for your ever-increasing energy needs.
Solar for home is perceived to be expensive and inefficient at first. However, the latest developments in technology and the increase in uptake has driven the costs down, proving it to be the most economical form of clean energy.
Latest developments in technology and the increase in uptake has driven the costs down, proving it to be the most economical form of clean energy.
Why get Solar for your Home?
The sun is a powerful source of energy, but we are only exacting 0.001% of the sun’s energy. The sun provides hundred and seventy-three Terawatts of energy to the earth – this is ten thousand times the energy the entire world population needs. The greatest advantage of solar is that its a free, inexhaustible and renewable source of energy.
Drive those Electricity Bills Down
With ever increasing needs for power, your electricity bills are only going up in the future. By switching to Solar power, you are going to drive your electricity bills down drastically. Of course, the saving on your bill will depend on the size of the solar PV system and electricity usage, but approx. an electricity bill of twenty-five thousand rupees can drop to something as low as thirty rupees.
Save the Planet
Be an advocate for clean energy! Investing in Solar for your home will reduce the carbon footprint – you are contributing to a better environmentally friendly tomorrow.
Low Maintenance Costs
After the initial investment, solar power requires little or no maintenance cost. You need to keep the panels relatively clean but cleaning a couple of times a year will suffice. There are no moving parts, therefore no wear and tear. The inverter is the only part that needs replacement. Even this is only after five to ten years.
The first Solar cells were invented over thirty years ago. Since then we have been able to drive the production costs by a staggering 1/300. Further advancement in nanotechnology and innovation in quantum physics will make the solar cells more efficient making it more popular than ever.
The Cost of Home Solar Power Systems
Although the initial investment for Solar power still stands higher than traditional sources, for solar intensive countries like Sri Lanka it is easier to realize significant savings which in turn helps re-coup your investment faster. You would see your investment recovered approx. by three to five years and thereafter, you are essentially using the energy for free.
When buying solar for your home usually almost all the energy needs of the house can be supplied by a simple roof top installation of solar panels without requiring additional space. If your roof doesn’t qualify, you can always use ground mount solar installations.
Solar Energy Storage
Solar energy needs to be used right away or it needs to be stored in batteries. These batteries can be charged during the day, so you can meet your energy needs at night. Usually these batteries are quite expensive, so it would be more economical to connect to the grid (net- metering). Most of your energy needs are during the day so you would need very little energy from the grid at night. The benefit of net metering is you can earn back your investment by exporting the surplus back to the grid!
Considering all the above, Solar for your home is a high return on investment and a low payback period on the initial upfront cost. So, what are you waiting for? Get Solar for your home today! Request an estimate from us.