Even though many people are looking to switch over to solar energy simply because it is a great way to save cash and help our planet, many people think that this is just too expensive to do. While buying solar energy panels will be one of the costs that you will incur when switching to solar power, there are some other things that will need to be bought and there are ways to save money. The costs involved in installing a solar panel system is something we are going to be going over on this page to give you a perception of what you are able to expect.
If you have looked on Amazon or various other web sites that sells solar panel systems, you’ll find complete systems are available to be purchased, based on your power needs. One thing I should point out is that when you buy these complete systems, there’s one thing that is not included and those are the batteries in order to store the energy you do not use. Something else you should keep in mind is how many batteries you are going to end up needing, and I ought to also mention that the batteries needed will depend upon the size of the system you generate. For people wondering just how much these batteries cost, you should comprehend that you can pick them up at just about any type of auto parts store for about $100.
While purchasing a complete system is a thing that can be extremely useful, often they’re a lot more expensive than buying the items separately and you can invest upwards to $19,000 on one of these ready to go systems. If you would like to buy your solar energy panels separately you’ll see that you can purchase three or four, 100 watts each panel’s for about $1000. For those people who are just looking to cut their electricity costs or power their home if they have a little home and they are the only ones living there, 3 or 4 solar panels should be much more than enough panels. For those of you who use a lot of electricity or have a lot of folks living in your house, you’ll find that a solar panel system of 10 or even 20 solar power panels will be needed.
A few other things you’re going to wind up needing are a power inverter to generate household electricity and a charge controller in order to charge the batteries. It’s extremely hard to come up with an actual cost for the power inverter because there are many different sizes and the larger the inverter you need the more cash you are going to need to pay for it.
Generally, you can set up a little solar panel system, if you buy everything separately for about $1500 to be able to get started. If you are one of the individuals who are not handy in any way, you will most likely need somebody to install the system for you, and this obviously is something that will be an added expense.