Switching to solar power

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Switching to solar power systems can have many benefits for a home or small business owner. This includes helping save natural resources while lowering utility bills. Thanks to technology advances in the design of circuit boards, solar power can be scaled down to fit on a small building’s roof or in the backyard. This is what is making it possible to bring solar power to the masses and not just big businesses and power companies.



Ask around



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When wanting to install a home solar system it is important to get the right system. Those wanting to switch over to solar power will want to ask around and get recommendations. The best place to recommendations for which solar system to install is friends, neighbors and family. If none of these people are using solar power the next place to look is among small businesses in the area who have made the switch to solar power.



Check the warranty



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Solar power system manufacturers who are legitimate and reputable will offer a substantial warranty. The longer the warranty, the longer the system is expected to last. The only issue is that for the warranty to be honored, the manufacturing company must still be in business. This is why it is important to find a company that is well established and has good customer service and sales records.



Think about the price



The price for a solar power system should be realistic. It is going to be a bit expensive upfront to purchase and install. However, the cost should not be so high that it will seem like it is taking forever to start benefiting from using solar power.



Select the mounting method



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The type of mounting will be determined by the location of the home where the solar system is being installed. The mounting used should be engineered certified for the area. For example, if the panels are being installed in an area prone to hurricanes or tornadoes, the mounting must be cyclone rated. Types of mountings available include, roof, ground mounting and tracking systems.



Those who are looking to save money on their electric bill should take the time to look into bringing solar power to their home. Doing so could save money while helping the homeowner reduce his or her impact on the use of natural resources.