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Every homeowner that makes the switch to solar becomes part of the solution to sustainably meeting the world’s energy needs. To ensure that your residential solar system is not only kind to the planet, but to your finances as well, avoid these seven mistakes when installing solar panels.
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1. Hiring the Wrong Contractor
Choosing the wrong solar contractor can lead to multiple mistakes. An awesome contractor will not only advise you about the right system to choose, where to install it and how many solar panels you’ll need, but can help with financing, incentives and other cost-cutting options. The right contractor will assess your home’s energy usage and show you how to make the system as efficient as possible.
2. Picking a Bad Location
Ideally, a home solar system should be installed on a south-facing roof that is not shaded by other structures or trees. In sunny areas, other roof locations can make a home a good candidate for solar as well. If a good roof location isn’t available, your solar contractor will provide you with information other alternatives, such as ground-mounted PV arrays.
3. Buying the Wrong-Sized System
Homeowners need to be clear about what percentage of their home’s energy needs they expect to be met with a new home solar system. Even a small system can save homeowners money, but it’s important to understand what they should expect before signing a contract. A good contractor will know the efficiency ratings of the solar panels that they install and can explain how efficiency ratings affect performance.
4. Missing Out on Incentives
Incentive and solar rebate programs offered on the federal, state and local level are always subject to change. While a great solar contractor will keep up to date on them, it’s important for you to do your homework as well. Depending on where you live, you may be able to save up to 60 percent on installation costs by taking advantage of incentive programs.
5. Not Getting the Most Out of Solar
Learning about how net metering systems work with home PV systems helps homeowners make the most out their solar systems. Since many utilities charge different rates at different periods of the day, you can enjoy additional savings by taking advantage of your solar array’s peak efficiency periods.
6. Missing Out on Financing
A careful assessment of your home’s energy needs and your household’s financial health can help determine whether it’s more advantageous for you to purchase or lease a system. Other types of solar financing options are available as well, including home equity loans.
7. Missing Out on Property Tax Exemptions
Home improvements can trigger a new tax assessment on your property, but many states exempt renovations that increase a home’s energy efficiency or that use renewable energy. Check with your state’s board of equalization department for details.
One day, windows are likely to provide the electricity for homes and businesses. Invisible solar technology took another step towards reality this week when New Energy Technologies announced that collaboration with scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) resulted in a 70-square-inch see-through glass solar module.
The solar window is over 14 times larger than other see-through modules made at the NREL, and the largest in the world so far.Under the guidance of New Energy principle scientist Dr. Scott Hammond, NREL scientists applied electricity-generating coatings to glass. Made of conductive polymers, the coatings are produced through an organic synthesis process. The end result is revolutionary BIPV, or building-integrated photovoltaics.
Last month, New Energy announced that they were using a high-speed, high-volume solution coating process, another important development on the road towards a viable commercial organic photovoltaic (OPV) product.
New Energy confirmed that this latest solution-coating technique is compatible with roll-to-roll fabrication methods that are commonly used for printing, which means that OPVs have the potential to be manufactured on a large scale. New Energy foresees that the process will eventually mean that solar windows will be produced faster, cheaper and safer than conventional photovoltaic panels.
Although this latest achievement is a big step forward, obstacles to widespread OPV production remain. The biggest resistance to the technology comes from those who view it as too energy-inefficient. Compared to conventional residential solar panels that have efficiency rates that range from 11 to 15 percent, current OPVs on the market have 4 to 5 percent efficiencies.
So far, the efficiency of solar windows has been even lower. Low efficiency may not be a deterrent, however, if the costs of the windows become inexpensive enough.
The real challenge of solar window technology is developing a way to extend its lifetime, which currently is only a few years. Homeowners will expect the technology to last as long as conventional windows last. It’s possible that a “re-coating” service will eventually be provided. Presently, OPVs are used primarily for portable products, such as canopies, electronic mobile devices and backpacks.
What’s encouraging about these new advances in “see-through solar” is that research and development is continuing on a national level. For the solar industry to grow, it’s important to continue to stride towards new technologies.
As NREL Research Fellow Dr. David S. Ginley said, “The fabrication of a large-area see-through solar module of these dimensions is an important step.”
The new Sharp Solar system made its debut at this year’s TED Conference in Long Beach, California. TED is a nonprofit organization that promotes innovative ideas. The SunSnap system was installed on LivingHome C6, the first low-cost built by fabricated homes builder LivingHomes. Solar provider Paramount Solar performed the installation.
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Sharp is calling the SunSnap product a “home appliance.” Each solar panel is a black-on-black 235-watt module. A micro-inverter, mounting and grounding assembly is incorporated into each panel. Sharp Solar senior vice president Eric Hafter said, “It’s called SunSnap, because you literally snap the next panel into place.”
The system is designed to make installation of a residential solar system simpler, and to enable homeowners to start their solar system with as few as one panel and add more panels later. The black-on-black module may address aesthetic concerns as well.
Sharp is currently selling the SunSnap system to solar contractors and installation partners. One partner has already installed a system large enough to provide all of the electricity needs for that homeowner. Sharp plans to begin selling the system on the retail market later this year.
Hafter says the SunSnap is easier to install than a new dishwasher. PV inverters don’t typically have the same product life as the panels. If Sharp has addressed this concern with an incorporated inverter that is as long-lasting as the panel itself, residential solar may take another leap forward.
Everyone likes a warm sunny day in San Diego, but what if we could use that natural energy to really light up our lifestyles. Some Say San Diego Should Switch to Solar. See Why? Start off talking to Cecillia Aguillon of Kyocera Solar about the Solar Module Manufacturing Plant they have right here in San Diego. The manufacturing plant is sustaining the local economy while providing the tools to create a dependable energy source that respects the environment. Kyocera truly is not only business as usual, its business that is useful. After that join us as we talk with veterans in commercial solar development, Independent Energy Solutions, on how green is gaining steam with the cool projects that are becoming a hot item throughout San Diego. Its time for us to get dirty with Green Jobs, follow us as we install residential solar paneling with Baker Solar Electric Inc. in Bonita, California to discover what it takes to brighten up your homes value while lighting up on the energy savings possible. Learn how the community and environment are truly enhanced with Solar Technology through representatives from the County of San Diego, SDG&E, CA. Center for Sustainable Energy and much more. You’ll light up for this bright idea for sure on ITV — Channel 16… Originally aired Friday June 24th at 6pm.