Even though many individuals are looking to switch over to solar energy mainly because it is a good way to save money and help the planet, many people think that this is just too expensive to do. You're going to discover that there are many different sorts of costs involved when you decide to switch over to solar energy, but you should also understand that these costs can be reduced from time to time. As you continue to read you are going to find that we will be talking about the expenses needed in order to get started utilizing this sort of solar energy.
If you've looked on Amazon or various other web sites that sells solar power panel systems, you will find complete systems are available to be purchased, based on your power needs. Even though they market these items as complete solar power systems there is one thing you are still going to have to purchase separately and those are the batteries that are required to store the electricity. If you end up building a large solar panel system you'll need far more batteries than if you decide to just create a smaller solar panel system. For individuals wondering exactly how much these batteries cost, you should realize that you are able to get them at pretty much any sort of auto parts store for about $100.
Something I want to point out is that typically it is going to be more expensive to purchase a complete system than to go out and invest in everything separately, and these complete systems can be quite expensive. If you would like to purchase your solar energy panels separately you'll see that you are able to 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 tiny home and they're the only ones living there, 3 or 4 solar panels should be much more than enough panels. For individuals who use plenty 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 energy panels will be needed.
A charge controller for the batteries as well as a power inverter are two other items that you're going to need to purchase to be able to use this electricity. Something you need to be aware of is the fact that the power inverter that you need will be depending upon exactly how much electricity you'll be using and the larger the inverter the more they are going to cost.
Normally, you are able to set up a little solar panel system, if you buy everything separately for about $1500 in order to get started. If you are one of the individuals who are not handy in any way, you will probably need someone to install the system for you, and this of course is something that will be an added expense.