What Does It Cost?
The best news of all is that apart from the initial installation costs, this energy source is practically free. With advances in technology making conversion from source to power far easier, another plus is with regards to solar energy house designs. These now can be styled to suit an individual the house or incorporated into the building plans. Other advantages are that it is eco-friendly and of course money saving. More efficient photovoltaic cells are widely available and batteries are cheaper and more effective at storage. The knock on effect is for easy set-up of more sophisticated systems.
What Preparation Do I Need?
One of the principal things to do before solar thermal power is installed, is to ensure to all roofs and hallways are insulated. Also changing lighting to energy efficient bulbs and learning to turn off appliances at the wall will all contribute to a reduction in the demand to solar energy provision.
Advantages V Disadvantages
Advantages of solar thermal power over other sources of renewable energy are that it has a lower effect on the environment than those such as wind power with it’s blades and noisy rotation and geo thermal plants which need a network of pipes on the ground in order to function.
If your home is in need of re-roofing or other types of maintenance, installation of solar thermal power can be taken advantage of at this time. For this type of power you don’t need to change structure, nor rewire your property. The only necessity is a flat area and a sheltered housing for battery storage, but these measurements are a few feet, nothing more. Assembly of solar panels can be done by the most basic handy person, they are light in weight and easily installed.
On the negative side, there are potential hazards involved with disposal of the storage batteries but if you take care and know how then this should not pose a problem. Upkeep costs are minimal compared with other power generation methods, even those using renewable energy.
Other popular reasons for solar panels are that their appearance is so attractive that solar panel construction plans are now often a routine part of house design to be part of modern architecture, if the buyer so chooses.
Cost of building a solar thermal power system is remarkably low. The obvious goals of incorporating solar energy into house designs are to reduce the energy bills and become self-sufficient with no need of supply from external energy supply.
Is It Reliable?
Solar thermal power has been utilised for years and can function in environments as diverse as Space. Even in the harshest and most isolated places in the world, small scale units can function effectively, they come to life in summer to provide power for communities who live without any other access to energy.
On semi-cloudy days, contrary to belief, enough solar thermal power can be generated to power the average home. Solar thermal power is clean energy with no pollution or other negative environmental effect during operation.
Finally, an increasing number of domestic users choose solar thermal energy as their preferred renewable energy option, due to the increase in demand the price of systems continues to fall.
Becoming more and more efficient, and far easier than ever to install and maintain, suppliers in local areas often have models which can demonstrate the features this type of energy produces, providing inspiring examples.
For the environmentally concerned property owner, or for those purely wanting to save money, solar energy house design is one which will secure an energy source which enables self-sufficiency together with the opportunity to still enjoy the comfort and security of your home for future generations.