Solar Panels: A Home Solar Solution
The rising cost of your home’s electricity can make solar panels an appealing option. As more and more homeowners choose to power their homes with solar energy, the technology continues to develop. Whether you’re considering solar panels or are interested in learning more about what they are and how they work, SPG Roofing & Exteriors can be your guide. We can help you make an informed decision to get the most out of our solar solutions.
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What Are Solar Panels?
Solar panels, made from photovoltaic cells, harness the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity to power your home. Solar panels are sleek and durable and are placed on top of your roof in different formations. You can choose the number of solar panels you would like, which can be determined by what you wish to use the energy harnessed by them for. If you wish to power your entire house, then you’ll need more panels than if you were to want them to be for a small portion of your home or certain circumstances such as power outages.
How Do Solar Panels Work?
Solar panels collect clean, renewable energy from the sun and convert it into usable electricity. The panels absorb the photons that are being gathered from direct sunlight. As the photons are absorbed, an electric current is initiated. The process of the electric current being initiated is called the Photovoltaic Effect.
SPG Roofing & Exterior’s solar panels are equipped with battery storage which allows the energy to be stored during the day to be used during the night. This feature is specialized and may not be available from other solar panel sellers in the Indianapolis area.
All solar panels meet international testing and inspection standards, so you never need to worry about whether they’re safe or not. Our team is qualified and fully capable of installing the panels properly and securely. We can also work with you to determine how many solar panels your home needs.
What Are The Benefits?
One of the main benefits of installing solar panels and switching your home to clean energy is utility savings. Your utility bill will decrease significantly since your home will essentially produce its electricity. While solar panels can seem like a hefty investment at first, most homeowners view the savings associated with them as incentive enough and a way to get back on the investment.
Becoming entirely energy independent allows you to no longer be dependent on local electricity companies such as AES Indiana, formerly known as IPL, and Duke Energy. This is especially beneficial when Indiana storms hit hard, causing a power outage. You will be able to use your stored energy from the solar panels to power your home, so you no longer need to wait for the electric company to get the power back on.
There are significant financial and government tax breaks given to those homeowners who switch to solar panels. The state of Indiana offers several financial incentives that can help homeowners make the switch to solar energy. Some laws in place include net metering and solar easement laws.
Net metering essentially allows you to send energy back to your area’s electric grid for credits. These credits can then be used on a rainy or cloudy day when there is a lack of sunlight converted to energy. Solar easement laws give property owners legal protection and access to direct sunlight.
The tax benefits include the renewable energy property tax exemption, the Indiana sales tax exemption, and the federal solar tax credit. These tax exemptions and credits allow for partial subsidization of the solar panels you have installed.
The installation of solar panels can, both directly and indirectly, affect the value of your home. Solar panels directly increase your home equity. In addition, the money you save on energy can be used to invest in other areas of your home or property to increase the home’s value as well.
Switching your home to solar energy is a responsible investment, not only for you but for the environment as well. Solar energy combats greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels. Using renewable resource improve public health.
Solar Panels Vs. Solar Roof
Solar panels and solar roofs are the two solar solutions that SPG Roofing & Exteriors offers. Each has its benefits and things that separate them from the other. The main difference between solar panels and a solar roof is easy to point out. Solar panels are individual panels and can be placed right on your existing roof, whereas a solar roof comprises solar shingles that make up your entire roof, just as regular shingles would.
Installation and purchase of a solar roof is also a considerably larger investment than solar panels are. However, the cost of each is dependent on what your property and house are capable of supporting. Solar panels are also easier than a solar roof installation overall.
Solar panels are also more flexible than solar roofs, meaning you can’t move a solar roof once it is installed, while solar panels can be shifted if needed and can potentially be taken with you if you move. Solar panels are a good choice when easing into solar energy.
The Next Steps
Once you’ve decided you’re interested in a solar solution such as solar panels, you can contact SPG Roofing & Exteriors to start the buying and installation process. SPG Roofing & Exteriors can install all types of solar panels. As an end-to-end solar panel provider for the sale and installation of solar panels, we strive to be the state’s top solar panel experts.
Our team is trained and certified to conduct the sale of solar panels and a proper installation so you can get your clean energy as soon as possible. Using our drone technology, we can fully assess your roof. From there, we can work with you to establish the number of panels needed and the configuration the panels will go on your roof in. SPG Roofing & Exterior’s team will then be able to get working on the production and installation of your solar panels so you can start using clean energy.