Solar Power | How You Can Beat The Odds On Solar – Article Dashboard
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Solar Power | How You Can Beat The Odds On Solar – Article Dashboard

For instance, in the past, the only way you could install solar in your home was to have it roof-mounted, spend a huge cash outlay, buy them from a solar photovoltaic retail firm, and have the entire project contracted.

This method, while it works, was cost-prohibitive, and you usually had to go into debt to become a solar powered household.

Today, you do not have to go into debt. You do not have to have an engineering/science degree. You do not have to necessarily buy top-of-the-line factory products to get your home going with full power from the sun. You do not have to contract it at all.

You can do it yourself. Yes, you can install solar photovoltaic panels yourself. Later, if you want, you can even add wind power. Most folks who are going the cash-and-carry do-it-yourself solar panel installation are finding that it is meeting all of their power needs.

Does this mean that you will not have to modify anything in your daily usage of electricity? Oh, I think that we all know that changing our method of electricity usage can make us more efficient, and smarter about how we use energy. For instance, do you really need to heat your hot water tank from Midnight to 4 am? That is the kind of modification I am talking about. You could stop diverting stored energy to appliances like a hot water tank during off-peak hours.

Suppose you could read an ebook, watch a few videos, get a little information, and a few supplies and tools, and do the entire solar panel installation project for pennies on the dollar?

You would not go into debt. You could do it the way it needs to be done. You could sense the pride that comes from providing for yourself the money that would normally go to a utility company. You can build solar power plants by following detailed instructions, and all without having to be the next great mechanical wizard.

First of all, if you are the type that wants to get away from the crowded, loud, imposing city, then you will definitely want to find some land where you can implement your solar powered dreams. Did you know that land that is off-grid, that is, land that does not have telephone poles going up to it, is a lot cheaper than land that does have supplied power going to it? Did you know that land that is typically off-grid also has lower property taxes? Most of the time, those lands do not fall into a school district property taxing authority because NOBODY lives there. So look at it this way, when you implement your solar power project in a place like that, you not only save money on electricity, but you also save a ton of money on land cost and property taxes!

That sounds like an ideal plan to me.

That is the route I am going to take.

What about you? Have you had enough yet? Do you realize how much worse it is likely to get in the city?

When the resources start dwindling and the jobs become more scarce in town, those who have had their hand out looking for a favor will only become more demanding.

I do not know about you, but I am not planning on hanging around to make sure Johnny Do-Nothing is going to be ok anymore.

It is time for him to work, just like I have had to work my entire life.

The only difference in our work now, yours and mine, is that we are going to do all this work for ourselves.

WE are going to reap our own benefits from now on.

WE are going to provide our own electricity and save ourselves thousands of dollars from now on.

Yes. I get excited just thinking about it.

About the Author:

By: daretoescape

Alex spent a lot of time living in the country, but then found himself trapped in the city for decades. He writes about self-reliance and living off-grid in the wilderness. His articles are reminiscent of Thoreau, but practical enough for modern times.

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