Solar energy is growing in use by homeowners to reduce electricity bills, but the major factor that discourages many homeowners from switching is cost. While the price of solar panels has been reduced to nearly one-tenth of the original cost, to purchase a full setup it can still cost upwards of 20 to 30 thousand dollars.

Solar power is generally created by converting solar radiation into electricity. This solar power can then be converted to other types of energy to meet any of your household energy needs. This type of energy is extremely efficient and very environmentally friendly since it is renewable. Not only is it renewable, but there’s a surplus of solar energy available, and there will be for several million years.

There are two uses for solar radiation. It can be converted and used to warm-up homes and water, or converted into electricity. Heat given off into the air can warm-up an entire home, and water warmed by means of solar radiation has multiple uses, such as showering and cooking. Solar energy when converted into electricity has all the uses normal electricity has, and is a commonly used form of residential power.

Fossil fuels, particularly gas, are no longer a necessity when solar power is used to power your home. Personal solar panels can be purchased to generate free electricity. It’s recommended that expert help is used when setting up a brand new solar-power system, or at the bare minimumFree Web Content, reading a book on how to set it up.