by Todd Ellner
September 21, 2017 Home Building

How many solar power facts do you know?

We agreed that it can help you cut down on your electricity bills. This is by far the most important benefit.

However, there is more to know about it.

Without further ado, here are 11 interesting facts about solar energy.


Solar power facts every homeowner should know.

1.Since 2016, the cost of solar energy was $0.12 per kilowatt, cheaper than other energy sources.

2. Solar power is known to be a free source of energy. Once you install the photovoltaic panels, the maintenance costs are low while returns are high.

3. Most solar panels feature a 25-year warranty. This means that you get to enjoy free maintenance in case something goes wrong.

4. Solar panels can increase the value of a home more than a kitchen renovation would. However, you can take the solar panels with you if you decide to sell your house.

5. Solar power is probably the most reliable source of energy. Harvesting this renewable source of energy depends on technology, location and costs.

6. The top six states in the US that generate the most solar energy are:

  • California
  • North Carolina
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Utah

7. The more people who choose to switch over to solar power, the greater the Earth’s ability to harness solar energy. It takes more than a neighborhood to cause an impact on the environment.

8. It takes about eight minutes for sunlight to reach the Earth, plus a few more seconds to make contact with solar panels.

9. In order to capture optimal sunlight, solar panels need to face south.

10. When it’s cloudy outside, there is a special battery you can use as a backup for your solar panel system.

11. Solar panels have the ability to improve air quality for humans as well as for the birds, fish, and mammals that are affected by pollution in a negative way.


Ready to give solar power a chance?

Today, our mission was to help you discover less known solar power facts.

However, our daily mission is more important. At Gialluisi Custom Homes, we want to help you build your dream home from scratch, just the way you want it.

Tip: Incorporating smart solutions, such as solar panels, is easier to be done in the building process.

You can choose to build your dream home on a lot you already own, or we can help you find one that you’ll love. We can even assist you in finding the right financing solution!

We are here to guide you every step of the way.

Call 908-206-4659 or click here to get in touch with one of our team members for more details.

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