Do you have solar panels or are you thinking about purchasing them? You may have to change your energy use routine to make the most of your free electricity from your solar panels if you have solar power in Tucson. You’ll want to know what you can do to make the most of your energy use, so you can save money and live a greener lifestyle. There are certainly benefits to using solar panels if you know how to get the most out of them. Here are the basics and some tips and tricks to make the most of your solar panels.
With solar panels, sunlight is converted into energy and this is basically free electricity once the cost of the panels has been taken into account. You get more energy during optimal conditions. This would mean the panels should be facing more or less south. Also, the panels should not be shaded. In addition, you should hope for a sunny day (which we have plenty of in Tucson!).
You may want to plan your energy use ahead of time. On a sunny day in June, you will generate more power than a cloudy day in December. You can expect on average to generate 1000W per day. A typical low energy light bulb uses 15W, a refrigerator uses 100W, a laptop 150W, microwave oven 750W, and a washer 2000W, so this must be taken into account.
There’s an inverter that comes with your panels which converts electricity from the panels into the form that can be used by appliances. If you know how many watts your appliances use, you’ll be able to check your inverter and then choose how to make the most of your free electricity. But of course, this shows the output at that time, which may change with weather conditions.
There are some other tips and tricks which can help you make the most of your panels. Consider cooking your evening meal during the day and use a slow cooker or crock pot. Make more use of your microwave and consider using it for cooking side dishes and vegetables. Save washing, drying, and ironing for good power generating days. Vacuum when the sun is shining. Stagger the use of appliances, and replace the old ones. Charge phones, toothbrushes, and anything else that needs charging during the day. Consider drying laundry outside on a clothesline.
You’ve invested money in purchasing solar panels or perhaps you are just thinking about it. To make the most of your purchase, you’ll want to follow these basic principles as well as the tips and tricks to get the most for your money. Don’t let your free power go to waste. Make the most of it. You’ll be glad you did with the money you save. You’ll be living an efficient, greener lifestyle in no time. Stop paying so much for electricity and invest in some solar panels today.
Alice has many years of knowledge as a real estate agent. Now she works as a consultant to other real estate professional. If any of our reader’s has any query, suggestion, you can contact through this blog.
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