Concerns with both increasing utility costs and a smaller carbon footprint are leading larger numbers of homeowners to investigate the benefits of installing solar panels on the roof. Sunpower offers sleek, black, high-efficiency residential solar panels that deliver superior results in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.
Although the initial financial output may be a bit daunting; calculating the economic return can help ease a case of sticker shock. Sunpower’s site provides a Solar Calculator feature to help potential clients analyze the cost of a residential roof installation, applicable tax credits and projected savings for their particular location.
Sunpower's success stories include a testimonial from a Saratoga, California homeowner with a 56-panel installation who saved 98% on his electric bill in first year, a Westport, Connecticut homeowner who saves 84% annually and a Los Gatos, California homeowner who enjoys a reduction of 83% per year.
A solar installation does not necessarily mean that you are “off the grid” - most residential installations work in conjunction with your local utility company. Total self-reliance requires the purchase of a battery set.
All-in-all, the long-term economic and environmental gains netted from a solar panels installation can be substantial. And just imagine how great it would feel to actually see your meter spin backwards for a change! Sunpower
Photos courtesy of SunpowerPosted by Debra Emmons on July 9, 2008 4:50 PM
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