Is it worth installing a solar energy system at home? Part 4

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This is the continuation of the post Is it worth installing a solar energy system at home? Part 3, which we invite you to read.

We continue with the analysis of each of the disadvantages presented by the solar energy system. At the same time, we propose the best solution for each one. Let’s take a look!

Disadvantage: Electricity generation is very low on cloudy days and non-existent during the nights

solar energy system with light and shadow

To address this issue, you can install solar batteries, which are sized to provide you with an average of 72 hours of electricity. When solar panels are unable to generate the necessary energy.

You should be aware that this entails an additional cost, which is relatively minor compared to the energy savings and benefits involved.

In our article titled Batteries in solar energy systems we provide you with all the information you need about them.

Disadvantage: Shadows on the panels reduce the effectiveness of the solar energy system

cloud cover blocking the sun from the solar panel

You must ensure to choose an area that receives sunlight for the most hours during the day. Also, you should check throughout the day if shadows are cast upon it.

Keep in mind that if shadows can be eliminated through simple maintenance, such as pruning trees or bushes, they won’t pose a significant problem.

But if they are caused by structures such as walls, buildings, mountains, or elements that cannot be relocated or adjusted, then it’s best to look for another location to install the solar panels.

Another option is to divide the solar panels into multiple surfaces, thereby avoiding shadows while still utilizing available areas.

Now that we’ve seen the proposed solutions to the disadvantages of installing photovoltaic systems at home, let’s see how our tests turned out.

Conducted Tests

The best test is that I have a 2000 W photovoltaic system installed in my house. It has the potential to grow up to around 2400 W, leaving a 20% reserve, which equals 600 W.

All of this is because it consists of 10 solar panels, each with a capacity of 300 W. I have connected this solar system as an alternative source of electricity, meaning I use it only in emergency situations.

I chose this type of connection because I also had my doubts about the solar energy system for my house.

So far, everything has been fantastic for me. I also find it amusing to see the electricity rationing in my country, because when the grid fails, all I have to do is flip a switch to have normal electricity.

Now, I’ve become the envy of the neighborhood where I live. Moreover, I use it more frequently, which has resulted in a significant reduction in my electricity bills. The cost-benefit ratio is impressive.

With these results, I’m planning to use solar energy as the primary source of electricity for my home in the near future. This way, I’ll contribute to energy savings, which also impacts environmental conservation.

In other words, I’m planning to use solar energy on a daily basis and keep grid electricity as a backup for unlikely emergencies.

Our verdict

Based on all of the above, I believe that the necessary investment is well justified. Therefore, I conclude that it is worth installing a solar energy system at home.

I base this decision on its reliability, as it is an inexhaustible source of energy, its sustainability, and its eco-friendliness. Similarly, it enables significant energy and economic savings, as well as a rapid return on investment.

All of these reasons far outweigh its potential drawbacks.

Remember that in order to get all its benefits, you must use quality equipment and materials and an installation company with competent personnel.

If you have any opinions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments, and if you have any lingering questions, don’t hesitate to ask! We’ll be more than happy to respond.

This concludes our series of articles on Is it worth installing a solar power system at home?. But before we say goodbye, we want to invite you to explore our content on energydcac.

It will certainly provide you with valuable insights as you delve deeper into solar energy and other topics in the field of electricity.

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