Going Solar

solar roofWith the costs of electricity soaring, the development of alternative energy sources is becoming a fast growing market. We all know that powering our homes in the summer or winter can be expensive, so why not reduce your consumption on traditional electricity and save money?

The Benefits

Solar panels are a great way to generate electricity for your home without having to rely on the big name electricity company that sends you large bills each month. Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular and many companies offer panels that are even pleasing to the eye.

Solar panels now come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any roof style. There are some that fit right in with clay tile, slate or metal roofing styles. Many other types blend into asphalt shingles and can be shaped to fit even the curviest of roof tops.

Many homeowners are surprised to find out that even a 10 x 10 foot set of solar panels can generate enough electricity to power the average American home for 24 hours. No more sitting in the dark during a storm, or waiting for the a/c or heat to return during crucial weather months. With solar panels, your home can be completely independent on its own electricity!


Solar panels can be more expensive to install than the traditional roof. However, there are companies out there exploring new ways to make it more affordable as well as local government incentives for installing solar panels.

Check your city and state for tax benefits and incentives for installing solar power systems for your home or business. An excellent resource for checking your area is http://www.dsireusa.org/.