Solar energy is quickly becoming a new way for families that are off the grid to enjoy the same luxuries that many families with electricity do. As the cost of running electricity to rural areas continues to increase, and the cost of installing renewable energy systems decreases, this is now the most cost effective option. Families that have yet to make the switch are often full of questions, and these are some of the things that they need to know before investing in this renewable energy source.
Most homeowners are under the impression that when they go with this form of energy, they will not have any power at night time or will need a secondary source when it is cloudy. While it is true that there is less energy coming in from the sun on cloudy days, and none at night time, there is no need to install a set of windmills just yet.
Solar batteries are often installed at the same time as a stand-alone system. These work by storing solar energy that is not used during the day. The majority of homes receive more than they will use, and this excess amount of solar energy can be reserved in these to help keep the home powered when it is not receiving energy from the sun, such as at night time.
This is not available in every area, but it is popular in some. As homes receive more energy, it is stored in the batteries first. Often, these will fill up, including any extra batteries, and then the extra energy simply goes to waste. Because of this, many people choose to keep an eye on them. Once most of them are full, and they have more than enough energy, they take some and sell it back to the grid for other individuals to buy. There are some fees that can be associated with selling solar energy, but it is definitely worth looking into for families that frequently wind up with more energy than they will ever use.
Having a backup generator just in case can, and does, give many families peace of mind. If the climate is a bit unpredictable, and there can be weeks of rain with little sunshine, there is a chance that the batteries can run dry. In this situation, families that do not have a back-up generator will be in a panic. Families that do have one handy, however, will be able to go about their day as they normally would until the sun comes back out and goes back to giving them the power that they need. Even a generator is not used frequently, it is much better to be safe than sorry in this case.
Enova Energy has been in business for over ten years, and they are proud to offer the latest stand-alone power systems for residential buildings, commercial buildings, motorhomes and caravans. A team of specialists are able to handle the most complicated installation projects. Years of experience guarantees that they can answer any and all questions, and they can help consumers decide which the best power system to meet their needs is.