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Solar Guide: What You Need to Know About Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Solar energy is an affordable, clean and sustainable energy source. It is also quite versatile, and can be used for anything from providing electricity to your home, providing hot water and even heating your pool. Of course, one of the main reasons many people turn to solar energy in Savannah is the efficiency with which these systems work. Here is some important information for you to know about solar energy and energy efficiency, compliments of the solar experts here at AAction Air.

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems

If you’re interested in providing electricity to your home with solar energy, a photovoltaic system may be right for you. These systems make for very cost effective power, and are ideal for homes where it is inconvenient or expensive to use conventional power lines. The amount of electricity produced by you PV system does vary with access to light, of course, so it is important that you consider the amount of solar energy available for use in your area. You can install a stand-alone PV system, which is totally off the grid, or a connected system that can be backed up by your local electrical grid. Using solar energy is much more affordable than purchasing electricity, but there are a number of components necessary that can swell the initial cost and installation of these systems.

Passive Solar Systems

A passive solar system can minimize the amount of energy used in your home by reducing heating and cooling loads before meeting those reduced loads with solar energy. Heat is collected through south-facing windows and stored. This stored energy is then transferred and distributed in a few different ways. A passive solar energy system can greatly reduce your energy consumption, but your home must meet certain efficiency criteria and design specifications to make it worthwhile. It is important to discuss all of these points with a Savannah solar professional.

We hope this information is helpful. There is a lot of information to process when deciding if solar energy is right for your Savannah home, so don’t hesitate to ask questions. Call AAction Air if you are interested in installing a solar energy system in your home!

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