Save Money By Installing a Solar Or Wind Power System Yourself

04
May

Choosing to rely on solar or wind power is one of the most economic things you can do for your new lifestyle, but many people don’t have the money to get these systems started – until now.

Have you ever considered installing a solar or wind power system by yourself? Let’s face it, since a solar power system can cost about $30,000 to get you started when a professional installs the system, you might like the idea of using alternative energy but lack the funding at the moment. This can take installing alternative energy systems out of reach for many people. Now, however, it’s easier than ever to cut costs and install these systems on your own.

Solar or wind
One of the toughest decisions you might have to make is whether to use solar or wind power for your alternative energy source. Your choice might be based on many things, but its a good idea to consider how much property you have, the direction your house faces (for solar panels) and how much energy you want to create.

If you have a lot of land, you might choose to use wind to power your home and solar panels to generate hot water for heating your home and give you hot water for showering, washing, etc. If you’re short on space or want to simplify the process, then you might be leaning toward solar power. This form of energy is becoming more and more popular and most people find that it’s extremely reliable.

When you’re making your choice you should also consider the ease of installation of the system. Of course this will depend on how many people you have to help you with the project and your level of experience, so be honest with yourself before you get started. You might also want to take into account how much power you would like to generate. For instance, if you’re interested in generating enough energy to power your whole home on most days and nights, you’ll have to install a much larger system than if you were interested in just offsetting some of the cost of your current electricity usage.

You’ve decided, now what?
Okay, so you’ve finally made your choice and decided that you’re going to take on this project. Good for you. Before you rush out and buy what you think you need, you’ll need to do a little planning. You’ll be surprised to find that you can actually take on and do a project such as this on your own, but first, you’re going to need some good instructions and – if you’re not overly handy – some help.

Installing a solar or wind power system can be complicated, which means that you’re going to need to get at least one person to help you. If you can, recruit someone who is familiar with wiring and electricity because you’re building a new energy source for your home and that will require wiring.

This is where it’s time to think about purchasing a kit to help you with your wind or solar power conversion. Most kits don’t contain supplies, so you’ll still have some costs there, but you’ll find that they come with excellent step by step instructions and some of the essentials for building a converter. Not sure which kit to choose? A kit that is recommended by solar or wind power experts is your best bet because it will contain what you need to get your alternative energy plan off the ground. You should also read plenty reviews before you commit to one kit so you have a good idea as to how complex the instructions are.

When you’re planning to install a solar or wind power system in your home, it’s also important to take it slow and don’t rush this project. Ultimately, when you take the time to do it right, you will not only save yourself thousands of dollars on the setup of an alternative power system, you’ll also save thousands of dollars on your power bills and that’s a worthwhile home improvement project.

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jasonjason – who has written posts on Home Tips Plus.
I'm a father of three, married and a home owner since 2006. I've worked in fixing up homes and rental properties.

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