For most people, the extent to which they are able to power their home with solar panels depends upon the amount of sunlight in your area, and specifically on your house. Most residents who qualify for solar panels will find that they produce ample electricity for their home.
Some homeowners may find that they produce excess power in the summer months, but not enough in the winter. If your state allows for “net metering”, you can actually sell your excess power back to your utility company during the sunny months, and they will credit towards power used in the winter.
Typically, even if you still purchase some power from the utility company, your combined costs of solar panels and your new electric bill will still be lower than your previous electric bill. This makes solar panels not only a good choice for the environment, but a financial decision that many homeowners simply can’t resist any longer. Want to see how much you can save? Enter your zip code here to see costs and incentives in your area.