Electrical Gremlins And Old Homes

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Electrical Gremlins And Old Homes

When I bought an old house because I fell in love with the charm, I was completely unprepared for some of the issues that come along with homes of that age. One of the biggest surprises to me was the electrical issues I experienced. Everything from having to unplug everything in the kitchen to use a compressor in the garage to tripped breakers from a single air conditioner left me frustrated and confused. I called an electrician and learned a lot during his inspection. If you are thinking about buying an old house, this blog is for you. I hope that my knowledge and first-hand experience can help you avoid some of the disasters that I faced.


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A Look At Bifacial Solar Panels

If you are interested in enhancing your home to be fully or partially powered by solar energy, you will want to go further than simply understanding that you will need solar panels. There are several manufacturers, designs, and installation options. Knowing what is available can help to ensure that you make an investment that will satisfy you for a long time. 

In the past, solar panels were only available with single-sided solar cells. These installation options were more commonly installed on commercial buildings and homes. Advancements in solar energy technology have made it possible for virtually all building types to harness some form of solar energy technology as a power source. Today single-sided solar panels remain on the market and are highly sought for commercial and residential properties. However, there is also an advanced alternative referred to as bifacial solar panels. These panels are dual-sided with solar energy cells making them more powerful. The following points will help you understand this innovative panel option. 

Improved Power Performance

Think of it as getting double solar energy cells on each panel. This is because the energy cells will be in place on both sides of each panel. This does not mean that you will get double the power of a single-sided solar panel because there are other factors that will affect the actual output. However, you can expect bifacial solar panels to produce more energy than traditional solar panels.

Alternative Back-up Options

You can opt for further enhancements ensuring the most available output. Choose to have bifacial solar panels installed with battery back-ups. The batteries will also be fueled by the sun but will only activate when your panel energy cells are weak. This feature can be a layer of security for individuals who want to solely rely on solar energy and eliminate needing an electrical provider.

Potential to Harness Energy Twice Daily

You can choose a solar energy installation option that allows you to take advantage of harnessing energy when the sun rises on one side of your property and sets on the other side. The electrician can utilize a tilted type of installation to ensure maximum sunlight exposure and improve the performance of the bifacial solar panels. 

An electrician is a good resource to use to understand more about solar technology. They will likely have a portfolio of previous projects and can explain your installation options based on your property layout and other factors. If you have budget concerns, they may be aware of financing options and tax breaks or other money-saving perks. The rising costs of traditional electricity make it sensible to consider how much money you will save by not needing traditional electricity or rarely needing to use it as a backup. Contact a solar panel company for more information.