16 Aug The Sun is Heating Up – Why Now is the Best Time to Go Solar
The warm weather has arrived! And when the sun heats up, so does your opportunity to maximize energy from your solar energy system.
With longer days and more sunshine, installing a solar system during the hottest times of the year allows you to take advantage of the longer days for maximum energy generation. Solar systems tend to over-produce electricity in the spring and summer months, allowing you to store more in your batteries or use it to offset your traditional energy bill.
Offset Aircon Costs
Because hotter days have the highest production rate for solar energy, installing your system will help you offset high energy bills associated with increased air conditioner use, resulting in substantial savings.
Hotter Days and even Hotter Housing Market
Right now is also the most popular season for buying real estate. If you have recently bought a new home, installing a solar system can help increase your property value before you have even moved in. In fact, most solar systems increase a home’s property value significantly more than the net cost of the system!
Take the Heat Off Your Maintenance
While solar panels don’t require much upkeep, it’s good to clean them off a couple of times a year, and warmer seasons make this a more manageable task. Also, this is a great time to take care of all kinds of home improvement projects and adding solar panels may just be one of the best ones you do!
Rainy Days? Not a Problem
Your rooftop solar energy system is designed to power you through all types of weather. If you have battery storage, you can power your home even when it’s cloudy. But your panels will be generating energy even on cloudy days, just maybe not as much as usual, so it’s always a good idea to have a backup battery. UV rays can go through the clouds, and just as you can still get a sunburn on a cloudy day, you can still power your home and all of the things you need energy for with solar.
Talk to an expert at Affordable Power Solutions about going solar while the sun’s at its brightest, so you can maximize your energy generation and see returns from day one.