Posted by Jeff on 12th Dec 2012
Solar panel costs have always been one of the major considerations of many. More than the price, home and business owners should think about how to maximize the technology to ensure every penny they spent is truly worthy.
One of the best choices is the grid-tie solar panel kit that costs less than $1,200. It already generates as much as 240 watts and 120 volts. The solar kit is also certified with UL1703 and 1741—a testament of its strength and ability to withstand some of the common environmental elements such as rain (compare that to some solar panels that easily malfunction when exposed even to the slightest pour).
Assembly is a breeze as well. Though it measures 12 feet long, it is still able to achieve stability with its bracket. Further, the solar panel kit is designed to be very easy and fast to set up you may be able to skip hiring a solar power consultant. Best of all, should you decide to go off the grid, you can buy as many of these panels as you prefer and save substantially through bulk discounts.
There is also the SolarPodTM, which is basically plug and play. It is as simple as attaching USB-based keyboard and mouse into your PC. The great thing about the system is it is easily integrated into your existing electrical system. Though the cost is roughly $4,000, one panel already powers numerous appliances, such as refrigerator and a basic media center. These are known to consume a lot of power. You can also add more panels whenever you deem fit by simply arranging them in a series. Around 4 panels, meanwhile, can already take you entirely off the grid. As a kit, it includes 4 solar panels at 230 watts each, cables, inverters, and mounting devices.