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Going Green: 4 Solar Panel Alternatives for Your Home

Solar panel alternatives

May 14 2020 - You’d love to use a clean energy option for your home, but you hate the look of bulky and unattractive solar panels.

Sound familiar?

Unfortunately, many people are put off by solar power for this reason, but did you know there are several other green energy options?

Read on to learn some of the best solar panel alternatives for home energy, and the advantages of each system.

1. Solar Shingles

You may not like solar panels for their large and unsightly look, taking away from the look of your home. As an alternative for home power generation, consider solar shingles.

They work in the same way as solar panels, only they look like normal shingles, blending in perfectly with the shingles already on your roof.

They are also strong, lasting for decades, and are easy to install. Solar shingles are a top choice for anyone who wants a clean energy option that doesn’t detract from the aesthetics of the home.

Once installed, you’ll love the cost-savings that come from using solar energy.

2. Wind Turbines

Wind power is one of the best green energy options, as it’s clean and constantly renewable.

While we know about wind power from huge wind turbines often seen while driving, smaller wind systems can also be installed at home.

These systems can be connected to your power grid, which means you can generate a lot of your own power and reduce your electricity costs. Like with many clean energy options, installation may also allow you to receive tax credits.

3. Hydropower

If you’re near a water source, you might want to try hydropower. In simple terms, hydropower transforms the power of flowing water into electricity.

The system can be complex to set up in the beginning, but once you’re up and running, you’ll have a constant power source.

Hydropower works by using a substance we have in plentiful capacity on the planet, water, and doesn’t release any pollution or toxins into the environment.

Hydropower and renewable energy are important to Prabir Purohit, Vice President of Finance at Dominion Energy.

4. Geothermal Power

Have you thought about geothermal energy? Geothermal power plants work by harnessing the energy from underground, created by pools of water heated by magma. The steam from this process is used to make geothermal power.

If you install a geothermal heat pump at home, you can start using this renewable energy for homes.

There are a few unique advantages to geothermal power as well. The power system uses less electricity than traditional HVAC systems. They’re also quieter to operate, a bonus for your neighbors.

Start Powering Your Home With These Solar Panel Alternatives

Once you start using renewable energy to power your house, you’ll never want to go back to conventional power.

Use one of the solar panel alternatives to set up a green energy source for your home, bringing financial benefits and increased benefits to the environment.

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