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Using the sun as a source of heat is centuries old, but modern advances have made it possible to harness that energy in ways heretofore never imagined. The ancient Greeks believed that the sun was the god Helios and their houses were designed to utilize the power of sunshine.

Like most things in life, solar power has its advantages and disadvantages. For most, the advantages do outweigh the negatives both in terms of the impact on the wallet and the environment. Solar power is free and the technological advancements in the production of solar energy systems have made Woodland Hills solar power an energy source that is extremely cost-effective. Most systems require little if any maintenance, promise a life span of 30 to 40 years and offer a full warranty for at least 20 of those years.

Another advantage is the sleek look of the more modern panel systems, many of which lie directly on the roof indistinguishable from regular roofing materials. In 35 states, solar energy saves money because it can be fed back to the public utilities, which reduces the need for a storage system. Finally, solar energy systems can be tailored for particular needs. Outdoor lighting, for example, can easily be powered by solar energy and can eliminate all costs associated with outdoor lighting.

Solar energy also has its downside. The primary objection concerns its upfront cost. Although maintenance costs are next to nothing for the duration of a solar electric system, which could last up to 40 years, installation can be very pricey. Large solar energy systems can run anywhere from five to twenty thousand dollars. While this certainly isn’t cheap, state and federal governments have created significant ways to offset this cost. The federal government offers incentives in home loans. If you go solar, lenders will give you breaks under the Energy Efficient Mortgage or Energy Improvement Mortgage programs. The specific savings depend on the details of your home. Many state governments as well promote the use solar power by providing tax credits and rebates and offering net metering, a process that permits the user to sell excess solar energy to utilities.

Woodland Hills solar power as it converts from the solar radiation that strikes the earth every day is capable of meeting earth’s energy needs for an entire year,

How could it not be the wave of the future?

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