If you are interested in installing solar panels for your home you need to consider whether to hire a company to do the work for you or if you prefer to do the work yourself. Just like anything else, there are advantages and disadvantages to both.
There are so many advantages of solar energy that we could never list them all here but if you are ready to install solar panels in your home you are probably already well aware of them. They certainly will save you money but what is the best way to go about getting them? While a company can easily come and professionally install them for you, it will cost you tens of thousands of dollars more. Though it’s true that they already know what they are doing and will go through the process of securing the necessary permits and permission from the city so if you can afford to do it and don’t want the hassle, it may be well worth it to you to simply hire it done. Not to mention, there are government grants and incentive programs that can drastically reduce that cost for you.
If there is no way to ever fit such a thing into your budget, you can opt for DIY solar panels. There are numerous Internet sites that give you detailed step by step instructions for constructing your own solar panels for a mere fraction of the cost of hiring a company. Many of these claim that you can build yours for no more than $200! Though relatively simple to do, you should be aware that they could affect any homeowner’s insurance or property insurance that you may have. Though that may be an acceptable risk to you, you should still check into it and know the details before undertaking a project of that magnitude. You will also need to know about your city’s safety codes and secure any permits you might need.
Whichever way you choose to go, solar power will save you money and is great for the environment. There is never a bad time to go green!