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The Practical Nature of Solar Energy For Your Home

Chances are you’ve already heard quite a bit about the promise of solar energy. Does it sound too good to be true? Rest assured that solar energy is not a flash-in-the-pan ideal – it’s here to stay. In fact, enough sun rays fall to the earth’s surface every minute to meet the world’s energy demands for a year. Seriously! Solar energy is a natural resource that will not deplete. After all, the sun is expected to stick around for at least another 4.5 billion years. Talk about a solid investment in the future!

Banking on the sun is not like wishing on a star. It’s simple and practical, and it works. Here’s how the sun can work for you: A solar energy installer will visit your home and install solar panels on your roof, preferably facing south, with little to no shade, and ideally at a 30-degree angle. When the sun shines on your solar panels, the panels will absorb the sunlight (photons) and convert them into a direct electrical current. The electrons will flow out of the panels and into a small box called an inverter. The inverter functions as the brains of your solar system and converts the DC current into AC current, which is what your TV, laptop, fridge, and all other appliances around your house need in order to operate.

And you don’t have to worry about a lack of rays. If it’s a rainy day and you need more power than you can produce, your home will still be connected to the traditional power lines – so you won’t miss a minute of your favorite TV show. Even better, if you produce more electricity then you need, the excess goes back into the grid and the power grid will owe you money!

Sure, you’ll need to make an initial investment to install your solar system. But this country believes in the power of the sun, and is offering federal and even state-specific rebates worth thousands. Plus, by using alternative energy sources, you won’t have to be a victim of rising energy provider rates or a provider monopoly.

Solar energy is reasonable, affordable, and unbelievably practical. Save money by taking advantage of one of our greatest natural resources. And don’t forget to send me your questions so I can help you understand the specifics of the financial and environmental savings of solar, and get you connected with qualified energy installers in your state.

Get ready to soak up the sun! Get your customized solar savings report now.

~Raina Russo

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For Raina Brett Russo, taking care of the environment is a necessity, not an option. Having grown up in Israel, a place where conservation is required and solar hot water heating is the norm, Raina knows the importance of solar energy. Through her work with the EcoOutfitters.net team, Raina found a way to help grow the solar industry in a significant way. As the founder and host of #SolarChat, a bi-monthly "gathering" on Twitter, Raina and her team have created an engaged solar think-tank community that comes together regularly for collaboration and networking with the ultimate goal in mind of spreading the solar message.

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