Stick it where the sun DOES shine!

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Real Estate Agent with McBride Kelly & Associates Realty SL3265685

      Home owners are always looking for a way to enhance their homes, but want to save money at the same time. No matter where you live in the world that the sun shines down on your home, solar panels can be installed. Say what you will about solar panels, but they are without a doubt amid the breakthrough inventions of the century! There are homes that are completely self-sufficient on energy due to solar panels! And a lot of governments around the gloge are consumers and suppliers 'grants' to help with the costs of installing solar panels.

 

      Although recognized as a new source of energy, their evaluations and concepts date back as far as 1839. French physicist Antoine-Caesar extremely studied the first stages of this investigation. Charles Fritts would later produce the research in 1883. Finally leading to the first solar panel invented in 1941 by Russel Ohl. WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO REACH THE CONSUMERS?

 

 

      Solar Panels work by accumulating energy from solar rays dispersed by the sun and then converts it into electricity (the photovoltaic effect.) These panels have to be linked, NOT BROKEN, and secure from moisture to work properly. Right now current solar panels are struggling to convert 15% of the light weight they're carrying. In the future we're looking upwards of 50% but it looks like that may be years off.  And costs to install and maintain have dimished compared to the last several decades. Which I believe will continue to drop as technology advances at the rapid rate it has been!   

 

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Comments (5)

Pam Graham
All Real Estate Options - Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville, Clay & St Johns Counties

I would love to see the cost continue to drop, as right now, I'm not convinced they are a good investment for the majority of people. I have read of people who installed them and their electric companies were sending them a check each month. That would be sweet.

Aug 22, 2013 10:25 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Kenrick, many new development in Venice area are going green. "Solar Tsunami" in Florida.

Aug 24, 2013 08:48 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Kenrick Solar panels are so important this is a great blog post. We all need to use alternate ways of obtaining energy and stay green. We only have one planet and we must protect it. This idea also saves money in the long run. If you did well enough with them you could even add power back to the grid.

Aug 27, 2013 12:30 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Kenrick,

A great GREEN product but still so far out of reach (price) for the average consumer.  As technology advances bring the cost down, solar will be an even better GREEN resource.

Aug 27, 2013 10:03 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL
Kendrick, My neighbors have them and love going on line watching the energy bank, especially here in Florida, it is a great bet!
Aug 30, 2013 11:30 AM

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