Popular alternative energy systems include wind, solar, and geothermal. After examining each, solar appears to be the most practical for the greatest number of people for a variety of reasons. Verengo Solar can show you just how practical a solar energy system can be for your needs.
All three energy systems operate for free after investing in up front costs to build the system. Energy systems using the wind have moving parts and thus associated maintenance costs which solar energy systems do not since they have no moving parts. Geothermal systems also have related maintenance costs. The average residential wind turbine has a twenty year life expectancy while a solar energy system can last up to one hundred years with minimal maintenance. Geothermal systems average lifespan is about thirty years.
Most residential geothermal systems do not generate electricity but are used to heat and cool a home which can significantly reduce electricity usage and bills. Because the earth absorbs and stores a large amount of solar energy geothermal systems can tap into that stored energy. The most common method is burying a field of pipes several feet below the frost line where the temperature is a constant 50 degrees or more and then running water through them. In the winter the heat from the ground is absorbed by the water in the pipes and exchanged in the house as heat. In the summer the process is reversed where heat from inside the home is exchanged back into the ground.
Solar energy systems rely on sunlight and wind turbines rely on the wind. Depending on where you live, there may be long periods of calm which would render your wind turbine impractical. By the same token you want to live in an area that has maximum sunshine. A cloudy rainy environment would make a solar energy system impractical.
Fortunately California has lots of long sunny days which make a Verengo solar energy system a great choice for residential use. The installation process for solar panels on the roof of your home is fairly easy. Mounts are attached to roof rafters with bolts every three or four feet, then metal rails are attached to the mounts. Finally, the solar panels are attached to the metal rails. Three to six inches of clearance is required between the roof and the solar panels for air flow which will help your panels operate most efficiently.
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About Verengo Solar
Verengo Inc. has changed the way America thinks about solar! Verengo ranked #1 on the Solar Power World list of Top Residential Solar Contractors in the U.S.1, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and consistently maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company markets, sells and installs solar photovoltaic systems, which enable homeowners to save money on their electricity bills and replace dirty electricity with clean, renewable energy. Verengo has grown 700% over the past 4 years and has added 900 new employees over that period. A recent survey found that 92% of Verengo customers would refer the company to their friends and family. The company has earned this recognition and customer satisfaction by making solar easy and affordable for its customers and delivering superior customer service.
1.Source: Solar Power World. Verengo operates exclusively in the residential solar sector.