Types of Solar Paneling

Despite all the different types of solar paneling that now exist, there are still a large majority of people who think of solar power and picture heavy, bulky panels that lie ugly against the landscape. While this was the case while solar panels were still in the experimental phase, it may shock people to learn that there are many new and interesting types of panels that can actually enhance the look of a home and increase its selling value. Here are just a few examples of the different elements available with today’s solar paneling.

Design: Gone are the days when solar paneling was the making of an unsightly home, many panels today are designed to fit the look of the house and even blend in with the existing building materials. Not only are different colors available, but the shape and material can differ to give the consumer extra flexibility with their paneling choices.

Mobility: Buyers now have a choice of the type of solar panel they can buy depending on their needs and the location of where the panels will be used. Portable kits allow those who regularly travel or need to generate power on the move to transport their kits and set them up easily. Some scientists predict that we are only years away from creating solutions which can be applied to existing surfaces to transform them into solar power devices.

Quantity: Companies manufacturing solar devices are becoming increasingly aware that consumers are often homeowners, and that this is no longer a business for only those who are willing to buy in bulk. Kits can now be bought online and shipped direct to the individual at a fraction of the cost that would normally be applied to a much bigger shipment, and individual units can be purchased, making this great for those who want to expand their solar paneling as their needs for more energy increase.

Accessories: Not only is solar power becoming more accurate and efficient than before, but there are now even bigger ranges of accessories that can help make even more of an existing solar paneling set up. This includes monitors and analytic devices, back-up batteries and maintenance equipment. The growing availability and development of these accessories means that people with no previous experience of solar power can analyze their needs for this type of power and maintain the devices in a way that protects them and helps them last longer.