Spotlight on: SolarWorld
As solar technology becomes more refined and affordable, many homeowners are considering implementing some means of solar power to offset their use of traditional power sources or replace them completely. This trend is causing formerly commercial-based solar energy technology companies to include products for the average consumer in their product lines.
SolarWorld is one such company. For over 35 years, SolarWorld has been the United States’ leading solar-power producer and solar panel manufacturer. From the headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon, the company maintains over 500 megawatts of photovoltaic cell capacity, supplying solar power to the United States, Canada, and Latin America. This campus also acts as the company’s hub and has offices that handle marketing, production, and distribution of individual solar panels for the home and commercial use.
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Why bother with solar energy from SolarWorld?
- Energy costs are on the rise, and if you begin to use solar energy rather than traditional energy, you lock in your energy costs while your friends and neighbors see their bills go up each month.
- You can save money now. As soon as you install your new panels, your energy bill will decrease–leaving more money in your bank account at the end of the month.
- Homes that utilize solar energy are in high demand in many areas of the United States. This means that by installing a solar energy system you increase the resale value of your home,
- Finally, solar energy is clean and infinite. Don’t you want to reduce your carbon footprint?
Options for home solar energy systems
SolarWorld offers two systems for homeowners who wish to utilize solar energy: rooftop installation and ground installation. You can utilize one or both. It’s up to you.
Rooftop installation is a common choice among many homeowners. Modern solar panels are both light and efficient, and most homes provide ample room for enough panels to meet the average consumer’s needs. These panels can be installed on flat or sloped roofs and come in silver and black.
Ground systems are used by homeowners who need to generate more power than can be generated with only rooftop solar panels. They feature the same efficient, lightweight, and durable panels as rooftop installations and can be mounted at a variety of heights and contours.
Financing your new solar energy system
If you cannot afford to purchase your new system directly from SolarWorld, don’t let that stop you from earning an average of eight to ten percent per year return on investment. Many private banks and credit unions are now willing to finance the installation of solar energy systems because they realize what a great investment they truly are.