If you are considering going “green” but are worried about the cost of solar system installation, worry no more! You can have just what you need and want for a fraction of the cost of having professional installers cut your own solar wire. All it takes is a few easy steps to install 5KW solar system for less than the cost of a beer at the local tavern!

Installing solar systems can be pricey, but it’s not rocket science! Residential solar installations range from a modest 2kW to an enormous 25kWh (or more). Twenty-five is a large solar system (in terms of household needs) and quite a bit of electricity to boot! So if you’re serious about saving money and cutting your carbon footprint, consider building your own 5KW solar system for less than one third the price of hiring an installer to do it professionally.

To get started on your own 5KW solar system, start by calculating the number of peak hours per day that your home gets. For instance, during the daytime, the sun is up for hours and your system will generate electricity for days and nights. But if you use your house to park your car during the nighttime, you won’t be using the sun to power your electrical needs during peak periods. Peak period times for your home’s electricity usage are best determined during mid-afternoon or early evening when your home is not in direct sunlight but is still filled with light from bulbs or other forms of lighting.

After you’ve determined peak periods for your home’s electricity consumption, calculate the number of watts needed to power your lights, computers, air conditioning and other small electrical needs. You may have to make some changes to your lifestyle, such as lowering your thermostat, reducing the amount of electricity used from appliances and turning off lights when not in use. But the biggest adjustment maybe switching to a smaller, lower wattage solar power system. By doing this, your current 5KW solar system produces enough energy to meet your needs during the night and in the middle of the day, allowing you to save money on your electric bill, even as you increase your home’s electricity usage overall. With the right solar cells and instructions, you can easily build a solar power system that can supply the power your home needs at peak times no matter what time of day they happen.

You may also consider increasing your home’s overall electricity consumption. If your current setup allows you to, you can use your existing energy sources to produce more electricity than you currently need, giving you, even more, kilowatt-hours of energy free electricity each month. In fact, by building a 5KW solar system with multiple solar panels on a single roof, you can provide enough energy to fully charge your batteries. The extra energy you use gives you added capacity for future energy needs, as well as an emergency backup source of energy in the event of a blackout. With today’s power needs, this backup electricity source is becoming increasingly important, and the installation of a 5KW solar system with batteries will help you reduce your energy costs and increase your home’s energy production.

In addition to reducing or eliminating your monthly electricity bill, you’ll also find that installing a solar panel’s system can help you contribute to helping the environment. The energy that is produced by solar panels is 100% clean energy, so you will be contributing to less pollution than you would by using your traditional method of energy production. Plus, you’ll be making a strong investment in your future by taking advantage of a free source of renewable energy that won’t run out. By installing just one or two solar panels, you can significantly reduce your energy bills while protecting the environment and your savings for years to come.