What’s New in Home Solar Technology

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If there’s one thing that’s consistent in home solar technology, it’s that it’s always evolving. Innovations and advances are being made at a tremendously fast pace, making home solar systems more desirable than ever. Here are a few technologies that may be of particular interest to homeowners today.

Solar Skin Design

One of the major deterrents for homeowners to consider solar panels is that they’ve historically been unsightly. This is changing. There are now several companies making great strides in improving the aesthetics of solar panels – even creating them to have a customized look.

Solar Storage Batteries

Solar power storage is growing in popularity for good reason. It can enable greatly reduced reliance on power from utilities and even completely off-grid capabilities. Tesla continues to lead the way with several storage products, including one for residential use. Although solar storage is a relatively costly product, the price is starting to drop as demand and production increases. Look for more and lesser priced options in the near future.

Solar Tracking Mounts

For homeowners that don’t have suitable roofs for solar panels, ground mounted solar has become an option. PV tracking systems tilt and shift automatically to best match the location of the sun. With tracking, grounded solar panels can maximize electricity production.

Greater Solar Panel Efficiency

New advances in solar cells are dramatically improving the efficiencies of solar panels. Perovskite solar cells, which are just starting to be introduced, offer up to 20 percent greater efficiency. Improvements in solar efficiency are expected to continue to increase, leading to lower solar costs and greater benefits for homeowners.

From improved storage and greater efficiency to better looking panels, it’s clear that solar technology is becoming even more homeowner-friendly. Want to learn more about how you can leverage the benefits of solar? Call Cool Blew Solar today at 623-234-2836.