To many, how solar energy works seems like something out of a science fiction movie. But in reality we have been using solar energy since the dawn of time. Humanity has used it to make building materials, dry food and clothes, light our homes, cook food, purify water supplies, make fire and even to produce electricity. The process of turning solar power into usable electricity to power your home is an increasingly becoming more than just a novel idea. Energy prices are getting higher and people are looking for sustainable ways to cut on utility bills as well as save money.
The major components of a solar energy system are:
A solar power system in addition to energy efficient roofing will help you reduce energy costs.
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