Have you installed and use Solar Energy at home?

India
February 20, 2009 10:35am CST
With so much talk of pollution and environmental worries abounding, how many of us have gone in for solar energy? I do not find many households using solar power to power up their homes. It is high time that more and more people change over to solar power instead of depending on the electric power being supplied by the the government.
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• United States
21 Feb 09
i wish but i dont have the money to get the solar panels for my home.. and of course my state doesnt give a good reimbursement like others for people that do.. i really want them though
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@CatGods (4595)
• United States
20 Feb 09
we are currently renting so the option of solar power is non existent. But we do buy a house out in the country we will be going solar, wind and geothermal. Solar panels have come a long way in terms of efficiency, but they are still expensive to buy and then there is the building permit expense as well. Although solar would be cheaper in the long run, it's the initial expense that most people can't afford. It's allot easier for a person to come up with say 200 for a monthly utility bill than to come up with 2,000 to 5,000 for a solar panel.
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• India
20 Feb 09
NOt yet but i am thinking to use solar plant even for some normal household work like heating water,coocking rise and something else using solarcoocker.We all have to do this thing if we not started yet than energy or electricity sortage will happen in near future .we have to thinking......
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• Canada
20 Feb 09
Hello We have just bought a house...and we have been talking for a few years about how we would love to put solar on a house when we by it. We still want to do this, however it is expensive to start...in the long run it will say not only the enviornment, but also a whole lot of money. It will also up the resale value of the home. But we need to wait until we can afford to instal solor panels, or finaince them...which i would prefer not to do...becuase then you end up paying more for them in the long run becuase of interest and all that. So I think we are going to wait to save up a nice down payment, and then get the rest financed for 5 years or so. Because then we will be spending less in interest. Not only that but then it would pretty much be a replacement bill for hydro...and when it is paid off it will absolutely be worth it.
@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
22 Jun 09
That is the ideal thing to do but the thing right now with solar power technology is the price that this technology entails is a bit high and many average families could not afford to avail of this. I guess the manufacturers of this should find a way to make this technology affordable to many to be attractive to many households. If that would indeed happen I would be the first one to avail of such a technology that is green and would help the environment recuperate from the destruction this world has endured.
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
18 Mar 09
The solar power system is very expensive for me. The cost is very higher. I plan to buy a solar lantern or 2 to 3 lights with solar panel in the future. I am trying to save money for this. I have been loving the idea of solar energy very long time. I think if the solar systems were less expensive more people would have gone for solar system as it is free energy coming from the sunlight.