This article is not about one life-changing invention. This article connects the dots between three different energy saving technologies that, when brought together, will change the world.
Confluence of energy saving technologies
If all these things were to play out as beautifully as they should, we would see consumer use of oil, coal, and natural gas as sources of energy drastically reduced; maybe even die off altogether.
Your house is a neat two-story house on a quiet street. Not too big, not too small. Let’s say this is the house in the next picture. We might as well, as this will be the house that all the numbers in this article are based on.
It is 1600 sq. ft. the house costs between $300,000 and $400,000. It is located on 3800 sq. ft. a lot of. It consumes about 7400 kWh/year at a cost of about $120 per month.
I want solar power. Where can I start?
The Sunroof project combines data from many sources and turns it into information that anyone can use. Just enter your street address and you will find out:
- If solar power is a good idea for you.
- How much electricity can the photovoltaic panels on your roof generate.
- Which funding plan makes sense for you.
- Who in your area can install it.
Data is currently limited to the San Francisco Bay Area in California and the Greater Boston Area in Massachusetts. But you know, Google. Soon they will cover the entire planet.
The Sunroof Project says you will save up to $32,000 with a solar PV system over the next 20 years at our facility. Pretty impressive for a $19,000 investment. This is a 68.42% return on investment. How are your shares doing?
It used to be tedious trying to figure out the best way to pay for your solar PV system. Is it worth taking a loan? Should I pay directly? Is there another option? The Sunroof project calculates this for you. At a glance, you can see which payment method will work best for you. They also list possible financiers or leasing companies in your area.
Finding someone to install your solar electrical system used to require detective skills. There weren’t many installers there, and they didn’t advertise very much. The Sunroof project will show you who is dealing with these systems in your area and give you an idea of their level of experience. If you wish, you can also send your contact information to these providers. Then, instead of trying to find them, they will come straight to you.
You have received solar energy now — where will you store it?
When the installer shows up with a plan and an offer, you can still pull away from the installation. If you want true power independence, you have a battery to store and maintain. Maybe it’s not for you after all. That would be nice, but you just don’t have to care anymore. Your house is already full.