Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Using Solar Power For Your Cabin In The Woods
Having a vacation cabin is a great way to get away from the stresses of life and enjoy the beauty of nature. The problem is that many of these cabins are in places that do not have access to the power grid.
You don't need to worry about this because there is an answer to this problem. The solution to this problem is solar power. Solar power can supply your cabin with all the energy you need and will save you the expense of having a power bill at your vacation cabin.
The first step in getting solar power on your cabin is to assess how much energy you will need. Are you going to need heat and cooling in your cabin? Do you really need a clothes dryer at your cabin or can you hang your laundry out to dry?
After you know how much power you will be using, you need to search for some quality panels and dealers. You can install the system yourself, but wiring the cabin and installing the panels can be too complicated and require special tools that the average homeowner will not be skilled enough to use.
You need to use common sense when hiring a contractor to install your solar panels.
When you decide on the contractor and types of panels you will need, think about adding a solar water heater. These systems are usually much smaller than the power systems and will reduce the power drain on the solar panels. It is a great addition to your solar powered cabin and can be done for a minimal cost.