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The Advantages of Using Solar Energy for Your Home

Solar panels are quickly growing in popularity across the globe. Powered by a renewable resource (the sun), solar panels provide a limitless supply of energy with lower electricity costs, leave a minimal carbon footprint, and run everything requiring electricity in your home with top performance.

solar panels on roof protected from wildlife by line guards and pole guards

As more homeowners make the choice to “go green" with solar panels, it has become clear that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. In fact, the disadvantages are more related to environmental damage than to actual performance and these damages can be easily prevented with Critter Guard’s Line Guard and Pole Guard systems.

Benefits Of Solar Panels

The first silicon solar cells were manufactured in 1954 and provided four percent efficiency. This jumped to 14 percent when the space industry got involved. Once solar panels became a favorite alternative residential energy source, most began to produce energy with 15 to 18 percent efficiency. Some advantages of these green power sources include:

  • Solar panels are pollution-free, emitting no greenhouse gases after installation.
  • Rather than depending on fossil fuels, they rely on direct or indirect light produced by the sun and can provide power even on cloudy days.
  • Once installed, energy costs will be reduced tremendously.
  • The panels last more than 30 years with minimal maintenance.
  • They can be installed almost anywhere on your home or property.
  • Batteries are used to store extra energy for nighttime use.

Wildlife And Solar Panels

Typically, solar panels are installed on the roof of a home, leaving them exposed to weather and local wildlife. Squirrels are the worst culprits as they tend to chew through the wiring, leading to power loss and the cost of repairs.

At Critter Guard, we are familiar with how wild animals can disturb your solar system. Our Line Guard and Pole Guard systems prevent squirrels and other wildlife from climbing on utility poles and power lines and gaining access to your roof and solar panels. Whether you currently have solar panels on your home, plan to install them in the future, or want to learn more about how our products can prevent power outages in your area, contact us today!

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