Americans Now Installing a Photovoltaic System Every Four Minutes
Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 13, 2013
According to an Oct. 7, 2013, report from Nasdaq.com, the U.S. solar energy industry is on the rise, supported by increases in solar panel installations by homeowners and businesses.
The report claims that Americans are installing one solar photovoltaic system every four minutes and that given current market growth projections, it could rise to one system every 80 seconds by 2016.
Approximately two-thirds of all distributed solar systems in the U.S. were installed in the past 2½ years, and cumulative installations of distributed photovoltaic systems are expected to double by 2016.
Power4Patriots believes that the usage of solar panels by homeowners and businesses would be even greater were it not for the high cost of pre-made systems. The company offers a less expensive alternative for do-it-yourselfers that it states will result in the same savings on power bills.
Power4Patriots has developed a series of videos and manuals describing how to build solar panels, wind turbines, water heaters and solar air heaters. The system includes six videos demonstrating how to build a solar panel, including choosing the right materials, finding the right site for the system and avoiding costly mistakes, as well as two instruction manuals with step-by-step, illustrated directions. It also includes four videos and two instruction manuals detailing how to build a wind turbine.
The company says that installing solar panels and a wind turbine at one’s home will cut energy costs by as much as 75 percent. On average, the costs are under $200 to build a solar panel and under $200 to build a wind turbine. Consumers who purchase already-made solar panels and wind turbines spend three to four times that amount. The time commitment to build a solar panel ranges from two to four hours, with the first one requiring more time than subsequent panels. A wind turbine requires a handful of hours to build.
Power4Patriots was created as a way to allow anyone to become independent of high power bills and outages. Cost-effective and uncomplicated, Power4Patriots teaches people how to build their own, environmentally friendly sources of energy.