For now, solar seems to be winning the popularity contest among clean energy systems. While solar is a great option, it’s by no means the only one, and it isn’t the right choice for everyone. There’s a wide array of clean energy technologies to choose from, and most homes and businesses are suitable for more than one of them. So, what do you need to know to determine which one is best for you?
Clean Energy Offers Many Affordable Solutions
- Do the research and know what your options are. In addition to the two solar options (solar photovoltaics and solar thermal), the other clean energy alternatives are wind, geothermal, combined heat and power, biomass and biofuel. The characteristics of each clean energy type—the kind of energy it produces, where it can be installed, etc.—will determine whether it will satisfy your financial and environmental goals, and will mesh with the specific features of your home or business.
- Understand the variables that will drive your decision. The location and geography of your property, its characteristics (orientation to the compass, roof type, shading, etc.), your energy consumption patterns, local zoning codes, the type of heating/cooling system you currently have, how you intend to finance your new clean energy system (whether you wish to purchase or lease it), the rebates and incentives that are available to you—all of these will play a role in determining which system is the best one for you and your home or business.
Today, the number of clean energy options available to consumers allows them to choose systems that are matched to their properties, as well as their financial and environmental goals. To find out which type of system is best for you, we recommend that you begin your research with the EnergySage Wizard. In just a few minutes, the Wizard will guide you through a series of questions concerning your goals, and the relevant features of your home and business, and have you well on your way to determining which systems are the best options for both your property and your pocketbook.
Clean energy technologies provide you with opportunities to heat, cool, and power your home and business for less than what you are paying now. Let us show you how!