Create A Sustainable Tiny Home With Solar Energy
7 months ago
If you’re interested in building a tiny home or are already living in one, living sustainably is likely already a priority for you. Even tiny homes with very low electric needs can benefit from switching over to solar energy.
Advantages Of Solar Energy For Tiny Houses
Lower Utility Bills
Just like with any other home or business, switching over to solar energy for a tiny home will lower your electric bills. It’s the #1 reason most people choose to make the switch and tiny houses have even lower utility costs.
Your exact savings will depend on a variety of factors such as:
- Energy usage
- Electricity rates
- Level of sunlight (positioning of the panels)
- Net metering availability
- State and federal incentives
Panel Placement Flexibility
With tiny homes, you can often choose whether to mount your solar panel array on the roof or on the ground.
Roof-mounted panels are usually a better choice if you have low electricity needs or are using solar to supplement electricity provided by your local power grid.
Ground-mounted panels tend to be popular for tiny home owners because they are easy to access and you aren’t limited to a certain number of panels based on the size of your roof.
Return On Investment Opportunities
For most states, the payback period on solar panels is 4-9 years. With a tiny home, that return can be achieved with a smaller investment than with a larger home or business.
Since you’re powering a smaller home, you’ll need a smaller solar energy system, which tends to be cheaper.
If you are building a tiny home with the goal of being able to travel with it, having a power solution like solar energy makes it much easier!
Whether you use a ground-mounted system or install panels on your roof, you can design it to travel with you.
Advanced Solar Is Here To Help
Have questions about how switching to solar energy works for your home, business, or farm and how it can help you save on utility bills?
We’re here to answer your questions and help you find the best solution for you.