Picture it, rolling down the road in a sports car, the wind blowing your hair, the sun heating up your face as you glance at the GPS navigation system and follow the prompts to find the best route to your desired destination. You’ve got the wind at your back and a full tank of car fuel in the tank. What more could you want?
Well, maybe a few more solar panels on the roof so you can power your electronic devices on the go. And maybe a small wind turbine that generates electricity when the wind blows to help make your stay more eco-friendly. We are wired to be constantly connected and be reachable at all times, but with the rise of the electric car there’s now a viable alternative that doesn’t ruin your day-to-day routine.
Sitting in an electric vehicle (EV) can certainly bring its perks. Convenience and sustainability are just two of the main benefits, but what if I told you that the EV experience can be improved upon by adding some luxury touches?
That’s what solar homes are – hybrid vehicles for the 21st century. These properties combine the best of both worlds: the freedom of an EV with the convenience of a residential property – and a fully charged battery at that. You’ll find a variety of battery sizes to suit your needs, from small to medium. What’s more, many companies specialize in custom installation so you can have the solar experience you want in a manner that suits your budget. Don’t forget about the significant energy savings too – between 30% and 50% compared to a standard home. Finally, many solar companies offer financing options so you can get your hands on a slice of the action even if you’ve got bad credit or are buying on a budget.
What Exactly Is A Solar Home?
A solar home is a residential property that harnesses the power of the sun to generate electricity. In simpler terms, it gets its energy from the sun itself and does not rely on fossil fuels or other forms of energy generation, such as nuclear power or coal. This makes it a greener option compared to a conventional home (and save you money in the process).
Although many people still associate solar homes with power generation, these buildings come in all shapes and sizes. They can range from small and compact to large and expansive, depending on your needs. Some examples of solar homes include: