In a society that is becoming more and more environmentally conscious, solar panels are one of the newest trends. Although the technology for utilizing solar power has existed for some time, it has only been in recent years that it has become a viable option for typical homeowner to replace standard electricity.
Previously, it took hundreds of solar panels to create a sufficient amount electricity to adequately power a typical home. And fitting hundreds of panels on the roof of said house was not only extremely expensive but pretty much impossible space wise. However now that technology has improved and fewer panels are required, the price has become more reasonable as well.
There are many solar panel companies that can come to your house to give you an estimate based on the amount of electricity you use and the number of panels you would need. Although the price is still a little high for some, there are California solar rebates that can help make the switch more affordable.
As with any new technology, it is going to be more expensive at the beginning. It is a new luxury item that everyone wants and a few are willing to pay the extra to be the first in the neighborhood to have this environmentally friendly roof jewelry; however as time goes on the price will continue to drop as they become more popular and more people join the trend.