If you could use some good news in 2021, look in the solar power industry.  Despite the number of business failures in 2020, solar installers saw a rise in demand that year.  Thanks to a favorable political environment for solar companies, 2021 looks like the growth trend will keep going.  2021 solar power trends that play a part in solar conversion demand include efficiency, costs, storage and construction changes.

Increased Efficiency & Lower Cost

Solar modules have grown in effectiveness while costs have dropped making solar an even bigger return for your energy investment.  In the last twenty years, module efficiency has increased about 35%, going from 13% to over 20% efficiency.  Then consider the 70% hard cost reduction.  In order to produce more power, it is clearer that covering most non-shady sections of roof makes economic sense today. Power optimizers or microinverters are becoming standard on most rooftop installations.  This adds to the power produced from the solar grid system.  Technology innovation is continuing to improve, due to higher demand.

In south Plymouth, Minnesota, Renewable Solar Resources has provided quality solar installations for years.  The professionals at this family owned firm take time to keep informed on solar innovation.  The focus is on efficiency within the home and business while implementing effective solar power installations for measurable ROI.  In South Plymouth/Vicksburg, set up your free energy audit and solar consultation by calling Randy Golla at (888) 432-9024.  You’ll learn how to reduce usage and whether solar is right for you. Renewable Solar Resources is focused on educating consumers as it designs and implements clean affordable energy solutions.  They work to provide home, business, and communities with solutions for their unique needs. 

Trends in New Construction

New buildings are designed and built to be carbon negative or at the least, carbon neutral.  As a result, expect to see more rooftops covered with solar panel power systems.    Over the next decade, people will begin replacing gas guzzling vehicles with Electric Vehicles (EV)s.  Most EV chargers can use the same 40 amp backfeed circuit breaker used by standard solar power systems.  Some new inverter designs include a dedicated connection for an EV charger.  The dual purpose will simplify wiring, pulling permits, and controls for EV charging, which will reduce the cost even more.

Power Storage Demand Rising

Even homes on the grid can benefit from energy storage.  The method and requirements vary depending on the agreement with local electric provider grid.  That makes it critical to discuss this with your Renewable-Solar Resources representative.  In general, your solar power system generates the most electricity when you are not home to use it.  The highest use period changes in 2020.  Many remote workers began using more electricity at home offices during daylight hours.  On the grid, any overproduction of power is sold back to the grid and bought back when needed after sunset.  If you are set up for power storage, you can draw your own stored power in periods of non-production.  As old gas appliances are replaced with electric, demand for electricity could rise to exceed power production by your system.  

As more carbon negative homes are built off-grid, power storage units are critical to preserving electricity produced during daylight.  When your home is off-grid, there is no backup to self-generated electricity unless you have an alternatively powered generator.  A storage unit for power generated during peak sunlight can provide the home’s electricity for usage in evening hours.

Solar power is an attractive way to produce the electricity that now runs our lives and our homes.  A combination of energy efficiency and innovation can save money, resources and carbon output for decades to come.  Find out more at http://www.renewable-solar.com/ or call (888) 423-9024.