Tiny homes may be small in stature, but they still need plenty of energy for heating, cooling, lighting, and appliances. If you live in a tiny home or are considering downsizing to one, you can use solar panels to reduce your energy bills by generating clean and affordable electricity. The benefits you’ll reap are just like those larger homes enjoy, including lower electricity bills, more control over power generation, and contributions to a cleaner environment.
As California’s leading solar company, Simply Solar designs and sells systems that work with any size home. We specialize in non-cookie-cutter solar systems that are perfect for a tiny home lifestyle.
Take Your Tiny Home Off Grid With Solar Panels
Most people who choose to live in a tiny home do so to save money and lower their environmental impact. So, it’s no surprise that many of them are also interested in reducing their power grid dependence when powering their homes.
Advantages of Solar Panels for Tiny Homes
Solar panels will definitely slash your electric bills. A small solar system between 1 kilowatt and 3 kilowatts in size is typically sufficient to power a tiny home. That can translate to significant savings annually in utility costs.
Solar panels also offer a great return on investment, particularly in light of the available rebates and tax credits. Financing options like loans, leases, and power purchase agreements can lower your outlay even more.
Unlike other renewable energy sources like wind and hydro, inexpensive solar panels are the only practical option for renewable energy in a tiny house.
Installing solar panels is a big investment, even for tiny homes. However, you can take advantage of the 30% federal solar tax credit, and, depending on where your tiny house is located, further rebates and incentives could apply.
Also, a solar power system is ideal for keeping the lights on during a power outage — but only if you have an energy storage solution to keep everything running. Solar battery storage options meet your energy needs when the sun sets or during a grid failure. Fortunately, solar backup batteries also qualify for solar tax credits and rebates.
Lastly, placing all the solar panels you need on your tiny house’s roof can be tricky, so you might need to install them on the ground near your home. Alternatively, you can invest in high-efficiency panels.
Solar Panels: Big Benefits for Your Tiny Home
Solar power for your tiny home in California is totally within your reach, and Simply Solar would love to show you how! We’ll guide you through the process and help you determine your energy needs, the ideal panel placement, and whatever else you need to meet your off-grid electricity goals.
To learn more about using solar panels to build or support an off-grid tiny home, schedule a consultation online or call us at (707) 285-7037 today.