How hard and expensive is it to install solar panels on a house that is already built?

I live in central Texas. I want to install some solar panels on the roof of my house for electricity. Im just not sure how expensive it will be or if it even makes sense to do. My house is one story 2100 square feet.

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Solar Water Heaters

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Solar water heaters poor endangered the reputation of the industry association leader (2) of China has 4,000 heaters manufacturers solar water, but very few of them felt obliged to comply with independent certification and accreditation requirements, he said.
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Solar Power Technology

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Solar energy helps Davis Superfund Site clean up a Superfund site in Davis became a federal project to clean the first groundwater solar power, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.
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Where can I find a company to install solar panels that is located in the midwest?

I live in the St. Louis area, and I’m thinking about adding solar panels to my home, howerver, I cannot find a company that installs them that is local. I have browsed the internet and all I can find is companies in California.

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Is there a way to hook up a solar power panel to a small appliance?

i was wondering if i could take one of those cheap solar panals that you can power you car battery with, and somehow hook it up to a microwave, or coffee maker or something like that?

Is there any other easier way to do this.

The whole goal is to not use electricity.

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Solar Power Products

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Deserts are basically waste land, but they get a lot of sun. Ideal properties for huge solar power farms?

But how could we harness the vast power produced given the distance to population centres? For example could the power be used to create or transfer a usable transportable product, for example seawater desalination to further transform marginal land..

Jack, your idea is already being built. There are some small experimental solar power stations in the desert. The earlier ones used solar electric panels with limited success, mainly because since these devices are made of silicone, like a computer chip, they slow down and lose production in high temperatures. There is a project underway to use solar thermal collectors in the Sahara Desert to produce massive amounts of electricity, which will be sent to power Europe on high voltage lines. The big difference here is they are not heating water directly to produce steam, instead they are heating oil to several hundred degrees, using both the power of the sun and the natural heat that exists in the desert, and the super heated oil is then used to heat water into steam. Another advantage to this is the oil holds its heat for much longer than the water, so even after the sun has gone down, some energy can be extracted, working like a thermal battery. The plan is to also use the excess during the day to run desalinators and vegetate the area around the solar farm to provide for the people that will live and work at the farm. The desalinators would only run when there was an excess of solar power, in the afternoon, and the fresh water could be stored in reservoirs. There are some excellent photos online, try googling, “Sahara Desert Solar Project,” then click on Images near the top left of your screen.

Solar power is still a very small slice of our energy mix today, but like wind, as we find ways to improve its production and sustainability, it will grow quite quickly over time. Over the planet as a whole, wind power is being increased by almost 30% each year. In a few years, solar will most likely do the same. We live in a home in the Northern Midwest that is completely powered by the wind and sun. Twelve years ago when we started on the project, almost everyone thought we were wasting our time and money. Now our electric bills are less than $5 per month, and the power has not gone out at our home for even a minute the last 7 years. Now the general public tends to think the same thing about grid power coming from a renewable source as our neighbors thought about our home 10 years ago. If you want to learn more, there are some great non profit groups involved in this stuff, I will list some below. Take care jack, Rudydoo

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Solar Water Pump

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Rotary helps build homes in Mexico
BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Rotary raised more than $9,000 with their International Film & Food Festival in November, which is enough to completely fund the construction of an adobe house for a needy family in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Solar Water Pumping System Installation in a water well.

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How many of you use solar power for your houses?

I hear a lot of complaining about the oil companies and power companies “ripping” you off. The option is there. Do you utilize it? If not, why not? Or is it so much easier to complain then to do something? I know a lot about solar, so no BS please.

My dad bought this for our home… If you would like to do this be aware that you need to wait at least 7 months because the silicone that is used in the panels is hard to manufacture. The benefits and tax deductions can save you thousands of dollars. You can sell the unused power back to PG&E so your bill can be zero. Get a company that is based in your area. We went through Home Depot. It also adds great equity to your home.

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