Solar Energy Applied to HVAC Technology
A few major HVAC manufacturers already make air conditioners and heat pumps that are ready to be used with solar technology. You may consider purchasing these HVAC units if you currently have solar panels installed or you are looking to make an upgrade to your home or business. There are also smaller manufacturers that specifically produce residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps that use solar energy. The market for these technologies is expected to grow as solar energy is likely to become a more affordable solution in the near future.
As demand increases, it is likely more manufacturers will develop HVAC systems that are “solar ready.” The initial investment might not be right for everyone, but producing or using solar energy saves money in the long run. In addition, there is a big move toward making buildings more energy efficient. This includes both new construction, and retrofitting older buildings with newer HVAC technologies. Rebates, tax credits, and similar incentives are often offered by the federal government or by local utility companies to help make the investment toward using solar energy more affordable.
Future of Solar Technology in Texas
While Texas continues to be the number one state in producing wind power, the state lags behind a bit in the field of solar power. However, Texas has the potential to be the second largest state to produce solar energy, via rooftop panels purchased by homeowners and by large-scale solar farms. Currently, state laws and regulations do much to limit the adoption of solar energy. As the price of adopting solar technologies drops, incentives encouraging the production and use of solar energy are expected to increase. The number of installed solar panels statewide has grown exponentially in the last two years, and is expected to continue to increase. To make it a worthwhile investment, the state needs to alter its regulation policies to encourage more utility companies to support the use of solar power.
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