When it comes to residential solar power, homeowners are most concerned about the cost and hassle of purchasing and installing solar panels. But solar is about to become a lot more convenient and affordable, thanks to Smart Box Solar from Clarian.
Plug in solar panels will allow property owners to begin generating clean, renewable solar power immediately. No need for wiring or solar inverters because the Smart Box Solar device has a micro-inverter.
A single 200 watt panel can offset enough grid-based electricity to meet an average residential home’s lighting needs for an entire year. You can add additional panels to your system to generate even more solar power.
Installation takes only one hour. Connect the device to an existing circuit and then, once you plug in the solar panel into an existing outlet, you can start saving energy and money.
The cost savings resulting from Smart Box Solar will pay for the cost of the device within five to eight years, a shorter return on investment than associated with regular photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. With solar rebates and tax incentives, the ROI may be even shorter.
As of the date of this publication, the Smart Box Solar Module from Clarian is not yet available for consumers. However, recently, the United States Department of Energy pledged $5 million toward additional research and development of plug in solar panels like Clarian’s.
We should soon see homeowners tapping into convenient solar power as easily as plugging in an appliance.