Bibliography: Household Photovoltaics

  • Topic: Household Photovoltaic Installation
  • Audience: Anyone who hopes to offset their power bills also make an investment that will pay for itself over its lifetime.
  • Source 1: Direct Energy Solar. Payback Period of Solar Installation. August, 2014. Relevant data is information that tells the reader how quickly their investment in PV panels will pay for itself or the Return on Investment (ROI).  This article will help people understand what kind of financial investment it will take in order to save on their power bills. Credibility: High because they stay up to date on the economics of the solar industry.
  • Source 2: Energy Informative. Lifespan of Solar Panels.  May, 2014.  Relevant data is just how long the solar panels you purchase for your household are going to last. This source will help people to choose a panel that will maintain the maximum efficiency over time.  Credibility: High because this is an organization who is committed to providing the most accurate information for anyone who wants to learn more about photovoltaic panels.
  • Source 3: Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Solar Investment Tax Credit.    Relevant data is a ton of information about government tax incentives available to people who wish to install residential PV panels on their home.  Credibility: The highest of all three sources because the SEIA is an organization made up of many solar companies that pave the way in new technologies in the world of PV.
  • Ideas Fit Together: The first source will explain to the reader how cost effective PV panels are while the second source will show them that this is a lasting investment that won’t break the bank. The final source will show the reader what kind of tax incentives they can receive from the government by installing residential solar.
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