10 Reasons to Go Solar
1. Go Solar to Save Money
One of the main advantages of going solar is the savings. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center estimates1 that installing solar panels on your home can save you an average of $44 to $187 per month during the first year. As well, the cost of solar panels continues to drop as the technology advances and more consumers embrace solar power.
2. Go Solar to Boost Your Home’s Value
Another advantage of adding solar energy to your home is an increase in home value. Solar energy panels can add up to $15,000 to the value of your home according to a recent study2 by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkley Laboratory.
3. Go Solar to Sell Your Home More Quickly
Homes with solar panels installed sold more quickly (and at higher prices) than homes without solar panels, this according to a study3 by the National Renewable Energy Lab.
4. Go Solar to Lock in Low Energy Costs
Once you’ve switched to solar energy, you also are released from the volatility of rising electricity costs from traditional energy sources such as coal, oil and natural gas — locking in low costs is a definite advantage of solar energy.
5. Go Solar to Make Money on Energy
If you’ve installed a solar power system that’s generating more electricity than you are using, in many cases you call sell that energy back to the utility company in a process called net metering. Contact your local utility company for more information.
6. Go Solar to Reduce Pollution
Traditional power generation pollutes the air and is a leading cause of U.S. global warming emissions. Solar energy doesn’t emit any pollution during energy production or use.
7. Go Solar to Save Time
There’s virtually no maintenance associate with solar power systems, and systems can last up to 30 years. Once your solar panels are installed, they create power and savings for homeowners with almost no added costs.
8. Go Solar to Access Energy Anywhere
One advantage of solar power is that it can be used anywhere that the sun shines, even off the power grid. For astronauts, this means space; for the rest of us, it means locations where the power grid is unavailable, unreliable, or prohibitively expensive to access.
9. Go Solar to Access Tax Credits and Government Incentives
The U.S. Department of Energy currently offers a rebate on solar panel installation, and many local and state governments also have their own programs.
10. Go Solar to Promote Green Energy
Many people like to spend their money in a way that reflects their values. Homeowners who choose solar energy are supporting an industry that aims to reduce the United State’s dependence on fossil fuels.
If you are interested in finding out more about how solar power can help you, then start by getting a free solar quote from us.
- 5 Ways Going Solar Saves You Money
- How Solar Energy Adds Value to Your Home
- Is Solar Energy Right for You?
- The Cost of Solar Energy
- Solar Panels: Lease or Buy?
1Going Solar in America: Ranking Solar's Value to Customers, http://nccleantech.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Going-Solar-in-America-Ranking-Solars-Value-to-Customers_FINAL.pdf
2Berkeley Lab Illuminates Price Premiums for U.S. Solar Home Sales, http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2015/01/13/berkeley-lab-illuminates-price-premiums-u-s-solar-home-sales/
3A New Market Paradigm for Zero Energy Homes, http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy07osti/38304-01.pdf
What Can You Save With Solar?
With no end in sight for soaring electricity rates, your switch to solar will secure affordable power for your home & family for years to come.