Why Go Solar – The Benefits Of Solar Energy
Homeowners go solar for many good reasons, but improving the environment and cutting energy costs are the most common. Many people are aware that solar is a great home efficiency upgrade and are eager to reduce their carbon footprint while also improving property value.
Dramatically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills
Whether you’re a homeowner or business, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With our solar panel systems, you’ll generate free power for 25+ years. Even if you don’t produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you’ll still save a lot of money.
An average monthly electric bill of $200 becomes an annual $2,400 expense. Over 20 years, that same $200 monthly bill balloons to $48,000 paid to your utility, and that’s before factoring in electricity rate increases that will likely make your 20-year energy costs even higher.
Solar Panels Increase Property Values
Increase home value 3-4% by installing a solar panel system. Studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell quicker than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow. A standard 6-kilowatt solar PV system can add $24,000 to your home’s resale value.
Go Green & Protect the Environment
Renewable solar energy is a great way for you to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for over 39 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S. By going solar, you can play a role to significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year—the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
Exactly how does solar power reduce greenhouse gas emissions? It’s Simple… The electricity that solar panels produce is entirely emissions free. When you use renewable solar energy to meet your energy needs, you reduce the demand for electricity from your utility. As a result, your utility plant emits less carbon when producing the power needed to meet customer demand.
Some additional benefits include; Boosting US Energy Independence, Creating American Jobs, Hurricane Preparedness and Electrical Grid Independence. Speak to one of our solar advisors and Go Solar Today!
What could you save with sunshine?
Whether you want more control over your electricity costs or an easy way to join our growing movement to power the world with clean, abundant sunshine, we make going solar a positive experience.