10 Reasons to Go Solar
Why should you go solar? I’m sure that you have heard a lot of things said about switching over to solar energy. So what motivates so many people to make a switch over to solar energy? Here’s a list of the 10 best reasons that people decide to go solar.
- It’s good for the environment. Unlike conventional power, solar produces no harmful emissions that hurt the environment.
- It’s a solid home investment. Many home improvements that you will make, will not add the same value that you put into them. Solar energy will save you money each month. In addition, the investment that you made in solar, will add its exact property value to the home.
- Solar Energy systems are durable. Solar panels have no moving parts, so they are not damaged easily. This lowers the chance for an interruption in service. If you choose to have battery storage, you can even go off the grid!
- Solar can actually make you money! The current feed in tarif is now less than 6 cents, although there are still some people who get 54c per kWhr. Excess power from solar energy pushed back onto the grid does provide some return.
- Solar could help you afford that home improvement you’ve been wanting. Many people design a swimming pool or hot tub with their solar system in mind. On average a swimming pool adds $50 (or more) per month or more to your energy bill just for filtration. Your solar system could be designed with that extra usage in mind and running that pool pump during the day will mean the pool has minimal running costs.
- Solar has a fixed energy cost. Utility providers often raise energy costs, but your cost for a solar system would be the same monthly until paid off and for the life of the system (which can be more than 15 years).
- Being ahead of the curve. The future of energy is in renewable and clean energy. By converting to solar energy now, you’d be a step ahead and be insulated from nasty power increases.
- You can use your Solar Energy all day. There’s a big myth that solar power only works when there is sun, so during the evening hours, you risk a power outage. This is untrue. Most solar energy providers keep you connected to the grid. During the morning and afternoon hours, when most people are at work, your solar system will produce more electricity than your home is using. This excess electricity is pushed back onto the grid. In the evening hours when the sun is down, you will be using the power from the grid. Over the next few years, battery storage will become cost efficient.
- Solar Energy is cool! Let’s face it, what’s cooler than the sun powering your home?
- Either way, you can’t keep the money. Whether you’re spending money to make an investment in solar energy, or giving that money to your power company, that money is still being spent. Deciding to go solar is very much similar to deciding to purchase a home or renting. You can invest in yourself and take control of your energy costs, or pay your utility provider for rented energy monthly.
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