Here’s a list of the 10 best reasons that people decide to go solar.
1.) It’s good for the environment. Unlike conventional power generated from coal or natural gas fired power plant, solar produces no harmful emissions or pollutants that harm the environment.
2.) It’s a solid long-term 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. In addition, the investment that you make in solar, will add value to your home.
3.) Solar Energy systems are durable. Solar power systems have no moving parts, require little or no maintenance and generally offer a 25-year power producing warranty.
4.) Solar can actually make you money! Excess solar energy is sold back to the power utility through a net-metering program. 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 local utility grid. This literally causes your electricity meter to spin backwards. In the evening hours when the sun is down, you will be using the credited energy from the meter spinning backwards.
5.) 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 $300 to your monthly energy bill. Your solar system could be designed with that extra usage in mind.
6.) Solar has a fixed energy cost. Utility providers historically raise energy costs, but your cost for solar power will remain fixed for the long-term.
7.) 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.
8.) You can use your solar energy all day. There’s a big myth that solar power only works when there is sun. This is untrue. Most solar energy providers keep you connected to the local utility 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. This literally causes your electricity meter to spin backwards, and is most often referred to a net-metering program. In the evening hours when the sun is down, you will be using the credited energy from the meter spinning backwards.
9.) Solar Energy is cool! Let’s face it, what’s cooler than the sun powering your home?
10.) 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 utility provider, that money is still being spent. Deciding to go solar is very much similar to deciding to purchase a home. You can invest in yourself and take control of your energy costs, or pay your utility provider for rented energy monthly.