Why Solar For Your Home
Increasingly, homeowners, businesses and governments are turning to solar energy as a way to power their electricity needs. Why? Well, most people believe it is because solar power systems generate clean energy and are a solution to global warming. Although, this is very true and benefits are enormous, more and more governments are recognizing the many other benefits that solar energy systems provide and adding incentives to help more people go solar.
1. Solar costs less than electricity from your utility:
Why pay more for the electricity you need anyway? The cost of electricity produced by solar is actually less than the electricity you buy from your utility-especially considering how much electric rates are going to continue increasing.
2. It’s a smart investment:
Not only does it cost less, plus, right now you can take advantage of generous federal incentives.
Your home value will increase:
Your home will actually increase in value with solar because new home buyers will have a lower energy bill than a comparable home without solar.
4. Solar lessens our dependence on fossil fuels:
The cost of extracting the fossil fuels to power America is going up considerably. When environmental, transportation, exploration, and political factors are accounted for, electricity from solar energy systems is a more sustainable way to grow our economy and lessen our dependence on other energy-rich nations.
5. Solar is a more efficient way to power our nation:
With solar power being produced by the end users, less investment required into the utility’s transmission and distribution grid (which is aging considerably and in desperate need of upgrades) as well as into peaking power plants. The more solar power systems deployed across the grid, the less investment is needed into those ugly power lines and polluting electric generation stations.