With modern society now consciously aware of how limited fossil fuel is and how dangerous it can be for the environment, people are viewing solar panels and solar energy in a new, more positive light (no pun intended). Despite previous arguments that paint a home solar system as complicated, inefficient, and initially expensive, more and more homeowners are paying for solar panel installation and clean energy integration.
Why? Because despite being around for decades, people have only just realized how insanely beneficial solar energy is—both environmentally and financially. As such, solar technology has significantly evolved to meet the increased demand for residential and commercial solar systems. Getting your own solar system is now more efficient and more affordable than ever before.
Excited to make the switch yourself? Here are three great benefits of solar panel installation that are sure to hype you up even more.
Cheaper or Non-Existent Energy Bill
Your solar system works by meeting your day-to-day energy needs. The more usable clean energy you generate, the less regular fossil fuel energy you draw from the grid. This in turn lowers your monthly energy bill without compromising comfort and usage—meaning you don’t have to change the lifestyle you’re used to for the sake of savings. You can still watch an hour or two of television or charge your phones whenever you want. The only difference is that you’re using free solar energy instead.
Some states and counties even offer rewards for homeowners who have gone solar. If they generate more solar energy than what they typically use and return the surplus to the grid, the state pays these homeowners bonuses or incentives depending on the amount of energy returned.
Low Maintenance Cost
When you have a solar system in your home, you don’t have to worry too much about upkeep. One of the best features of solar panels is that they’re relatively low-maintenance. You only need to keep them clean for them to function optimally, which means giving them a thorough rub-down maybe once or twice a week.
For more thorough cleaning, you can hire companies that specialize in cleaning solar panels.
Reliable solar panel companies offer 20 to 25 years’ warranty to their customers. Since there are no moving parts, you don’t have to think about the potential damages from wear and tear. The only part that needs replacement after five to ten years is the inverter—the part that continuously works to convert solar energy into electricity.
Installing a solar system for your home is beneficial for both you and the environment. As you probably know by now, solar energy systems get their power from the sun. The main component of these systems—the solar panels—do not require any kind of fuel to run, meaning your home does not contribute any greenhouse gas emissions. This thereby reduces our collective need for fossil fuel—an energy source that is burned to create electricity.
If you haven’t heard yet, burning fossil fuels actually harms the environment. The gases that are released when the fuel is burned contributes to global climate change and air pollution. Solar energy is infinitely cleaner and safer—not just for the environment, but for the general public health. Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources—aka solar power—can reduce premature mortality as well as overall health care costs.
Did any of those benefits get you in the solar energy mood? If you’re ready to make that investment, we are here to help. At Power on Solar, we help find the most suitable solar system for you. Request a free consultation with our team of experts and we’ll let you know how much you can save by going solar.