Why Choose Solar Panels?
- Solar Can Reduce Your Monthly Energy Bills
- Solar Is A Green, Sustainable Source Of Energy
- Solar Does Not Require The Use Of Fossil Fuels
- Solar Does Not Release Carbon Emissions Into The Environment
- You Can Claim Your Energy Independence
So Why Choose Solar Panels?
Is Solar Energy Cost-Effective?
When we're asked, "Why choose solar panels?" We say, if the environmental impact alone isn’t enough to convince you that solar is the energy of the future, you may be
swayed by the financial benefits. Producing solar energy at your home means you will no longer be reliant on the ever-changing prices of utility companies. You will be producing the energy needed to power your home and will no longer have to pay the high prices that utility companies set.
In addition to saving on energy bills, you may also be eligible for tax credits and incentives when you choose to install solar panels at your home or business. There may be Federal, state and local tax incentives available to you.
Many homeowners face anxiety when it comes to their electricity bills because, in most scenarios, there is nothing you can do to control your utility electricity rate. While the cost of solar has decreased by more than 70% in the past decade, the cost of electricity has risen by about 5% – and that trend in rising electric cost is expected to continue. Going solar puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to energy generation. Utilities are quickly adapting to the rising adoption of renewable energy and the U.S. government is quickly increasing its goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, which means there’s never been a better time to be energy autonomous.
Is Solar Is a Reliable Source of Energy?
Solar power provides energy reliability. The rising and setting of the sun is extremely consistent. Around the world, we know exactly when it will rise and set every day of the year. While clouds may be less predictable, we do also have fairly good seasonal and daily projections for the amount of sunlight that will be received in different locations. All in all, this makes solar power an extremely reliable source of energy.
Will Solar Save You Money on Utility Bills?
The utility companies are notorious for fluctuating and unreliable electricity prices. There is clearly an upward trend.
With solar panels and simple math, we can calculate how much electricity will be generated, and most importantly, at what price, for at least the next 20 years (fixed-energy costs).
Is It True You Can Produce Your Own Electricity With Solar Panels?
Solar power provides energy independence. Like the energy security boost, solar power provides the great benefit of energy independence. Again, the fuel, or rather photons from the sun, for solar panels cannot be bought or monopolized. It is free for all to use. Once you have solar panels on your roof, you have an essentially independent source of electricity that is all yours. This is important for individuals, but also for cities, counties, states, countries and even companies.
Is Solar Power A Clean Energy Source?
Solar is a clean, renewable source of energy that can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and lower our impact on the natural environment. Unlike traditional fossil fuels like coal and oil, solar energy does not lead directly to pollutants, like carbon dioxide, being released into the atmosphere and water supply. Even compared to nuclear energy, solar comes out on top in terms of being a more environmentally friendly solution.
How Can Solar Panels Help The Environment?
Perhaps the most admirable and patriotic advantage of solar power is the fact it benefits our environment while simultaneously helping our country make the necessary transition away from fossil fuels. In pursuing green energy
solutions to help the U.S. reduce overall emissions, our nation is also establishing independence to cease heavy reliance on fossil fuel producers abroad. As the world searches for the most cost-effective ways to reduce our carbon dioxide output in the face of global climate change, solar energy has become a trendy resource for good reason – and perhaps even a bragging right on Earth Day and the Fourth of July.
The U.S. relied on net imports for about 40% of the petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) that we consumed in 2012.
You can help to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign energy. We will inevitably run out of oil, coal and natural gas. While we continue our consumption of these increasingly expensive and dangerous energy sources, our national security and economy suffers.
Is Solar Energy a Reliable?
Solar power provides energy reliability. The rising and setting of the sun is extremely consistent. All across the world, we know exactly when it will rise and set every day of the year. While clouds may be a bit less predictable, we do also have fairly good seasonal and daily projections for the amount of sunlight that will be received in different locations. All in all, this makes solar power an extremely reliable source of energy, especially, during power outages.