What are the Advantages of Solar Energy?
As a homeowner, you’re probably aware that going solar is a great way to reduce your energy costs and save money on your utility bills. Perhaps, you’ve even contemplated switching to solar but have been put off by the upfront costs of solar panel installation. If that’s the case, you should know that there are federal, state, and local incentives for homeowners who switch to solar. For instance, the federal government returns 30 percent of the costs to install a solar power system back to you via tax credits. So, for a system that cost you, say, $30,000, you would save a hefty $7,500. In some states, available credits can cover as much as 80 percent of your solar project.
Once your solar panels are installed, your access to solar energy will yield a host of advantages in addition to potential energy savings that can significantly reduce your energy bill. Consider that solar energy:
- Decreases our dependence on fossil fuel, which is what most utilities use to generate power. Because solar panels produce no carbon emissions, they also help to protect the environment
- Helps you to avoid utility rate hikes for at least 25 years, the expected lifespan of solar panels
- Protects your home from power outages, as your solar panels will supply energy when power from a utility company is disrupted.
- Can add value to your home. As several studies show, homes with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes.
Go Solar with Us
The company you choose for your solar project is also vital to the success of your project. It’s best to choose an experienced company with a verifiable track record, like PE Solar. Since our founding in 2009, our extensively trained team of solar experts have completed successful projects in more than 20 cities, including in Florida and Arizona, and have consistently earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Let us help you reap the advantages of solar energy. Contact us today for more information about our residential solar services.