There are numerous advantages to producing your own solar energy. It can improve your financial bottom line, promote energy independence, create jobs, and boost our local economy. Most importantly, it’s recognized as the way forward to a clean energy future, a key component in the strategy to get our society off fossil fuels.
How many investment options can offer a safe return for 20 to 40 years? A Solar Photovoltaic system can do just that. In addition, you can actually get paid for the electricity your system produces well over the retail price you pay for utility power. And as if that weren’t enough, you may qualify for zero-down financing so you can start saving money from day one. The longer the system is installed the more utility company rate hikes will occur, allowing you to save even more money faster.
Your system receives free energy from the sun and requires little to no maintenance during its operating life, which is a very long time. Solar electric systems that are over 40 years old still generate electricity. Modules are typically warrantied to produce at least 80% of the power they do on day one, twenty-five years later. Solar pv systems are so reliable, you can just set it and forget it.
Adding a solar photovoltaic system to your home is a great way to add value to your property while being exempt from increased property tax. This makes it an attractive alternative to remodeling the kitchen or bath, while adding just as much if not more value. According to the National Appraisal Institute, for every $1 solar panels save you on your annual utility bills, your home’s value increases by $10-20, and solar homes tend to sell faster on the real estate market.
For every million dollars spent on renewable energy projects, sixteen jobs are created. The same amount spent in the fossil fuel industry creates only five. Clean energy also provides on average more opportunities and better paying jobs for low and middle-skilled workers.
Solar power supports national security and energy independence by decentralizing the national energy infrastructure and reducing our dependence on foreign oil, coal and natural gas that is used to produce most of the nation’s electricity.
Help the Planet
Solar power is clean, abundant, and renewable. Electricity produced by solar photovoltaics directly displaces that produced by dirty fossil fuels, resulting in cleaner skies and healthier watersheds. The environmental damage done by fracking and the burning of fossil fuels is a grave liability for us and for future generations. Take initiative – do what’s right for you and for future generations.