Solar energy is on the rise! This year alone, more than a million American homes will be powered by this renewable energy source. Still hesitating on purchasing your own solar power system for your home? Here are three reasons to join the green trend, helping the earth and your pocketbook at the same time.
- According to CleanTechnica, in the US, solar installation has increased by more than 400 percent since 2010. Why? Because solar energy is free… well, technically anyway. While other power sources, such as coal and gas come at high costs (why are hybrid cars so popular now? Rising gas costs!) Solar energy is free, making it one of the highest used renewable energy sources.
- It can lower your monthly bills. Installation of your own solar power system can reduce the amount of energy used through your utilities provider, lowering your monthly payments. Many utility companies such as PG&E and SMUD offer incentives for installation, such as repayment of energy produced in excess of what you use. That’s right: money in your pocket!
- Solar panels increase the value of your home with little to no upfront expense. Most of our solar system installations can be financed, including the peace of mind extended warranty, for little to no money down. Once installed, home solar panels can increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars. According to SFGate.com, a home’s value can increase by nearly $6,000 per kilowatt generated. With most systems generating nearly 3 kilowatts of energy, your home value could increase by nearly $20,000.
Check out our Residential Solar Electric Buyer’s Guide today for how you can start saving money today by installing your own home solar power system!