We all know solar panels exist. We see them all around but it never occurs to us to utilize the technology for ourselves in our own homes. I think that a lot of people figure “Why bother?” Well I plan to answer precisely that question. Companies like Golden Solar of Colorado are already making solar panels readily available and affordable to the public and there are a whole slew of reasons to put solar panels on your property. Some are obvious and some are not so obvious. Hopefully by the time you’re done with this article you’ll have a better idea on why you too should dip your toe in the solar pool.
Low Environmental Impact: This one is pretty obvious. When you look at solar panels versus fossil fuels, solar panels win, far and ahead. Solar panels don’t have any emissions at all. That means no CO2 or methane into the atmosphere. They’re clean and they’re quiet. When you’re supporting solar energy you’re also not supporting fossil fuels and the environmentally unfriendly ways to obtain them such as strip mining. You’re doing the Earth a service when you choose solar energy.
Freedom from the fossil fuel market: Most people just pay their electric bill and accept it. There’s only one business and town if you want electricity in your house. At least that’s what I used to think. If you have solar panels in your house, you break free from the whims of big fossil fuel companies. Fossil fuels keep rising in prices and there’s not much the everyday consumer can do about it. Solar panels give people an alternative energy option while still being very cost effective. Last time I checked, the sun isn’t going to run out any time soon so you don’t have to worry about the scarcity of any resources. In fact, with net metering, you can actually get paid for generating energy. Imagine if that electric bill was a check in your name. Seems almost too good to be true but it’s a possibility
Get a financial boost for going solar: A lot of people in the residential market are concerned about the initial setup of solar panel installation, but any solar installer can tell you are a lot of incentives for turning to solar power including tax and utility incentives. These initial incentives can easily lower the cost of installation greatly. If you couple these with net metering, a service offered to solar owners that pays you for producing energy. You have a steady flow of income benefits and all while you’re producing energy for yourself
Increase your home’s value: Solar panels are at very minimal cost to maintain so if you’re looking to sell your house, having solar energy readily available will bring a natural increase your property value. No one likes to pay big electric bills! Buyers will jump at the fact that they’ll be able to create their own energy without any hassle and you’ll be able to pass on all the perks of being a solar energy user to them without any fuss.