As we take one step closer towards August, we all prepare for the blazing sun, the heat it brings, and in turn, the cranked-up AC. But instead of seeing the sun as an enemy, something to be protected against, there is a way to embrace that solar power and use it to your benefit. When many think of solar energy, they think only of extreme environmentalists. And while yes, it is amazingly beneficial for the earth as a whole, you’ll notice the first six items on this list revolve around how solar energy can also save you money:
One of the fastest ways to start seeing your savings is on your energy bill. In the upper tier of today’s electric bills, each kWh costs $0.37. Over the life of a system, the average cost per kWh is less than $0.09.
When you generate your own energy at home, you are also protected from future rate increases. While everyone else is at the mercy of “peak” hours, strained summers, and yearly increases, you can sit back and count the savings.
You’re not just saving now, but you’re seeing increased value when it comes time to sell your house. On average, a solar power system increases a home’s sale price by $25,000 – $30,000.
Not only will your home have more value when it’s time to sell, but solar homes also sell more quickly. They make a great statement and say to the buyer that this owner has not only taken good care of the home and done things the right way, but the owner has also been energy and cost conscious.
Panels can also be a natural coolant. By having your panels shadow south facing roof surfaces, you are reducing the need and usage of your air conditioning.
The savings are not just limited to the home, but using solar energy to power an electric car saves gasoline purchases worth three times more than the cost of electric purchases.
Modern equipment can provide AC power during daytime hours if there is a utility shortage. Once again, you are no longer reliant on the strained resources of the energy company.
Battery bank systems provide uninterrupted power in the event of wildfires, natural disasters, and prolonged utility shortages. A big peace of mind for the stability of your family and home.
Customers love solar systems. They feel proud, knowing they are doing the right thing for the environment, while at the same time setting a positive example for kids and the community around them.
Most people hate paying electric bills and love getting big tax credits from the Federal Government, utilities included, because many have large solar fields off their balance sheets
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