The powers of the sun are well-documented: keeps us warm on chilly days, provides natural lighting, and supports plant life.
And now, the sun is powering our homes and businesses. Solar power certainly isn’t a foreign idea to you. You’ve seen solar panels perched atop the roofs of residential and commercial buildings. Solar firms are also becoming more common.
If you’re a homeowner, maybe you’re seeing all these developments and wondering, “why solar?” Should you follow your neighbour’s tune and install solar panels as well? Is there something that the adopters of solar power know that you don’t?
We’re here to shed some light on your questions. Read on!
Solar Power Will Reduce Your Energy Bill
If your household is anything like the average U.S. household, you’re spending about $114 on electricity every month.
If you had your way, this is a bill you could day away with. You shouldn’t be paying such kind of money just to power up your home.
Here’s the thing. We agree that you shouldn’t be putting up with exorbitant energy bills. The good news is there’s a way to do that. Just switch to solar.
When you install solar panels in your home, you can cut your energy bills to zero. In fact, as long as the solar panels can meet your power needs fully, you’re free to call your electricity supplier and ask them to disconnect your home for good.
If you don’t fancy installing solar panels – perhaps because you’re unable to afford to installation cost or you don’t plan to live in the home for a long-time, you can still connect your home to a solar grid. Solar power bills are typically lower than what you’re paying your current service provider, which likely uses fossil fuels to generate electricity.
The Cost of Solar Panels Is Getting Friendlier
It’s true that the cost of buying and installing solar panels is a major deterrent for people who’re looking to go solar. However, it’s also true that this cost is getting friendlier every year.
There are many factors that are contributing to the reducing cost of solar panels. First, there is the federal solar investment tax credit, which, in 2021, enables homeowners to deduct 26 per cent of the installation costs from their federal taxes.
State and local governments are also offering various incentives. In Kansas, for example, prices have fallen 40 per cent in the last five years because of the incentives. Check out to learn more about this.
Solar dealers and installers are also offering amazing discounts and offers. It’s possible to lease or rent a solar power system, for instance. However, take note that such an arrangement may not entitle you to federal and state incentives.
Solar Is Good for the Planet
Climate change is well on its course and the consequences are evident.
If you’re wondering what you can do to help protect the environment, go solar. Solar energy is clean and renewable. The generation of solar power doesn’t result in the emission of gases that are harmful to the environment.
Why Solar? Now You Know
There’s more to solar than meets the eye. Although it can be costly to switch to solar, you’ll reap big benefits, including reduction or elimination of power bills, appreciation of home value, and more. Now is the best time to make the switch.
Keep an eye on our blog for more tips and insights.