A few of the advantages of going solar:
Supporting the Clean Energy and Environmental Movements
While in use, solar panels create absolutely no waste or emissions. Unlike fossil fuel power plants, they simply produce clean, renewable energy from a fuel source that requires no locating, excavation or transportation. In fact, a 4 kW home solar system offsets the following during its first 25 years:
lbs of CO2
Investing in Your Home’s Equity
Not sure you’re going to be in your home long enough to reap the long-term investment benefits of solar? According to the National Appraisal Institute, for every $1 solar panels save you on your annual utility bills, your home’s value increases by $20. Plus your property tax won’t increase, and solar homes tend to sell faster on the real estate market.
Becoming Energy Independent
Solar power is a very real, accessible path toward energy independence in the United States. While the U.S. continues to consume more energy than it produces, the deficit is falling, and with more and more renewable energy being added to the grid at home, our energy portfolio is becoming cleaner and more sustainable.
By taking action to responsibly generate electricity on your own property with solar panels, you are increasing American energy independence with solar power and shielding yourself from unexpected problems and price fluctuations along the way.