A few of the advantages of going solar:

Saving Money

When you go solar you immediately save on electricity, and you can do it with no money down.You’ll also protect yourself from utility rate increases. And in areas where time-of-use billing is used, you’ll save even more because electricity from solar panels is generated most efficiently at the same time electricity rates are highest.

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:

  199,679
lbs of CO2
    2,316
trees planted
    208,166
miles driven

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.