Concerns over major energy sources, such as the unsustainability of fossil fuels, have led to massive solar energy adoption through the use of solar panel systems. According to the US Department of Energy, solar energy production grew from 1.2 GW in 2008 to the current estimated 30 GW, enough to power 5.7 million average American homes.
Like any other energy source, solar panels have drawbacks. Yet the benefits outweigh the drawbacks by far. Here are four reasons Americans are eager to do home solar installations and why you should.
1. Eco-Friendliness and Sustainability
One of the chief reasons Americans opt for solar energy is to reduce emissions. Solar energy production and use are among the most sustainable choices because there are no toxic emissions such as carbon dioxide and soot. As concerns over climate change continue to gain traction, solar energy will be the go-to energy source for homeowners.
2. Cost Saving
Depending on solar energy means you only pay the initial cost of solar panels, not the energy source, the sun. You can significantly slash your utility bills by having your energy come directly from the sun. Planet Custodian reports that you could save 95% of your utility bills by installing solar panel systems.
3. Increased Home Resale Value
According to the US Department of Energy, one study found that, on average, having a solar system increases a home’s value by $15,000. Of course, this depends on other factors, such as electricity rates and the system size. Still, installing a solar system will increase your home’s resale value.
4. Solar Works even in Remote Areas
Some energy sources only work if you live near particular infrastructures such as an electricity grid or gas station. On the other hand, solar panels work everywhere. You can install a solar system even when you live off-grid. Even if your location does not experience a lot of sunlight, you will still benefit from solar panel installation. Solar installation can prove very helpful in rural settings without proper electricity connectivity.
The benefits of solar energy from sustainability, cost saving, and low maintenance can’t be over-emphasized. We bring expertise, industry knowledge, and professionalism to home solar panel installation. Contact us to be one step closer to an eco-friendly and cost-saving energy source.