An increasing number of people are paying attention to the environment in recent years. It’s a given, consider what global temperatures have risen to. Green energy is a hot topic as people look for ways to get away from fossil fuels. Many are moving to solar power. As a result, the solar energy industry has been at a steady rate of growth, with it expecting to go rise by 15.7% through 2030, according to Grand View Research. Should you consider solar panels for your home? Here are three reasons to make the switch:

1. Panels are Increasingly Affordable

In the past, it seemed like using solar energy was something that only the rich could do. The American government has been trying to make it more affordable. For example, home residents may now receive a solar tax credit, which can help offset the cost of having the panels installed. That makes access to solar panels much more affordable.

2. Solar Power Saves on Your Bills

Inflation affects numerous aspects of our lives. That includes electric bills when you use conventional ways to get power. You can lower that utility bill by a great amount by converting to solar panels. How much you save is based on how much electricity you typically use, and how expansive your solar panel system is. There are also options for you to lease solar panels from a third party, to whom you pay a discounted rate, which tends to be significantly less than your normal utility bill. You can lock these rates in for years – try doing that with an electric company.

3. You Have Power During Blackouts

One unfortunate aspect of being on a conventional energy grid is that if an accident or weather happens to cause a blackout, you have to wait for the utility company to fix it. That’s not the case with solar power. There’s a backup battery that stores energy and can keep your home going for a very long time. You can also expand your battery storage, a boon since the technology keeps improving. That will save money on things like emergency supplies since your home can run normally for longer.

There are even more benefits to getting solar panels. Research shows that solar panels increase your property value by a significant amount. Are you interested in getting solar power for your home? Contact us today for a free solar estimate!