There are many reasons why you should go solar. Saving the environment, increasing property value and more, but did you also know that it can save you money?
The cost of solar keeps falling and the number of installations keep rising. Whether your motivations for considering going solar are economic, environmental, or personal—solar benefits have something for everyone.
We’ve made a list of these benefits and selected the top 6 reasons why you should switch from traditional electricity to solar power.
1. Reduce utility bills
Utility bills can take up a considerable chunk of your monthly budget. Like it or not, it can sometimes be disheartening to just give money away to utility companies when we know we could do more for less.
Installing solar panels can make you reduce your monthly electricity bill up to 75 percent or completely (in some off-grid cases).
2. Earn from net metering
Speaking of saving, why not push the bar higher and start earning some money from solar power?
Net metering gets you some returns on your investment in solar panels installed on your roof.
Although solar panels require a hefty upfront installation fee, some utility companies pay you to go solar through the net metering program.
The program lets eligible customers with specific generation facilities reduce their net energy costs by exporting surplus generated energy back to the utility distribution system for credit against energy the customer consumes from the distribution system.
3. Protect from energy cost inflation
Economic inflations are not a good sign. Consumers can be in an uncontrollable situation paying for highly-priced goods and services.
What’s worse is that they have no choice and have to pay the costs no matter what or else, they risk a negative impact on their lifestyles. Going solar protects you from unnecessarily inflated electricity rates.
If anything, you can get paid instead of paying to electric companies.
4. Increase property value
Whether you are selling your house or not, installing solar panels on your roof will increase your home value. Research shows a 3.74 percent increase in home value over other non-solar counterparts.
5. Be a good example in society
A high percentage of people want to maintain a sustainable lifestyle but have a hard time starting. You can be an excellent example in society and demonstrate how beneficial it is to have solar panels installed on your roof.
You can start in your local neighborhood and spread the advantages of using solar energy, and hopefully, others will follow suit.
6. Protect the environment
Using solar energy can protect the environment. Homeowners with installed solar panels mitigate around four tons of carbon emissions annually.
This is a perfect way to reduce your carbon footprint and will benefit you and the environment in the long run.
There are many reasons why homeowners go solar, but saving the environment and cutting energy costs are the most common. Many people are aware that solar is a great home efficiency upgrade and are eager to reduce their carbon footprints while also improving property value.
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About the Author:
Annah Brooks is a passionate blogger interested in sharing energy-saving tips and the need for protecting nature and resources for future generations. She frequently blogs at Positronic Solar, which has over 25 years experience in solar panel installation, supplying both residential and commercial solar systems around Australia.