Switching to solar energy is a major decision that will affect your quality of life as well as your family’s. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who regrets going solar, however, some are still hesitant to make the switch as it’s a big financial investment. We believe that an educated consumer is an empowered consumer so here are the top five reasons more and more people continue to go solar and why it would be wise for you to make the switch.
1. Solar benefits the environment.
You’ve heard it a million times – fossil fuels are bad, solar is good, but why? Simple – The sun is always there, therefore solar utilizes renewable energy where fossil fuels are formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal, natural gas, or heavy oils by exposure to heat and pressure in the earth’s crust over hundreds of millions of years – hence, not renewable and require drilling and further damage to the environment. Since solar is a clean source of energy, the pollution it creates is significantly less than other energy sources. It doesn’t produce greenhouse gasses and other harmful emissions which temper with nature.
2. Solar saves (and makes) you money.
Although the initial financial investment may be significant (there are many payment options and tax credits that make it completely affordable,) you are paying a fixed rate based on the energy you use rather than a continuous increased rate given by your utility company. As rates consistently increase, you will pay the same amount month after month for energy you’re actually using. Going solar also increases the property value of your home, so it’s a sound investment if you’re planning to sell as well.
3. Solar energy can be used anytime of the day.
There’s this myth that you can only use solar power when the sun is up there in the sky. However, the truth is most of the providers of solar energy will get you connected to the grid so you don’t risk a power outage at night. Aside from that, if the solar panels you’ve picked have a battery backup system, you’re able to store power that you can use in case of emergencies.
4. Solar is reliable.
Solar panels are robust and designed to stand up to the elements—including zero-moving-part components and lacking sub-components that could be prone to failure. Florida Smart Energy uses USA made Solar World panels that have up to 25 year warranty on them, so they’re not only viable, but reliable.
5. Solar energy is the future.
Going solar embraces social and eco-consciousness. Plus, there’s nothing cooler and sexier than powering your entire home using energy from the sun.
While going solar requires careful thought and consideration, the benefits you’ll reap are undeniable. See for yourself how you can start saving money and energy today while protecting the environment and transforming your way of life.