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You may be wondering why solar power is a good alternative energy source. Solar power increases home value, lowers monthly costs, and more.


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Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

Solar energy is a renewable energy source that that does not emit greenhouse gasses. This clean and sustainable process is the most abundantly available energy source on Earth. Not only does solar power improve air quality by reducing carbon emissions, but it also uses less water than other methods of energy production.

Reduce Your Bill

Residential electricity rates are projected to increase. Solar owners can protect themselves against rising energy costs and lower or eliminate their monthly utility bill.

Tax Credits

The Residential Clean Energy Credit allows homeowners to claim a tax credit for 30% of the cost of their system. Additionally, some state and local jurisdictions may also offer credits.

Help The Planet

Solar panels generate electricity without burning fossil fuels or emitting greenhouse gasses. Thus, a solar system allows homeowners to drastically reduce their carbon footprint.

Home Value

According to Zillow, properties with rooftop solar installations sell for 4.1% more than homes without. Solar is more than just a noble cause- it generally makes financial sense!

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Lower Your Rates

A solar energy system allows homeowners to lock in their energy costs and gives them protection against rising energy rates. As rates rise, the value produced by a solar system increases. In most cases, an efficient solar system will offset a majority of your yearly energy consumption with the highest monthly offset being in the summer months and lowest in the winter months.

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Energy Independence

If the grid goes down, you stay up! With solar energy, you don’t need to worry about a disruption in service. Solar Batteries make it possible to keep the lights on regardless of weather or power outages. Solar panels are designed to withstand challenging climates and harness energy even during the shorter winter days.

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Experience the Benefits

A residential solar system, also known as a rooftop solar system or residential photovoltaic (PV) system, offers several benefits for homeowners. Here are some of the key advantages:

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    Renewable and Sustainable Energy: Solar energy is a clean and renewable source of power. By installing a residential solar system, homeowners can significantly reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, contributing to a more sustainable future and reducing their carbon footprint.

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    Cost Savings: One of the primary benefits of residential solar systems is the potential for long-term cost savings. By generating your own electricity from solar panels, you can reduce or even eliminate your monthly electricity bills. The amount of savings depends on factors like the system size, local electricity rates, and the amount of sunlight your location receives.

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    Return on Investment (ROI): Installing a residential solar system can provide a favorable return on investment over time. While the upfront costs may be significant, solar panels have a long lifespan (typically 25 years or more) and can generate electricity for decades. As electricity costs continue to rise, the savings from solar power can offset the initial investment, potentially resulting in substantial financial benefits over the system’s lifespan.

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    Energy Independence: Solar power provides homeowners with a certain level of energy independence. By generating your own electricity, you become less reliant on utility companies and are more resilient against power outages or fluctuations in energy prices. This can offer peace of mind, especially during emergencies or natural disasters.

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    Environmental Impact: Residential solar systems contribute to a cleaner environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By generating electricity from sunlight rather than burning fossil fuels, solar power helps mitigate climate change and air pollution.

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    Incentives and Tax Benefits: Many governments, both at the federal and local levels, offer incentives and tax benefits to encourage the adoption of solar energy. These can include tax credits, rebates, and net metering programs, which allow homeowners to sell excess electricity back to the grid. Taking advantage of these incentives can further enhance the financial attractiveness of installing a residential solar system.

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    Increased Property Value: Homes equipped with solar panels tend to have higher property values. A residential solar system is seen as an attractive feature by many homebuyers, as it offers long-term cost savings, environmental benefits, and reduced reliance on traditional energy sources. A 2022 study by the Department of Energy estimated a $4 per watt increase in home value.

It’s worth noting that the benefits of a residential solar system can vary based on factors such as location, local regulations, system size, and individual energy consumption. Consulting with a solar professional or installer can provide personalized insights into the specific benefits and considerations for your home.

Gain Your Energy Independence Today

Make the switch to solar energy today to start saving on your monthly utility bills.