Top 5 Benefits of Going Solar
Turn on the news, check your Twitter feed, or simply glance at your neighbors’ roofs, and you’ll quickly notice a growing trend: solar energy. All across the country, but especially here in the Bay Area, more and more people are pulling the plug on dirty, expensive fossil fuels and making the switch to clean and plentiful solar power instead.
But what’s in it for you? Quite a lot, as it happens! Stick with us, and we’ll explain the top 5 benefits you can expect when you add solar power to your home.
1. It’s environmentally friendly.
Let’s start with the obvious: solar energy comes directly from the sun, not from a dirty fossil fuel that has to be extracted from the ground, transported, refined, transported again, and eventually burned off. You don’t have to worry about your carbon footprint when you’re using solar power. As long as the sun is shining, you can use all of your favorite electronics and appliances without guilt.
2. It’s reliable – even when the sun isn’t out.
When you install solar power, you’re not making the switch to 100% solar. The technology simply hasn’t advanced to the point where that’s possible (yet). Your home will remain connected to the grid, so you can still access reliable and plentiful power on foggy mornings and dark nights. Over time, you’ll just use a lot less of it.
3. It adds clean energy to the entire electrical grid.
Whenever the sun is shining, your solar panels are collecting more energy than your home can use – especially if, say, everyone who lives in the house is at work or school. But none of that power goes to waste. Instead, it’s added back into the electrical grid and distributed to places that are using power (like your office or your kids’ school).
4. It can increase your home’s resale value.
Home buyers like the idea of solar energy, especially in an energy-conscious state like California. Should you ever decide to sell your home, buyers are likely to pay a premium if it comes with well-maintained solar panels.
5. It helps you save money.
It’s true that solar panels come with an upfront cost. They’re an investment – one that truly pays over the long term. When you have a solar power system, you’re paying less money to the electric company. In fact, when your system delivers power to the electrical grid, the electric company pays you!
With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder that more and more homeowners across the Bay Area are choosing to install solar power systems. Why not join them? Give us a call if you’ve been thinking about installing solar power in your home and would like to know more. We’re happy to go over all the costs and benefits and come up with a custom plan that will be perfect for your home!