Reliable Solar Power System Installations
Solar Power is sustainable, renewable, and plentiful. As the cost of using solar panels to produce electricity goes down each year, many Americans are increasingly switching to solar power. Now, there are over a million solar panel installations across the country. Below are additional benefits of switching to solar power.
Financial returns and lower monthly utility bills are major incentives for going solar. The exact savings you will see with solar power depends on the following:
- Electricity Consumption
- Solar Power System Size
- Whether You Purchase or Finance Your System
- Direct Hours of Daily Sunlight
- Size and Angle of Roof
- Local Electricity Rates
A solar panel system provides an opportunity for anyone who is looking to reduce monthly utility bills and make a long-term, low-risk investment.
Solar panels are viewed as upgrades, like a renovated kitchen or a finished basement, so purchasing a solar panel system will likely increase your home’s value. Studies show that homeowners pay a premium for a solar home; one study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory showed that on average, solar panels increased the value of a home by about $15,000. Although market factors like electricity rates and system size may impact the size of the premium, solar homes can sell for more than homes without solar.
The solar resource of the United States is enormous. In fact, just one hour of noontime summer sun is equal to the annual U.S. electricity demand. Most states in the United States have good-to-excellent solar resource. Even places with relatively low solar resources, such as the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, can experience cost savings and have similar solar resources to states that have widely developed solar PV, like Arizona. Phoenix is one of the best cities to get solar panels.
Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar that is generated will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions like CO2, as well as other dangerous pollutants such as sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter. Solar also reduces water consumption and withdrawal.