Solar power is a great alternative to traditional electricity. With so many great benefits, solar is a smart decision—for you and the environment.
With incentives and tax credits, owning a solar power system is now easier—and cheaper—than ever. While rates and incentives vary by state, rebates can total up to 70% off system costs in some cases.
You can dramatically reduce and even eliminate your monthly energy bill by generating your own power. Over the life of your system, your savings can easily add up to thousands of dollars. When you create more power than you use, you can sell the energy back to the utility company for a credit on your next bill.
Add Value to Your Home
Energy efficiency is a great selling point. By having to spend less on oil, propane and electricity automatically adds resale value to your home and potential buyers can afford to pay more for an energy-efficient home, and they can rest assured knowing they’ll be protected from rising energy costs. In a study conducted by The Appraisal Journal, simply having an energy-efficient home increases its value by 4 to 10 percent.
Protect the Environment
Clean, renewable energy is important for the future. By choosing to power your home with solar energy, you’re preventing greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere—and helping eliminate our country’s dependence on fossil fuels. For example, a one-kilowatt solar electric system:
- Prevents 150 lbs. of coal from being mined
- Prevents 300 lbs. of CO2 from entering the atmosphere
- Keeps 105 gallons of water from being consumed in hydroelectric plants