As a solar power company, it is our duty to inform our clients as well as other interested parties about solar power and its numerous benefits. And although saving money plays a large part, and is certainly a massive reason to install residential solar panels, it’s not the only reason.

Simply put, solar power is the way of the future! Just think about it. The sun is an unlimited supply of energy and once you have the infrastructure in place, you can harness that energy for free on a daily basis.

Yet some people still need to be encouraged and convinced that solar power is indeed the way forward. And yes, this may be because initially, to install a solar systems will need a capital outlay. Of course, this can be tailored made to suit your budget, for instance, a smaller unit to run the water heating system in your home.

So with this blog, we aim to show you that it’s not only about saving money. Solar power can offer you so much more.

Lower the impact of your carbon footprint on the earth

If you watch the news, every day you will see the effects that climate change is having on the planet. It is not something that can be denied, no matter what the climate change denialists say. And it is going to take a concerted effort from everyone to stem this change. If we carry on at the rate we are, what kind of planet are we going to leave for the generations after us?

And by installing residential solar panels, you can do your little bit. By making sure that the electricity you use is produced by the sun, you reduce your carbon footprint significantly. No longer will all those tons and tons of CO2 gasses have to enter the atmosphere to help produce the electricity that your house runs off.

It is a simple change, yet a significant one in terms of global warming, especially as more and more people turn to solar power.

Save money with solar power rebates

Depending on where you live in the United States, by installing a solar system you can actually save even more money through solar power tax rebates. There are some considerations to see if you qualify, but there is certainly no harm in finding out if your state had a rebate program and whether you qualify or not. If you are unsure, the best residential solar companies (us included) will be able to tell you if you qualify or not.

Reliability

There are few things to look at in terms of solar energy reliability. First of all, the energy that is converted to electricity comes from the sun. And although the sun will eventually die out, it won’t happen in our lifetime. In fact, the sun is goof for around another 5 billion years. And now think of regular power sources. Although the national grid is pretty reliable, there are still outages from time to time. And let’s just all agree, we don’t think much about electricity until we don’t have it in our home! Take yourself off the grid and you won’t have to worry about outages ever again.

Makes your home far more valuable

Without a doubt, and all solar installers will tell you this, adding a solar energy unit to your home will only increase its value significantly. More and more people, when buying homes, are looking for one with solar energy already installed. So even if your home isn’t one you see yourself living in for the rest of your life, it still makes sense to install residential solar panels.

Solar power helps the economy of America by creating employment

With more and more people turning to solar power, the industry is fast becoming an important work provider for over 200 000 Americans. And this number is growing all the time. So by installing a solar unit in your home, you will be helping this industry and the economy grow, so much so that in 2015, job creation in the solar installation industry was rated 12 times higher than any other form of employment in the United States. That’s simply incredible.

There you have it. I think you would agree that the above reasons are strong proof that solar power is the way of the future, both for your own savings, the economy of the United States as well as helping to protect the earth. Don’t delay, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.