Sure, solar is a great move for some homeowners. But you really only need to know if it’s good for you.
Let’s go over some of solar energy’s strong points, and then talk about if it’s a practical choice for you to make.
Why Solar Energy?
We are perpetually running out of fossil fuel resources (some think we have around 53 years supply left). We’ve found a way to get by so far, but when will it run out?
In answer to this, the solar industry has taken hold. Solar energy has had a lot more funding and research, which has made it more affordable than ever—as well as more efficient.
Since solar energy is an infinite resource (meaning it will never run out), it would be an ideal resource to power our lives.
And while the solar industry does contribute to carbon emissions (through the manufacturing of solar panels), it’s a lot cleaner and healthier for us and the planet than traditional fossil fuels.
And finally, solar energy does help homeowners and businesses save money as it reduces energy bills.
Solar Is A Growing Industry
SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) stated that solar panel installations on private homes in the U.S. surpassed one million in 2017. And they predicted the installation rate would only double over the next couple years.
The government is making it as affordable as possible right now for homeowners to install solar panels by offering tax incentives. Solar companies are also taking advantage of these incentives and creating programs where homeowners can “rent” the solar panels from them at a reduced cost from their current electric rate.
It would be logical, noting the growth, the practicality, and the infinite nature of solar energy, to predict that the industry only going to expand. Solar energy will become more efficient and even more mainstream than it already is.
Why Solar Energy May Not Be Practical For You
Solar energy is a great investment and an important part of our future. But is it good for you right now?
Without being able to look at your house specifically, I couldn’t tell you. I would suggest you schedule a free consultation with a solar professional today (see below). Especially while these tax incentives are still valid.
You might be surprised, because even if you live in wintery or cloudy states, solar energy can still be completely efficient and money-saving for you. It depends on key factors, such as roof position and weather patterns, that a professional could quote you more correctly.
That being said, there are some disadvantages to solar energy. It’s still an investment and it still costs more than most homeowners want to spend. Tax incentives and solar company programs do make it much more affordable, but it may not fit into your budget. I recommend taking a look at your budget, getting a quote from a couple solar companies, and see how long your energy savings will take until you pay off your solar panels.
Solar energy has saved homeowners thousands over the years. But that doesn’t make it right for you.
It might not be practical for you at all if those numbers take too long to justify the investment.
So, get a free quote today. Your solar professional will be able to lay out how much it’s going to cost and how much you can expect to save on your energy bills. Then decide if solar energy is a practical choice for you.