The Advantages of Residential Solar
Why Install Solar on Your Home?
If you own a 2000-square-foot home in California, you’re probably spending an average of $250 each month for electricity. This means your power bill will add up to $16,600 in five years—not including the average annual increase of four percent. According to statics solar has become the most popular investment in the US in the past 10 years. In addition, the power plants that supply this electricity will fill the atmosphere with approximately 16,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year. All this excess energy consumption is causing permanent damage to our planet. And we’re already seeing the effects today. It is estimated that 75% of the electricity generated in the US is via fossil fuels. We can truly reduce the carbon footprints by generating our own energy at home and supporting more renewable energy resources in the US. They in turn are relying less on fossil fuel Unlike many other counties such as Germany and Japan we still have a long journey to complete energy independence. Resources.
The benefits of solar are a proven fact. Installing solar is not only great for our planet but, it’s a smart financial investment. According to many studies homes which are equipped with solar energy have a rate of at least a 3.6 % property value increase and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking homes with solar installations into consideration as they value homes, and as the consumers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow. One other important thing to consider is that there is very little maintenance required after installing solar. There are no moving parts or mechanical gears in movements to break in a solar cell, which makes it impossible breakdown. Solar cells tend to last many years with only semiannual cleaning required. Purchasing solar will also make you eligible for Government tax credits or other financial incentives which offset the cost. The US Government is dedicated in promoting solar power because of its overwhelmingly positive environmental impact on our day to day lives, not to mention the fulfilling feeling of having energy independence. Solar panel installation benefits us through how we live, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Probably one of the most obvious benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility rates. Electricity prices have gone up by an average of four percent annually. And they are bound to go up.
Time to Act:
Millions of California homeowners are creating change in their own backyards and businesses. Their situation is far different. They’ve made the smart decision to switch to solar power. Money that was once flying out the window is now staying in consumers’ pockets. And fossil fuels once being burned—sending unwanted pollutants into the air—are now staying in the ground.
It’s time to create change in your own backyard today. Calstate Energy invites you to join these happy Californians. With current government incentives and attractive utility rebates, you’ll pay only a fraction of the cost for your solar installation. Plus, our easy lease and purchase plans reduce the cost even further.
Altogether, solar energy is both a wise and affordable investment in your home.