Like most of us, especially coming out of the winter months and expensive electricity bills, you’ve probably considered going solar with your home. In addition to the sustainability benefits, it can also benefit you personally. Read on for four compelling reasons why going solar in 2018 could be the right decision for you and your family.
It benefits Mother Nature
When going solar you not only help yourself, but you will make an impact on the environment. Solar power is a clean source of energy so the pollution it creates is much less than any other energy source. It doesn’t produce greenhouse gasses or other harmful emissions which harm the environment.
Increases your property value
Studies show homes with solar energy systems have a higher property value and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. And in 2018, the demand for homes with solar power is definitely on the rise.
Creates financial and energy independence
Energy costs can be a big part of your monthly expenses, especially in the winter and summer months. Your solar panel system will generate free energy for you year-round; therefore significantly lowering or eliminating your monthly bill. You’ll no longer be at the mercy of utility companies and the potential for increased costs and rates. Just think of what you could do with that extra money each month!
This is the future of energy
In the next 30 years, the International Energy Agency predicts solar power may count for 16% of the world’s energy. The growth potential is huge, even with current technology…imagine what’s to come.