If you take a stroll around most neighborhoods in the United States, you’ll notice roofs spotted with glowing solar panels. While solar energy is booming here at home and around the world, and the science behind solar energy is clear, there are still some skeptics out there who don’t believe solar energy is right for them. That’s why we’re here to take the pressure off of choosing solar energy.

We know going solar is a big decision – and after reading this, hopefully you’ll be able to determine if it’s the right choice for you!

Before we jump into why solar could be right for you, let’s address the solar energy basics:

Solar energy is the projection of light and heat from the sun projected onto a panel to produce heat and electricity. The solar energy is converted into electricity by a direct current and travels through an inverter, then the energy is transferred into a usable form of electricity for your home[1]. At its most basic form, solar energy is created by the technology that converts sunlight into electricity directly, this is also known as photovoltaic cells (PV).

Solar energy is a renewable resource and environmentally friendly.

Solar panels reduce your carbon footprint since this clean energy source does not release greenhouse gases. It’s also important to note solar reduces water and air pollution in the environment since it’s generated without “dirty” sources such as coal.

A solar panel’s PV cells do not need water to produce energy, whereas powerplants such as, coal-fired and natural gas facilities need a significant amount of water to facilitate their cooling demands. By using solar energy, there is no pollution of local water systems. This includes the water used for agricultural purposes and drinking water. By going solar, you are bettering our environment today and for our future generations.

Solar energy can increase your property value.

According to research by the National Renewable Energy Lab, every dollar in energy savings from installing solar panels adds about $20 to your home’s value. This may vary depending on your location of your home and the number of panels being installed, but for most homeowners, going solar is worth every penny.[2] Solar panels are also an attractive feature for new homeowners looking to enter the real estate market. Learn more by clicking here.

“Location, location, location” is everything when it comes to installing solar.

We want to make sure going solar is worth it for your family. Since solar energy relies on sunlight, there are several aspects that could influence your energy production. Obstructions from trees, tall buildings and other elements could prohibit . To see whether now is the right time for your family to go solar, call us today at (888) 666-3588.

Solar energy gives homeowners peace of mind about their environmental impact and allows them to keep more money in their bank account. While solar energy isn’t the right choice for every homeowner, it can certainly make a dent in monthly utility bills.

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[1] https://www.ovoenergy.com/guides/energy-sources/solar-energy.html

[2] https://www.usgbc.org/articles/top-four-benefits-installing-solar-panels-your-home