If you have just decided to make the switch or are considering switching to clean solar energy, you may be wondering what life at home will be like. Although you will most likely not even notice a difference, solar panels can help slash your bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Read on for a glimpse of what life is like once you switch to solar.
The change that most notice first after they switch to solar power is the dramatic decrease in their energy bills. Does this sound too good to be true?
To understand how solar cuts energy bills so significantly, it’s important to understand the basics of how solar works. Solar panels contain many solar cells, which are made of layers of silicon, phosphorus and boron. These layers absorb photons from the sun’s energy and convert them into an electric current using their positive and negative charges. This process is known as the Photovoltaic Effect.
In most cases the average solar-powered home generates more than enough energy to meet its needs, so any excess electricity is sent back into your neighborhood’s power grid. The sun’s energy is free, unlike the resources from your utility company. Thus, homes with solar power can slash their energy bills significantly!
If you plan on staying at your current home for a long time, you will most likely see your investment returned in full plus other benefits. Not planning on staying long-term? If you are considering selling your home, solar panels can actually add to the value of your property. Once you sell, you can transfer your contract over to the new homeowner.
Once you switch, you may find that you are more aware of your energy consumption – whether that means shutting off lights as you leave a room, unplugging devices that aren’t in use or so on. Solar energy is abundant and free, but it is still a precious resource that we should not take advantage of!
Life is all about balance. If we are responsible at home and practice sustainable habits, they will carry over into other aspects of our life such as transportation, proper waste disposal and so on. By instilling small habits, we can help make our world a better place to live.
Life after making the switch is a breeze, and with Momentum Solar the installation process can be just as simple. We will be there for you every step of the way from your solar enrollment through your system design, engineering, permitting, installation, inspection, and activation to ensure a seamless transition to cleaner, more affordable solar energy. All you’ll have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your new energy source.
Our mission at Momentum Solar is to enable our customers to take control over their rising electricity costs and start generating cleaner, price-protected power. Visit our website momentumsolar.com or call 1-888-MOMENTUM for more information.