Solar Provides Clean, Renewable Energy
Solar power is a 100% clean, renewable energy source. It reduces reliance on oil, coal, and natural gas for electricity production. These fossil fuels produce harmful emissions that affect the quality of air, water, and soil, and are responsible for global warming. It’s estimated that between 2000 and 2065, the Earth will lose more species of plants and animals to extinction than in the previous 65 million years combined.
That’s a staggering statistic and one driven significantly by the effects of greenhouse gasses from fossil fuels. In contrast, solar energy produces no pollution. The sun’s abundant power offers an unlimited source of energy that does not strip the landscape or harm the ozone layer. Residential solar energy systems represent an investment in the future of the planet, conserving non-renewable energy sources and protecting the environment.
Solar Cuts Costs on Your Current Utility Bill
Savings can even accrue on cloudy days since the sun emits energy through clear and overcast skies. Solar offers year-round efficiency and savings, even in colder, dark climates.
Depending on their size, ability, and orientation relative to the sun, some solar panels generate more electricity than your home consumes. In turn, this could reduce your monthly electric bill to zero.
In some areas, you may qualify for a rebate if your residential solar power system produces excess electricity. Check with your area’s solar power guidelines. Most utility bills are rising every year. With a Choose the Right Solar service plan, customers pay predictable rates for the next 25 years.
Prices of Solar Have Fallen But Still Adds Home Value
The cost of solar has dropped dramatically in recent years, falling more than 70% in just the last decade. You’ll save money on maintenance, too, since there are no moving parts to break down. Besides, the cost of home solar batteries have dropped substantially as well. The benchmark Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for lithium-ion batteries has fallen 35% to $187 per megawatt-hour since the first half of 2018, according to research company Bloomberg NEF (BNEF).
Moreover, purchased residential solar panels can improve your home. According to Zillow Economic research, homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1% more on average than comparable homes without solar power. For the median-valued home, that translates to an additional $9,274.40. Contact the Choose the Right Solar Team for a complimentary solar panel installation quote today.
Solar Gives You Freedom and Control Over Electricity
U.S. households have experienced a steady increase in both frequency and duration of power outages over the last 15 years, according to research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The United States has the highest number of power-outage minutes of any developed nation. Our electricity grid is 100 years old and was not built for today’s vastly increased population and extreme weather events.
California’s largest utility, PG&E, estimates it will need $75 billion to $150 billion over several years to make the grid more secure, a cost that will be passed on to customers. Our grid needs to be modernized to meet the increasing demands of a plugged-in society. Adding a home battery unit powered by residential solar panels can store enough electricity to power homes through peak usage hours, thereby giving households the freedom to control their family’s electricity.
Home batteries, along with solar panels, are also available to buffer against the rolling blackouts introduced by electric companies for consumption management. Today’s antiquated grid means that more communities will experience power outages as providers have to manage consumption during peak hours. With a residential solar system, your home is powered by rooftop solar panels during the day and by energy stored in the battery at night.
By installing solar panels, you gain energy independence. Solar panels and home batteries are becoming more affordable, accessible, resilient, and efficient. They provide peace of mind and energy security for households when the power goes out, or the next storm strikes. Choose the Right Solar’s home battery system replenishes with energy generated from the sun and removes the inconvenience, uncertainty, and expense of refueling a gas or diesel-powered generator. The clean and silent Brightbox battery is a preferred alternative for many families to a traditional backup generator.
Solar Qualifies for Tax Breaks
Another factor in the increasing affordability of solar panels is the availability of federal, state, and local tax breaks. For example, the federal solar tax credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar reduction against your federal income tax.
The latest extension of the solar tax credit came last December, and it gives homeowners and businesses up to a 26 percent credit on the net cost of a solar system. The 26 percent credit is in effect for two more years before it drops to 22 percent in 2023 and sunsets altogether for homeowners in 2024. The credit for businesses follows a similar path, with the exception being that its credit falls to 10 percent in 2024 and will stay at that number in future years.
Here at Choose the Right Solar, we are a veteran-owned and veteran-operated company. With that, our team of experts has over 25 years of experience in studying renewable energy and installing residential solar panels.
Even more, at Choose the Right Solar, we offer a 25-Year-Workmanship Warranty. In turn, this is because we believe in doing the job right the first time. Ask us about our Workmanship Warranty when you request a quote.
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