It’s true that solar energy has taken the clean energy service industry by storm. It’s also true that while there are many people that have understood the benefits of solar energy and have decided to go solar, there are still many people who are yet to learn the advantages clean energy like solar offer. Despite the fact that solar installations across the U.S have reached a number higher than one million, there is still a long way to go in terms of educating the public on solar energy.
In fact, as per the findings of a research conducted by Carbon Mitigation Initiative, a group based in Princeton University, it is estimated that in order to offset the emission of carbon in the coming fifty years, the use of solar energy all over the world will have to increase a hundred times. Taking in context the U.S alone, the solar capacity of our country will have to increase by a thousand percent in the next fourteen years if we are to effectively address the damaging climate change. This speaks volumes on how dire the need for increased adoption of solar energy is.
While this certainly is a long road, we believe that it is not entirely impossible. You, as a homeowner, can make a difference by having a solar panel system installed in your home. This may seem insignificant, but every panel matters in the long run. So, here are the signs that a solar installation is perfect for your home:
- Your electricity bills are increasing and it’s getting difficult to pay
One of the reasons why many homeowners choose to go solar is because of rising electricity bills. Especially if you live in a state with extremely high rates, a solar installation is the ideal choice for you. While the average electricity bill is over hundreds of dollars every month for the rest of your life (and is increasing at an alarming rate), the average cost of a solar installation is about $12,500, which you have to pay only once in thirty years. Even if you cannot afford this, there are tons of solar financing options and incentives available to you.
- You care about the environment and want to do your part in making a change
If you care about the damages done to the environment through exploitation of unsustainable sources of power, having a solar power home is the perfect way for you to do your bit in contributing to a much-needed positive change. You will be powering your home with solar energy – a sustainable, renewable and clean energy source which will not have any damaging effect on the environment. What better way to care for the environment than powering your everyday use of electricity on clean energy?
- You live in a place where you get plenty of sunshine (or not)
Solar installation is ideal if you live in a place where you get plenty of sunshine all year round, but even if you don’t, it is not a problem at all. The hours of sunlight you receive in your area is not the biggest factor that contributes to how well your solar panel works and the amount of savings you get. You should know that solar panels are powered using daylight and not necessarily sunlight. So, while a solar installation in Florida may sound ideal, even other states like Oregon and Washington can still make use of solar installation.
- You have a yard, or a roof free from obstructions
Ideally, solar panels are installed on roofs or yards, where there is plenty of space for light absorption. So, if you have a roof or yard that is not covered by any trees, or any other kind of obstruction, solar installation is perfect for your home. Don’t worry about the angle of your roof, or which direction it has to face. Your installer will take care of that.
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