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WHAT ARE THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY?
When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.
WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY?
Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.
HOW DOES SOLAR IMPACT MY PROPERTY VALUE?
Studies have shown that homes with solar energy systems sell for more than homes without them. However, your property value will only increase if you own, rather than lease, your solar panel system. In most parts of the country, going solar will actually increase your property value more than a kitchen renovation.
HOW DOES SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC PANELS WORK?
Solar panels absorb the sun's energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.
DO SOLAR PANELS PRODUCE POWER WHEN SUN ISN'T SHINING?
The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. As a result, your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night. However, because of high electricity costs and financial incentives, solar is a smart decision even if you live in a cloudy city.
WILL I RECEIVE AN ELECTRIC BILL IF I HAVE SOLAR PANELS?
Unless your solar energy system includes battery storage and you are fully off the grid, you will still receive a bill from your utility. However, you can dramatically reduce your bill, or even cut the amount you owe to $0 for your usage charges, with a solar panel system that matches your energy use.
HOW MUCH WILL SOLAR PANEL MAINTENANCE COST?
Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for the 25 to 35 years that they will generate power. In most cases, you don’t even need to clean your solar panels regularly. If something does happen, most equipment manufacturers include warranties, although warranty terms depend on the company.
WHAT SIZE SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM SHOULD I GET?
The size of your solar energy system will depend on how much electricity you use on a monthly basis, as well as the weather conditions where you live. Take a look at your past electricity bills and contact us for free consultation. We can help you assess the size you would require.