Advantages of Solar Power Energy

The more we can use solar energy, the less dependent we will be on fossil fuels. If you equip your home with a solar system, you can enjoy the following advantages of solar energy:

1. Solar energy is a renewable energy source and reduces carbon emissions

Solar power is a renewable energy source, which means you never use it. Solar energy is clean. It does not emit carbon dioxide or other heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Avoid environmental damage associated with fossil fuel extraction or drilling. Also, unlike power plants that use steam turbines to generate electricity, solar energy uses little or no water.

2. Solar energy can lower your home's electricity bills

A photovoltaic system at home can reduce your dependency on the grid and help you save on electricity bills. Some solar power system owners may even have excess electricity to sell to the utility. Instead of paying utility bills, homeowners are paid by utility bills. You may not need to purchase a full solar energy system to reduce your home's electric bills. Just choose solar lights, solar powered lights instead of house wiring to save money.

3. Solar can get your money back with Renewable Solar Energy Credits (SREC).

Some states offer Renewable Solar Energy Certificates (SREC). Each of them represents one megawatt hour of electricity generated by solar energy. Electric utilities buy these certificates to meet the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard, which mandates a certain percentage of renewable energy from solar power. You can trade SREC for your system performance, which is another way to get value from your investment.

4. Homes with solar panels installed can improve home value

Homebuyers are likely to pay more for a home with solar panels installed. Considering the pros and cons of solar energy, the savings on bills, and the money made selling energy to the utility, everything in the plus column counts. Residential solar systems are popular and can increase the resale value of your home.

Solar systems are relatively easy to install and require very little maintenance. Your solar energy provider takes care of both if you decide on a solar leasing or power purchase agreement (PPA). Consider this by asking yourself if solar energy is worth it.

5. Solar panels have low maintenance costs 

The solar panels are easy to maintain because they have no moving parts that wear out over time. Just keep them clean and in good physical condition to keep them working properly. With low maintenance costs and an average lifespan of 25 years, investing in solar panels can be easy.

6. Solar energy can generate electricity in any weather

Solar energy systems can generate electricity in all climatic conditions. One of the disadvantages of solar energy is that it is subject to temporary climatic disturbances. Cloudy days reduce the amount of electricity generated. However, the cold does not affect productivity. Snowfall can actually help your solar system as the snow cleans the panels as it melts and the sun reflecting off the snow increases the amount of light hitting the panels. The result is increased electricity production.

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