Benefits of solar energy
Here are some benefits of solar energy.
Solar energy is not only sustainable, it is renewable and this means that we will never run out of it. It is about as natural a source of power as it is possible to generate electricity.
The creation of solar energy requires little maintenance. Once the solar panels have been installed and are working at maximum efficiency there is only a small amount of maintenance required each year to ensure they are in working order.
They are a silent producer of energy. There is absolutely no noise made from photovoltaic panels as they convert sunlight into usable electricity.
There are continual advancements in solar panel technology which are increasing the efficiency and lowering the cost of production, thus making it even more cost effective.
During operation solar electricity power plants produce zero emissions.
Big environmental impact.
The average will offset 178 tons of carbon dioxide over 30 years*. That’s like:
Saving the amount of fuel it takes to drive 390,300 miles, which would get you around the equator about 15.7 times.
Planting 10 football fields full of trees.
Conserving so much water used in electricity production that it would fill 6.7 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Eliminating the need to burn 174,907 pounds of coal.
1. Solar Helps You Save on Your Electric Bill
Probably the biggest advantage of solar energy is immediate electricity bill savings. No matter how small your installation, you begin receiving smaller monthly bills from your local utility company – from Day 1.
2. Solar Energy and Income Generation
Depending on where you live, solar panels not only help you save on your electricity bill – they can also generate passive income.
3. Solar Energy and Higher Property Values
Because solar energy helps you save on your electricity bill, it’s an investment that pays for itself many times over the 25+ year lifetime of your installation.
But the advantages of solar energy extend well beyond electricity bill savings.
Solar energy can also fetch you a much higher asking price when it comes time to sell your home. An average sized installation on a $500,000 property can add $20,000 or more to the retail value of your home – an amount that exceeds the average cost of most residential solar installations, meaning you could not only be reducing or eliminating your electricity bill but also getting 100% of your money back when and if you sell the home. By contrast, most kitchen remodeling projects only deliver returns of 60%.
If you’re going to make home improvements, solar energy is pretty difficult to top. You enjoy lower electricity bills for as long as you remain in your house. And when it comes time to sell, you recoup 100% of your investment thanks to your property’s higher asking price.