Solar panels are a great way to harness the energy from the sun and lower your energy bills at the same time. In order to be able to go solar, you will need a significant portion of your roof to face the south with minimal tree coverage. To find out whether your home would benefit from solar panels, you should contact one of several solar energy companies for a quote.
The cost to go solar does come with an initial setup investment. Solar panels are expensive, but there is a significant return on that investment and with a 20-25 year warranty that comes with most panels, it is a pretty sound financial investment. It is also worthwhile to do some research into the federal and state incentives for installing solar panels on your residence as this can save you a huge portion of the cost.
Why go solar?
So, why install solar power, let’s see. With only the investment of installing the solar panels, you will be able to utilize the energy provided by the sun, turning it into usable electricity, with no pollution byproduct. You can pair solar energy with the gas or electric already provided to your home, so that you never have to be without the comforts of a temperate home, yet at the same time greatly reduce your need for the higher cost energy provided by your local power company. By installing solar panels you will be paying for your electricity up front in the cost of the panels, and are therefore protected from any rate increases in electricity in the future. So if reducing your carbon footprint and saving money is important to you, solar is a great way to go.