It’s safe to say that solar power has completely revolutionized the way that Americans power their lives. As recently as 2017, electricity gained from the production of solar power surpassed the 50-gigawatt mark. That’s a lot of ‘free’ energy!
With as pervasive as solar power has become, it’s got a lot of people wondering: “Is it time to go solar?”. At Urban Solar, this is our forte’ after all, which is why we’re dedicating this week’s blog post to the top three reasons why it actually is a great time to have an efficient, affordable solar power generation system installed onto your home or commercial building.
The “Big 3”
Keep in mind that these three reasons to go solar do not necessarily represent the entire list of reasons why solar power is such a good idea. They merely make up the top of the list, and they are often cited as the most compelling reasons for complete solar newbies to take the plunge and pull the trigger on a new solar power project.
Reason #1: Solar-generated power can completely eliminate your electricity bill every month.
It’s true: with the right solar power generation system engineered and installed by professionals who know what they’re doing, it is entirely realistic to reduce your electricity bill by 100%. What’s more, extra electricity that is generated by the solar power system can be ‘sold back’ to the power utility for cash or consumption credits that can be used against future bills.
Reason #2: Solar power systems increase the value of the building they are installed on.
When homeowners, in particular, sit down to take account of all of the ways that solar power can benefit them, the increase in home value jumps out as a key decision-making factor.
After a solar power system has been installed, many estimates put the average home value increase to be in the 3-4% range. So, for a home that is valued at $350,000 before solar, the increase in property value could be between $10,500 and $14,000.
Considering that many smaller solar power systems can be installed for under $15,000, the math that supports solar power additions is a no-brainer.
Reason #3: Solar power continually provides value in cost savings over a 25+-year period.
The solar panels, inverters, and mounting systems of today are technological marvels. They stand up to the elements, provide efficient operation, and require little to no maintenance to function properly. And, many manufacturer warranties provide peace-of-mind for years after the system is installed.
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We know you have questions when it comes to outfitting your home or business with solar power. When you’re ready to connect with the solar professionals at Urban Solar, we’ll be ready to set you on your path to energy independence. For more information or to schedule a free energy assessment, contact us today.