Advantages of Solar Energy

If you’re considering installing a solar panel system, you’ve probably had your share of exposure to the advantages of solar energy already. When it comes to the benefits of solar, there are many moving parts and many things to consider, including what type of solar system you decide to use and the initial costs of going solar.

However, one thing that remains true is that at POWERHOME Solar, we are determined to help you understand the advantages of solar energy for you and your family. Whether you’re considering solar panels to reduce your electricity bill, trim your carbon footprint or stay ahead on solar technology, we have you covered.
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Start Reducing Your Electricity Bill

There’s no doubt about it, solar-powered electricity is a cost-saving energy alternative. Depending on the size of your solar power system, it can start generating more electricity than your home consumes, making your meter spin backward. When you go solar, you can decrease your monthly electric bill, instantly saving on electricity month over month.

With a solar panel system, your home will generate free power for its entire 30-year life cycle. Even if your solar power system does not produce 100 percent of the energy your house consumes, you still will be reducing your energy bills, and owning the power your panels produce.

Qualify for Federal Tax Credits

Homeowners who choose to make the switch to solar can tap into the federal tax credits. Homeowners can claim 30 percent of the cost of installing solar panels as a tax credit. The tax credit is a government incentive for many homeowners, helping them bring down initial costs.

Going Solar is More Affordable than Ever

Thanks to technological advances, the cost of solar power has dropped dramatically. Today, solar energy systems require little to no maintenance. Also, POWERHOME Solar offers solar savings plans that include $0 down and 100% financing, making owning a solar energy system more affordable than ever.

Latest Solar Technology

Solar energy technology is at an all-time best with the most efficient solar cells and panels ever created. Today’s solar panel systems have sleek and practical designs that masterfully blend with your home’s roof. They are also designed to maximize their sun exposure. And remember, solar panels produce power even on cloudy days!

Protect Your Family Against Rising Energy Costs

Utility prices keep rising. Power rates for residential customers in the U.S. have risen nearly 70 percent since 2001. Utility rates will continue their upward trajectory as the cost of fuel for power plants rises. Also, the billions of dollars it will cost to clean up the coal ash problem will be passed on to all of us.

One of the advantages of solar energy is that you can protect yourself against variable electricity costs. Overall, going solar helps you have a more consistent financial forecast and better manage your utility expenses.

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Increase Your Property’s Value

Homes with solar energy systems have higher property values than non-solar homes, according to a 2015 study from the Lawrence Berkeley Research Laboratory. From the same study, there's evidence that they also sell faster than non-solar ones. As more homebuyers become more interested in the benefits of solar, demand for properties with solar panels will continue to grow.

Today, when homeowners are looking to make home improvements, solar energy is often on the top. While you’re living in your house, you enjoy lower electricity bills. When you decide to sell your home, you are expected to enjoy an increased property value that will be a fantastic return on investment from going solar.

The Ultimate Return on Investment

Instead of looking at solar energy as an expense, think about it as an investment – because it is. Homeowners who switch to solar can see an impressive return on investment through their electricity bill savings. The average American homeowner with a solar panel system can start seeing a return on investment in 6-8 years.

The truth is solar panel systems offer greater and greater returns the longer you have them. Most importantly, these are tax-free returns since they’re savings, not income. The advantage of solar energy is that even when you decide to sell your house, you still are expected to see a return on investment thanks to the increase of your property’s value due to the solar panel installation.

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It Is A Renewable Energy

Solar energy is a renewable source of energy that we can use as long as the sun exists, making it a long-term energy alternative. By harnessing the power of the sun through solar panels, we can reduce our dependence on other countries for nonrenewable energy sources to produce electricity. Solar energy is a consistent power source that can even be used in remote locations.

Even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends homeowners to switch to renewable energy sources to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet and protect the environment for future generations.

Solar Makes You Eco-Friendly

For those looking for ways to minimize their carbon footprints, solar energy is the way to go. As a clean alternative for fossil fuels, solar power is reliable, non-polluting and an amazing renewable source of energy. Solar energy does not pollute the air by releasing greenhouse gases, eliminating the damage to the environment.

Solar, wind, and hydropower are the future sources of energy for our country, our economy and our environment. Wind turbines are efficient. However, they need wide-open spaces without windbreaks to perform best are approximately 10 times the cost of a solar system. Hydro is very efficient, but most of us don't have a river in our backyard. However, most of us do have the sun on our roofs.

Reaches Off-the-Grid Homes

The power of solar energy can reach even the most remote locations with the aid of batteries. When there’s an area with no access to power cables, solar can be an excellent solution. Since running power lines through these remote locations could be costly and difficult, solar energy can be a viable solution. POWERHOME Solar can't take you off the grid, but its grid-connected solar solutions can help you achieve significant savings on your utility bill.

Works Toward U.S. Energy Independence

By increasing our capacity to generate clean energy from the sun, we also can claim independence from price fluctuations in global energy markets. One of the most significant benefits of solar is declaring freedom from the utility company. As we say here at POWERHOME Solar: “Stop renting your power, and start owning your power.”
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Going Solar is Easier
than Ever

From the installation process to the financing of your new solar panel system, going solar is easier than ever. Thanks to government incentives and solar financing incentives that include no out-of-pocket costs, switching to solar is more accessible than ever.

At POWERHOME Solar, we are all about our 1-2-3 step process that includes qualifying your home, a free consultation and scheduling an installation date, so you can go solar today.

Easy Installation Process

Solar panel systems are customized to your home’s layout so you can maximize your home’s space without the need of a large scale installation.

At POWERHOME Solar, we’re proud of our installation process. Our solar installers work smartly, efficiently, and precisely to make sure your solar installation goes smoothly.

As more people generate their own electricity, there will be fewer and fewer people paying the utility company. How do you think the utilities will pay for the massive overhead costs of maintaining the grid? With less revenue and higher grid maintenance costs, the utilities will have to raise rates dramatically over the years.

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Ready to Go Solar?

If you are ready to enjoy the many advantages of solar energy, we want to help you get started. Contact POWERHOME Solar today and see if your home qualifies for solar panels. It is time to join the many homeowners making the switch to solar and start enjoying the benefits of solar today.