Did you know that the amount of energy the sun provides the earth within just one hour could meet global energy needs for one year? The sun is an extremely powerful energy source which we are only able to collect a fraction of. Even though we can only collect a fraction of this power, harnessing it by installing solar panels can make a significant difference to the planet.
Why Install Solar Panels?
Save on Energy Bills
Since some of your energy needs will be met by the solar energy system, you will see a reduction in your energy bills. How much you save on your bill will be dependent on the size of the solar energy system and your electricity/heat usage.
Low Maintenance Costs
Solar energy systems do not require a lot of maintenance. They need to be kept relatively clean but there are no moving parts, so there is no wear and tear. The inverter is usually the only part that needs to be changed after 5-10 years because it is continuously working to convert solar energy into electricity and heat.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Solar power is a 100% clean, renewable energy source. It reduces reliance on oil, coal, and natural gas for electricity production. We cannot run out of solar energy, unlike some of the other sources of energy. You can go a long way in lowering your carbon footprint by replacing utility power with clean electricity from solar panels.
Increases Your Home Value
Solar panels will increase the attractiveness of your property. Since solar panels translate into lower energy costs, your property would stand out when compared to similar homes or businesses in the same area.
Other Benefits of Solar Energy
- It is a renewable source
- It is inexhaustible
- It is non-polluting
- It helps avoid global warming
- It reduces the use of fossil fuels
- It reduces energy imports
- It generates local wealth and jobs
- It contributes to sustainable development