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Reasons Why Solar is Such a Great Investment

Incorporating solar power into your home offers a multitude of benefits. One of the most impressive benefits to expect when investing in solar is the opportunity to make an annual return on your investment of anywhere from about 10 to 30 percent depending on your solar system’s overall setup. These returns are typically realized in the form of energy savings, solar tax incentives, and renewable energy certificates that enable you to sell your leftover solar power to the local energy company for a profit. In addition to saving some money on household costs each year, here are Modernize’s other favorite reasons why solar is such a smart investment:

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Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Solar doesn’t the require the use of fossil fuels or any other unsustainable ingredients in order to provide you with reliable power, whether that means just your lights or your entire household. In fact, electric power is responsible for a third of the greenhouse gases emitted in the United States each year. Over the course of thirty years, your solar power would have the same impact as taking more than 20 cars off the road for a year or emptying 41 tons of recyclable materials from the landfill.

Make Powering Your Home Safer

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Because solar power is not hooked to a grid that is powerful enough to light up the entire city, you’ll find that wiring a system for your lights, your fans, or your whole house is easier to do and the system overall will be safer for your family to use. While there is a risk of being electrocuted just like with traditional power, that risk is significantly decreased when solar comes into play.

Be a Reliable Role Model for Neighbors

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Another great reason solar is such a good investment is that it provides you with the opportunity to be a reliable role model for the neighbors. If the neighbors see that your solar benefits you in a variety of ways, they’ll likely follow in your footsteps and introduce solar to their homes as well. This can lead to decrease energy costs for those who still rely at least partly on the energy grid, and will help to make your neighborhood a healthier and cleaner place to live overall.
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With these considerations in mind, it’s easy to see why making an investment in solar power for your home is beneficial for your family’s health, your community, the planet as a whole, and even your wallet.

Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.