Everything we do today has an impact on the environment. The cars we drive, the food we eat, the clothes we purchase, and the places we visit. Going solar is a decision that can have an enormous effect on the environment in this era of climate change and rising energy costs.
Solar is equal-opportunity renewable energy. One which can be used by anyone with access to sufficient sunlight. Individuals attract to the environmental benefits. As well as the economic benefits of solar energy. Lower your carbon footprint and rely less on the power grid through the use of solar panels.
Installing solar panels for your homein Minnesota requires working with the right solar contractor who will work with you to secure the best rewards. As well as design the most energy-efficient system for your home. You want a process that is seamless and provides the best return on your investment.
The Benefits of Installing Home Solar Panels
Here are the top five reasons why people consider choosing rooftop solar as a way they give back to the environment.
Lower utility bills
The utility bills in your community might be higher than you want them to be. You might constantly find yourself reminding your family to turn off the lights, or think twice before using the air conditioner, or delay using the dishwasher unless it’s fully packed. When you choose to install solar panels, you can bring the total energy costs down to a manageable level. Homeowners who have high electricity rates from their local utilities save the most when they convert to solar.
Incentives for going solar
There are federal and state incentives for going solar. This is one of the advantages of installing solar panels on rooftops. In this part of the country, there are both state-based incentives and federal tax credits. The Xcel Energy Solar Rewards Program offers a 30% tax credit which is a huge benefit. If your state provides these benefits, you can cut costs further!
Access to energy in difficult times
People all over the world are using solar energy to help themselves and others push through power outages caused by severe weather storms, flooding, hurricanes, and other devastating calamities. Getting off the grid and installing solar panels + solar battery storage creates more energy independence.
Clean and healthy environment– We need clean energy to create a sustainable environment for current and future generations. By shifting to solar and using energy created by the sun, you can do your bit to contribute to the welfare of the environment and encourage others by your example.
●Add value to your home– A primary solar driver is that the value of your home might increase by $50,000 if that’s what your solar panel cost. This makes solar not an expense but an investment. If you plan to sell your home in the future, consider installing a rooftop solar panel to elevate its selling price.
As solar panels rely entirely on the energy from thesun, they do not emit greenhouse gases or contribute to global warming. With their many economic benefits, it’s a win-win for homeowners to install solar panels on their houses.
Numerous solar panel installation companies work. These companies do all the work that’s needed to get your solar panel up and running. Since solar panels last for about 50 years, you should not need replacing them for a long time.
Invest in green energy and reap long-term environmental and economic benefits.
Meet the Author:
Rob Appelhof is President and CEO at Cedar Creek Energy. Cedar Creek Energy is asolar system company in Minnesotafor turnkey Commercial and Residential solar solutions, EPC services, LED-lighting and retrofitting operation and maintenance (O & M) of existing systems, andother renewable energy solutions.
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.