01 Jun 3 Reasons why you should go with solar energy
We all want to save money on our power bills, so why wouldn’t you go solar?
Here are 3 reasons why installing solar can benefit you.
1. Reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills.
Electricity is expensive. Our power bills are going up with no respite in sight.
By installing solar power, you can dramatically reduce your energy bills, and even eliminate them all together after just a few years.
Solar energy systems use solar panels. Solar panels can also be called photovoltaic (PV) panels. The panels usually last for about 20 years. They turn the sun’s energy into electricity.
Solar systems can be:
- connected to the electricity network—this is called the grid, or
- separate from the electricity network—this is called off-grid.
When you put in a solar energy system that is connected to the grid, you might get paid for the electricity you put back into it.
2. Save the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year—the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
How, exactly, does solar reduce greenhouse gas emissions? The electricity that solar panels produce is completely emissions free. When you use renewable solar energy to meet your energy needs, you reduce the demand for electricity from your utility. As a result, your utility plant emits less carbon when producing the power needed to meet customer demand. Depending on the resources that your utility uses to produce energy — many are still reliant fossil fuels like coal—the impact of your decision to go solar could be very significant.
3. Create renewable energy
Renewable energy is sustainable as it is obtained from sources that are inexhaustible (unlike fossil fuels). Renewable energy sources include wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydro, all of which occur naturally.
Renewable energy, generally speaking, is clean energy and non-polluting. Many forms do not emit any greenhouse gases or toxic waste in the process of producing electricity. It is a sustainable energy source that can be relied on for the long-term. Renewable energy is cost-effective and efficient.
Solar power is clean green electricity that is created from sunlight, or heat from the sun. Installing solar power systems in a residential setting generally means setting up a solar photovoltaic or a solar thermal system on the roof.
Definition of photovoltaic: Photo = “light” and photons = energy particles coming from sunlight; voltaic = producing a voltage or volts. Abbreviation = PV
Solar energy is a renewable free source of energy that is sustainable and totally inexhaustible, unlike fossil fuels that are finite. It is also a non-polluting source of energy and it does not emit any greenhouse gases when producing electricity.
Solar electricity can supplement your entire or partial energy consumption. Using solar power means reducing your energy bills and saving money. Low maintenance and unobtrusive, installing solar panels adds value to your home.
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