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Benefits of Solar
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You are already paying for electricity, but what tangible benefit do you have to show for it? Become an owner and invest in your own power plant.
Partial Independence from Electric Utility Companies
The nation’s electricity rates have increased 6.7% annually since 1970. Most experts agree that electric rates will continue to rise faster than inflation. As your own energy provider, you can lock in a portion of your power costs that would prevent future rate hikes from impacting you.
Solar Power is Less Expensive than Utility Power
By installing a solar power system you are ineffect prepaying for 30-40 years of power at a fraction of the cost it would be to pay the electric utility over this time period. As rates increase in the future, the solar power system will lead to even more savings over the life of the system.
The Government Pays for a Large Part of Your Cost
Investments in home solar power systems are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit.
Sunlight Can Build Kilo-Watt Hour Credits with Your Electric Co.
When your solar power system creates more electricity than you are consuming, your utility meter will keep track of electricity your solar power system is providing to their grid. You then accrue credit with your electric company. This allows you to reduce your electric bill even further.
Solar Power Systems Are Dependable
Photovoltaic (PV) solar cells were developed for use in space, where repair is expensive, if not impossible. PV solar cells still powers nearly every satellite in space because it operates reliably for long periods of time with virtually no maintenance. Once installed, the solar power system will provide electricity quitely and cleanly for up to 40 years. Our solar panels come with a 25 year manufacturer warranty on their energy production.
Solar Power Is Great for the Environment
Generating electric from solar energy reduces your consumption of fossil fuels, which decreases pollution and the emmisions that are causing global warming. By using solar power, you will help combat global warming, and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign fuels. A solar power system has a significant environmental impact. For example, a 5KW solar system reduces CO2 emissions by 10,367 lbs., an amount similar to what would occur by planting .80 acres of trees, or the amount of CO2 emitted by a automobile driving 12,441 miles per year.