5 Reasons To Go Solar

By Sam Baker
January 20, 2017
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The Top 5 Reasons To Go Solar in 2017

America’s revolutionary solar advocate succinctly summarized the reasons why you should go solar.

I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!

 – Thomas Edison quoted in 1931

Solar energy systems are a proven savings and investment tool with locked in returns over 25 years. Beyond electricity bill savings, here’s a breakdown of the top five reasons for installing solar energy panels in your home, business property or municipal building in 2017.

Let’s expand on the five top reasons to go solar.

No. 1 - Go Solar for Energy Independence

Nonrenewable energy sources – coal, oil, natural gas – are heavily relied on to power the United States to the point of future depletion due to cost and environmental damage. The renewable energy source of solar power is constantly being replenished and will never cease.

Realize energy independence through solar panel power.

  • Gain control over your energy costs
  • Invest in your property’s energy resources
  • Own your property’s power source
  • Break free from non-competitive utility electric bills
  • End unprofitable electric rentals from utility companies

Regardless of the size of your solar panel installation investment, you will receive savings on your local utility bill that will grow over time. When utility rates increase – your sunshine energy remains free on a constant basis. A home improvement investment in solar energy pays large dividends increasing on a yearly basis.

No. 2 – Go Solar for Savings

Reap monetary benefits through savings realized via solar powered energy.

  • Savings every month
  • Savings over decades
  • Realization of a lifetime return on investment

You will realize instant electricity bill savings regardless of the size of your solar panel investment. Once your solar energy system is installed and working, your future monthly local utility bills will reduce.

Solar panel technology is modular. This means you can completely cover the roof of your home or select optimal direct-daylight sections for installation. A complete installation covering your roof can easily eliminate your monthly bill entirely. Millions of Americans are currently enjoying freedom from the bondage of payment to their local utility company because of the solar energy phenomenon.

No. 3 – Go Solar and Add Market Value to Your Home

A solar panel system installed in your home will increase the market value of your property. When you place your property on the market, your home will sell up to 17% higher than the competitive homes in the area. Boost your home’s future property value by making the installation of a solar panel system part of your home improvement plans in 2017.

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  • Average $20,000 increase in market value to a $500,000 home with solar panel system
  • Potential of receiving 100 percent of solar panel investment upon sale of home

Solar energy is used to generate electricity powering your home’s:

  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Cooling system

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, every $1 of savings generated from a solar energy system will add $20 to your home’s market value.

Determining factors include:

  • Your home’s location
  • Size of solar panel installation
  • Existing market value of your home

An average increase in the resale of a home with a solar energy system equals $5,911 for each 1 kW of panels installed.

Amazingly, the installation of solar panels will increase the pace of your home’s sale by 20 percent.

No. 4 – Go Solar and Outpace the Joneses

Don’t just keep up with the property owners in your community – outpace them with the future marketability of a solar energy system. You can outdo the Jones by generating passive income through a solar energy investment in your home. Solar energy and its passive income generation realizes economic dividends easily measured in monetary terms – dollar, cents and other incentives.

There are many states offering generous renewable energy incentives for property owners investing in solar panel energy systems. Once you qualify for these incentives, the local utility company is responsible for paying you for the clean energy produced from your solar panels – cash or credit. This translates into a zero balance owed – or – a negative electricity bill.

No. 5 – Go Solar and Reap Environmental Benefits

The environmental and personal satisfaction benefits of going solar are enormous.

  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
  • Decreased dependence on dwindling fossil fuels
  • Cleaner and more sustainable energy source of electricity
  • Stimulation of your State’s job growth in green technology
  • Stimulation within energy sectors of your State’s economy
  • Cleaner air, water and soil
  • Greater energy security
  • Stronger economic growth

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  • Most qualified solar installer in your local area
  • Trusted solar installer at the best price
  • Solar panel installation quotes without a barrage of sales calls

We are your one-stop shop for solar energy resources online. Pick My Solar’s energy experts are available for one-on-one consultations Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Simply call 888.454.9979 – or – click the button below to kick off the numerous benefits of solar energy.

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Sam Baker

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Sam Baker

Sam is a Project Manager at Pick My Solar and a solar energy enthusiast.

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