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Published On: Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

Why You Should Make Use of Solar Power

The use of solar energy continues to gain more popularity across the globe. There are so many reasons why most homeowners are going for this option. If you are still torn between using electricity and solar energy, the points discussed in this post will help you make a more informed choice. The whole purpose of this article is to discuss the key reasons why you should consider using solar energy.

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  • Reduce or eliminate electric bills

 

Whether you are a business or homeowner, electricity costs will make up a big part of your monthly expenses. The electricity bills keep going up. You can reduce or even eliminate this expense by investing in s solar panel system. This will help generate free power and reduce the utility bills significantly. A good solar panel system has a lifespan of more than 25 years.

 

  • Great ROI

 

Although the solar panels cost a considerable amount of money, you should not look at them as an expense but rather as an investment. Considering the significant electricity bill savings, you will be able to pay off the solar panel system within about 7 years. This is a return on investment of not less than 20%. The best thing about this investment is the fact that it will protect you against the ever rising cost of energy. In the last decade, the cost of electricity has been going up at an average rate of 3% per year. A solar panel will protect you from these costs.

 

  • Boost the value of your property

 

Did you know that an investment in a solar panel system can increase the value of your property? If you didn’t know, now you know. Today, homes that have a solar energy system enjoy a higher property value and sell faster than those that lack the system. Most appraisers today are considering solar installations when valuing property. Using solar power will make your property more valuable.  

 

  • Slow/ stop global warming

 

By investing in a solar panel system, you will make a contribution to the fight against global warming. This is a problem that has been threatening the survival of the human race and other species. The creation of efficient solar panels has significantly helped in the generation of electricity without polluting the environment.

 

  • Boost energy independence

 

The sun is a reliable source of clean energy. Increasing the capacity in the generation of electricity from the sun will help insulate your country from price fluctuations experienced in the global energy market. By investing in solar energy, you will increase energy independence in your country.

 

  • Energy security

 

So long as you have a reliable battery, with solar energy, you never have to worry about blackouts. Advanced solar panel systems have been designed to generate energy even when there is cloud cover. You never have to worry about power outage because of damaged power lines or damaged transformers. You get to control your own power supply.

The benefits that come with the use of solar energy are many. You only need to make sure that you invest in the best solar panel systems.

Author: Charlie Brown

 

About the Author

- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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