Reasons You Should Go Solar
If you are looking for justifiable and financially smart reasons to finally make the decisions to go solar then now is the time. The government has never offered so many rebates and incentives for going green as they are doing now, both on a state level and on a federal level. Not to mention a number of groups and institutions that are extending a helping hand to those who make the leap.
One of the key elements behind going solar, aside from the obvious “save the planet” agenda, is the amount of savings you can realistically see after the first year or so, and sometimes sooner depending on the amount of panels you put up and the actual amount of energy you consume. There are a number of documented cases showing how people can actually get paid back by the power companies for energy that they have used.
You also will see a longer lifespan in your appliances. Just like anything you buy, the amount of use and abuse you enact on an appliance, the more likely it is to break sooner and degrade in performance. By using lower energy appliances you tend to create less wear and tear on things like your dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, and your refrigerator as well as many other household appliances. That means you’re less likely to be replacing them after the average life of the unit.
As yet another reason to go green you may consider the fact that of all the current power options that we use now that require fossil fuels, solar power is completely non-polluting. It gives off no carbon emissions, extremely little if any. This ultimately goes towards helping the greater good of the planet and being environmentally friendly is a hot topic in this century.
The great thing about solar panels is that they are maintenance free. They don’t require any real attention and the chances of the power going out are slim to none. The only real time you’ll have to pay them any mind is if an imminent storm is brewing that could possibly damage them with flying debris. That’s not different than having to board up windows to save them from getting broken.
There really isn’t any reason to not go solar. At some point you may even have to pay a Feed In Tarriff if you don’t eventually switch which may not be much money but it wouldn’t make any sense for you to have to do that. Also, at some point the government supplements may eventually disappear as the initiative to go solar becomes a common practice.