Why Go Solar? 8 benefits of solar energy that you’ll need in 2017
If you’re asking yourself “Are solar panels worth it?”, you’ll want to see the following advantages of solar power installation and the effects on your wallet, your environment, and how it will prepare you for the future.
When you go solar you...
Eliminate your power bill
Offset your energy usage and stop paying escalating prices for private monopoly-backed utilities.
Lock in a fixed price on energy
Live on free solar energy instead of succumbing to the inflating prices of a public power grid.
Scale your environmental impact
Reduce your carbon emissions by 3-5 tons per year without changing your usage habits.
Maintain power 24/7 with backup
With solar backup, you can be tied to the grid AND maintain power when the grid goes down.
Get a great return on your asset investment
Cut your power cost & invest at least 25 years worth of your money in assets or things you truly value.
Secure your family inheritance
Passing on a home with solar panels can cut out utility bills for your children, and their children too!
Protect your health with better air quality
Solar energy reduces particulate matter, nitrous oxides, and more, preventing lingering air pollution.
Provide jobs for people instead of machines
Solar energy is reliant on labor-intensive design & installation, while fossil fuel tech is facilitated by machines.
Go Solar's 8 favorite advantages of solar energy
Eliminate That Power Bill!
The sun is a reliable resource that emits free energy.The average household can offset its power usage with solar energy. That means that when financing solar panels, the solar array payment can replace the power bill entirely if you install the proper system size. At Go Solar Group, we strive to offset as much energy usage as possible without installing more panels than necessary, which would drive up cost. As a Go Solar Group customer, you would benefit from a custom-designed system based on the last 12 months of energy usage for your home.
Keep in mind, in some instances, the public power company will require a hookup fee of about $9/mo so that each home is still legally tied to the grid. This minimal fee ensures that each home will still get power if the panels don’t produce as much energy as is being consumed.
Dodge Inflations – Get A Fixed Price!
Citizens utilizing public power are at the mercy of utility owners – every year brings a new opportunity for owners to drive up prices to cover internal expenses or coal inflation. Utah power taxes are on the verge of doubling, but locking in a fixed rate on a solar loan means consistent payments at a much lower rate.
Realistically, you could expect to spend over $100,000 on energy costs in the next 25 years. OR you could go solar and spend $20,000 – $30,000 on solar that offsets additional costs over the next 25 years.
Reduce AND Scale Your Impact
Solar power doesn’t end with one carpool road trip or one full recycle bin. Investing in solar power doesn’t end after a couple hours or even a few weeks. Solar energy continues to offset coal and wood emissions from residential usage over the lifetime of the panels.
Go Solar Group designs & installs solar panels that produce at least 85% solar potential capacity for 25 years. After 25 years, the panels continue to produce solar-based power, lessening in production a little year-over-year. That means that with the right size system, you can offset at least 75 tons of carbon emissions (and more) in 25 years.
**It would take the average person 50 years of walking, instead of driving, to offset that much in car emissions.
Be Prepared With Backup
No one wants to lose power every time the grid goes down, so having a solar backup supply is the perfect opportunity to use stored energy to protect your food storage, complete school or work priorities, as well as care for your pets or plants that rely on filters or lamps.
Go Solar Group installs backup with every solar system so that you will always have an opportunity to use stored energy. Having a backup opportunity can help you stay powered overnight until your solar can continue producing more energy.
Tax incentives are already being reduced. Take advantage of the benefits of solar power today!
By producing your own energy, you no longer need to rent power from a public grid. With solar, you make an initial investment in an asset for your home and then spend any additional money, that you’d typically pay for energy, on experiences and things that matter most to you.
On average, solar arrays can increase your property value by 20%, and when the time comes can help you sell your home 17% quicker than a home without solar.
Make the most of your endowment
There’s little more concerning than knowing you’re passing on extra expenses, or a home with more costs than securities, to your loved ones. Solar offers an opportunity for your family to save money immediately and, as mentioned above, increases your home value considerably. And because financing rates will naturally increase, purchasing solar now also locks in an opportunity for a low-cost lifestyle that may come at a much larger price for your family in the future.
Win back control of your health
By going solar, you’re supporting a chance to reduce fossil fuel impacts on public health. Less fossil fuel power production means less water and air pollution due to burning and byproduct. Air pollutants like mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter can lead to pulmonary and other chronic conditions in humans and safety issues with ingesting animals and fish. Decreasing your dependence on public power can quite literally save lives.
In Utah, the winter brings inversion to the Salt Lake Valley. Inversion inflicts migraines, coughing, days missed from work, and hospitalizations. Installing solar in more Utah homes can help offset that coal power production and clean the valley air.
Create domestic job opportunities
Fossil fuel technologies have been around for decades, which means that many functions are automated by machinery and require little supervision, while solar design and installation is specific to each homeowner’s energy usage, requiring man hours to design, survey, permit, and install each array. Endorsing a saturated solar market would increase domestic job potential significantly and provide an on-going career opportunity as solar technology advances or solar panels age and lose energy production.