What Are the Benefits of Switching to Solar?
Is going solar really worth it? Solar companies promise lower energy bills and cleaner energy when you install panels, but is it really true? The big promises may seem too good to be true, but there really are several advantages of going solar, whether you’re looking to help the planet or just reduce your energy investment. Let’s take a look at some of the best advantages of installing solar for your home.
Benefit #1: Cost Savings
Yes, solar really can save you money. When you produce your own electricity, you don’t have to rely as much on the grid — which means you don’t have to purchase as much electricity from your utility company. You’ll see cost savings in a number of different ways:
- Lower monthly bills. With net metering, your energy meter will automatically determine how much electricity you pull from the grid and charge you accordingly. Since you’ll be using less, you’ll spend less too. This also provides protection against the rising cost of electricity, since you’ll still be generating your own!
- Energy credits. Some months, your panels will produce more electricity than you can use. In that case, it will be fed back into the grid and your energy company will give you credits that can be used to purchase electricity later on.
- Government incentives. If you decide to purchase your solar panels, you can take advantage of government subsidies and tax credits that are designed to help cover the upfront costs of installing solar, allowing more people to go solar more easily.
- Leasing options. If purchasing panels isn’t right for you, you may instead decide to go with a leasing company. When you work with PosiGen, we won’t install solar panels unless we can guarantee savings in your first year. It’s a win-win: you save on your bills without having to invest in upfront installation costs.
Benefit #2: Increased Home Value
Gone are the days of clunky-looking solar panels that ruin the look of your home. Modern panels are sleek, stylish, and cost-effective — which ultimately means they’re valuable! On average, homeowners who install solar panels increase the value of their home by $15,000! And when you work with PosiGen, you’ll see that benefit whether you decide to purchase or lease your panels, because we make it easy to transfer your lease to new homeowners.
Benefit #3: Environmental Impact
We’re all looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprints — but it’s hard to know where to start! Transforming your home to run on the sun is an excellent way to reduce your impact on our world. Solar panels work by absorbing energy from the sun, which is an infinitely renewable resource. Homeowners who go solar with PosiGen can cleanly generate anywhere from 9,000–13,500 kWh per year. Over a 20 year span, that’s the equivalent of not burning 21,531 gallons of gasoline! When compared to other power generation methods, there’s no match: solar is the way to go.
Benefit #4: Ease of Installation
A big home improvement project might seem intimidating: will it be expensive to install? Will there be tons of paperwork? Workers on your roof for months?
Solar is actually very easy to install — and PosiGen makes it even easier. With our flexible options, we can help finance the installation. Our experts will help you determine the best solar system for your home, and we can get all the work done too. The process is easy! The first step is just to get started.
Take the First Step with PosiGen
Are you ready to see all the benefits that solar has to offer? PosiGen is ready to help. Let’s talk about whether solar is the right choice for you.