Solar Panel Benefits

There are many benefits to switching to solar power for your Sacramento, CA home or business.

The first and most obvious benefit is the amount of money you will save. Once your solar panels are installed, you will absolutely never have to pay another electric bill again.

Your Sacramento, CA home or business will run on solar power, with an unlimited supply of energy from a source that will never run out or increase in price: the sun. For many of our customers, the prospect of never paying for electricity again is more than enough incentive to invest in solar panels, both for convenience and for monetary savings. Of course, if you are doing it because of the money you will save, you will want to calculate the amount of time it will take for your solar panels to pay themselves off. To do this, just take the price of the solar panels and divide it by your average monthly electric bill.

The resulting number will be the number of months it will take before you break even, and after that point every month that your solar panels give you electricity you will be saving money. It is also important to take into account the fact that there are many monetary incentives out there to switch to solar, so your actual price paid for the solar panels may be significantly less than the price tag.

For example, there are tax rebate programs and state-funded programs to give homeowners and business owners incentives for switching to solar. These will pay back a portion of the purchase price of your solar panels, so you will need to adjust the price accordingly when you calculate how long it will take your solar panels to pay for themselves. Also, you can earn carbon offset credits on your solar panels and sell them to local businesses, and this also has the potential to significantly reduce the amount of money it costs you to install solar panels. With recent advances in solar panel technology, it is now possible for people to get solar panels who could not have afforded them ten years ago or even five years ago.

This is a great time to get into solar panels and take advantage of the savings that are available to you.

The second benefit to getting solar panels for your Sacramento, CA home or business is that you will be participating in saving the planet by getting off of an unhealthy dependence on fossil fuels for electricity and relying instead on clean, renewable energy. Solar energy does not contribute emissions to the atmosphere, and your solar panels in no way contribute to global warming.

On the other hand, using conventionally-sourced electricity, which in the United States is probably created from a coal-burning power plant, does contribute to global warming. Additionally, the methods for sourcing the coal for a coal-burning power plant are environmentally devastating, leading to deforestation and including a high risk for chemical spills in the environment. Switching to solar energy provides clean energy for your home and helps fund future innovations in solar power so more people can take advantage of it.