WHY GO SOLAR?
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38% of all carbon emissions in the U.S, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate 3-4 tons of carbon emissions each year- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you'll generate free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don't produce 100% of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of money.
One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have gone up by an average of 3% annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you're a business or a homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.