The State of California leads the nation in many ways. Californians are actively aware of environmental health, which is why more and more people are going solar. But some people are wondering, “why should I go solar?” In this blog, we’ll talk about the medium and long-term advantages of going solar.
Renewal energy comes from sources that do not deplete a human’s lifetime. The sun, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower are all the perfect examples. That makes going solar an advantage compared to fossil fuels. Another advantage is if we consider the non-environmental contamination contrast fossil fuels have that going solar does not.
Common Solar Misconceptions
Some might think that common disadvantages include things like cost, the performance that depends on the weather, and the limitation of daylight hours. But that is certainly not the case. At Sunlight Solar, we offer the best prices and great financing options for all our customers. Not to mention, you can use solar energy at any time of the year! (Yes, that includes when the sun is not out).
Solar disadvantages? There is none!
Being well informed about solar energy is important because the technology for solar energy improves every day. The solar cells (main components of a solar panel) first invented to generate electricity in 1954 are not only different from the solar cells offered today because of age but because technology has improved. Now solar cells can produce more power using the sunlight than ever before.
Save Up to 70% on Your Energy Bill
As we mentioned before, some worry about the cost of going solar; in fact, it is one of the most frequently asked questions our customers have. We’re proud to say, by going solar, you can save up to 70% on your energy bill. So your solar panels pay themselves! Not to mention you can “freeze” your energy rate too. Even if you’re on a tight budget, it makes complete sense to pay the same amount you are paying for electricity now with the advantage of having solar in your home. Plus, you add value to your home and save the environment at the same time.
Yes, cloudy, and rainy days may make solar panels have low production performance compared to sunny days. But rainy days mean your solar panels are low maintenance! Why? Rain helps the solar panels to clean themselves.
Store Energy You Don’t Use Throughout the Day
Some people might think that because daylight hours limited, that means your energy is limited too. But that is certainly not the case if you have batteries! Adding batteries to your solar panels helps them store the energy produced that is not consumed throughout the day.
We hope this helped explain the medium and long-term advantages of going solar. So invest in solar panels. Get a 26% tax credit, no monthly payments for the next 12 months, and 0 down payment. California leads the nation because people take action. If you want to take action too, contact us! We can’t wait to help you go green!