Alternative sources of energy used to power our homes, businesses, and modes of transportation are changing the way we live our lives.
Solar power and solar panels are one part of alternative energy helping to change our society. Here are five big benefits of solar power and the panels used to harness the power of the sun.
First, solar power reduces greenhouse gas emissions for powering our homes, businesses, and other buildings. Solar power is a clean energy with no harmful byproducts or pollutants generated from producing solar power to produce electricity. Conversely, traditional electricity is produced through burning coal or fossil fuels.
Solar power is also a renewable energy source. This has positive ripple effects of providing us peace of mind from fluctuating prices in traditional energy sources.
Next, solar power helps consumers save money on their utility bills through reducing the need for traditional electricity provided by power companies.
And depending on where you live, solar power can actually help you make money too through Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC’s), through selling excess electricity back onto the grid, or even increase the value of your home. Some studies have shown that homes with solar panels in California sold for an average of $17,000 more than homes without them.
Finally, having solar panels on your home, powering your farm, or providing energy for your business can put you in control of your energy options. You can take control of your carbon footprint and reduce the impact on your wallet through solar power.