Today I want to welcome Jaclyn who shares some important information on the benefits of solar panels for homeowners. Along with saving energy I thought you might like to know the newer Philips Flat LEd bulbs, called SlimStyle will soon be available for a very generous rebate making them as low in price as $1.97 each (depending on your state). I hear it will be this week or the next, but a quick call to Home Depot can give you the exact date. You can order yours at Home Depot or pick them up at your local Home Depot store where you will find the rebates. Original price was $8.97 so still a good deal.
The Benefits of Residential Solar Panels:
Across the United States, many residential areas and businesses – both large and small – have begun turning to solar energy to help power office buildings, warehouses, apartment complexes, homes, and much more. In fact, there have been notable technological advances in relation to the solar power industry during recent years as more and more people are keen to try out different environmentally friendly alternatives. Most notably, there has been a steady increase in homeowners living in sunny areas around the world who have turned to solar power, such as residents living in Australia, the south of France, or the American west coast.
After the preliminary expenditure, residential rooftop solar panels that encounter high levels of sunshine will harness this energy and convert it into electricity to power elements around their property, such as the lighting in your driveway and backyard pool area, or warming the water you use when you take a shower. Solar panels do not have to always be mounted onto the roof of a house or building, although this is the usual place to maximize exposure to the sun’s rays. However, solar panels can also be set up in any flat, uncovered area, such as the backyard. Therefore, if you are interested in solar panels but do not like how they look on the roof of a residential property, be aware that there are other options available.
Due to the slow rise of traditional energy prices, studies have shown that cost-effective solar power usage has increased at a rate of just over 15 percent every year. The efficacy of a solar panel depends on a few elements, such as its size and whereabouts it is placed. Where your home is situated can be a deal breaker, though the majority of solar panels can work all year round if situated in the correct way and at the appropriate angle.
Over a 20-year period, the average savings for solar panel owners are typically projected to be around $20,000, while residents living in extremely sun-kissed North American states like Florida, California and Arizona may save more than $28,000 on average. Even Northeastern states such as Pennsylvania are reaping the rewards: “Solar power in Pennsylvania is estimated to be capable of providing 12% of electricity used in Pennsylvania, using 20,000 MW of solar panels.”1 A Pennsylvania-based reporter writing for BusinessWeek.com even took the time to discuss his family’s experience of using residential solar panels in an article titled One Year With Solar Energy at Home: Mostly Sunny.
A solar panel installation can not only increase your home’s market value, but is also an extremely popular selling point when it comes time to put your property on the market. And seeing as they require only the smallest amount of maintenance, if your family is keen to decrease its carbon footprint by using green, clean energy that is both never-ending and free, now’s the time!
An undeniably persuasive reason that convinces homeowners to install solar panels is the amount of generous government subsidies that, over time, will help to cut your initial start-up expenses. To encourage the expansion of sustainable energy sources within neighborhoods from state to state, substantial tax credits and rebates have become an established component of the installation process. All over the US, many families are readily adopting solar panel power into their day-to-day lives, and PA subsidies and incentives can be viewed here. The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) states that “Pennsylvania is one of the top ten states in the nation for installed solar power capacity… Through the state’s $100 million Sunshine Solar rebate program, homeowners and small businesses have been earning rebates for installing solar electric and solar hot water systems.”2
With many solar panel systems, a power outage will not affect your own home since you will already have a “buffer supply of energy” saved up for your own personal use. And with a lifespan lasting 35 to 40 years, just think of the money you will save from greatly reduced utility bills. If you like thinking of yourself as an eco-friendly person who chooses to use green cleaning products and recycling their trash, you will be glad to know that solar panels are the next best step for the green-minded who are interested in renewable sources of power of your very own, especially with zero emissions!
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