Benefits of Solar Technology
Looking for an affordable alternative energy solution? Well you've found it, Solar Technology! Solar Panels convert sunlight into energy so that you can power your home or business in a more cost efficient and environmentally friendly way. If you want a sustainable energy resource that saves you money- solar panel installation maybe for you. Check out our list of 7 Reasons Solar Technology is Beneficial for You!
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7 Advantages of Solar Power Technology
1. Solar Panels Protect Your Roof
Solar panels help protect and preserve the portion of the roof they cover. Most solar panels do not attach directly to the roof. Rather, they’re mounted on a railing system sealed with metal flashing that provides an extra barrier against the elements. If your roof needs to be repaired for other reasons, such as age or storm damage, do that before installing solar panels.
2. Solar Panels are Affordable and Can Save You Money
Solar turns out to be a great choice for people looking to save money on electricity. Modern financing options make it much easier to afford the upfront costs of installation, and many households can now go solar for little to no money down. Also, solar pays for itself over time. Unlike pretty much anything else you buy for your home – like a sofa, or a microwave, or a refrigerator – solar panels return, on average, two to four times their cost in saved electricity bills. In other words, whatever it costs you to purchase solar initially, you’ll be repaid in energy savings over time. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, solar panels typically pay for themselves completely within 10 years. With Solar Me, the payback can be as little as 2-5 years.
3. Solar Installation Increases Home Value
In many states, solar installations are property-tax exempt. As far as investments go, installing solar panels is one of the best you can make because they increase the resale value of your house without costing any more in property taxes.
4. The Solar Installation Process is Easy
At Solar Me, our experts look at all factors such as exposure, current utility consumption, available space, and available budget when creating a custom solar proposal for you. We aim to educate all of our potential customers. Our focus is to make the solar implementation experience fun, exciting, and something you will be bragging to your friends and family about.
5. Solar Technology is Reliable and Efficient
Solar technology actually hasn't changed much since the 1960s. In fact, it’s one of the most stable technologies we can use. That, plus the 30 percent federal solar tax credit and many state incentive programs, make solar a technology worth installing right now. In the last 10 years, costs of solar have dropped enormously.
6. Solar Works in All Weather Conditions
Solar panels still produce significant energy when it’s foggy, chilly, or overcast. Solar Panels actually perform better in colder conditions as opposed to hot conditions because of the degradation of voltage due to heat. Surprising fact: solar panels on a rooftop in cool and foggy San Francisco produce only one percent less electricity than those on a rooftop in hot, sunny Sacramento.
7. Solar Panels are Easy to Maintain.
Solar panels have no moving parts and do not require regular maintenance (unlike your car, which needs the oil changed several times a year, the tires pumped up regularly, and an annual tune-up). Most companies recommend you hose off the panels once a year or so, but many panel owners rely on the rain to do this instead. You do want to remove any debris that falls on the panels. But generally, you can use monitoring software to detect any drop in power generation that might need your attention.