Solar panels have been around for years now but surprisingly they’re not as common as they should be. Many homeowners still prefer the conventional electricity system with bare rooftops. Solar panels are also limited in areas that receive less than average sunlight for the proper functioning of the panels. But if you live in a well sunlit town, what’s holding you back?
For most people, it’s the cost of installation of solar panels that drives them away from this option. It’s true that the initial cost of getting solar panels installed is a lot but if you can look past that, solar energy has a lot more benefits in store than conventional electricity.
Lower Long-term Costs
The initial installation cost may be high but with solar panels, you’ll be saving a lot more money on utility bills in the long run. Estimates say that you could save up to $100 a month with solar energy compared to normal electricity. Solar energy also has constant energy costs whereas electricity prices could fluctuate on and off.
Electricity causes emission of harmful gases that pollute the environment. With solar power, you could greatly benefit the environment by reducing pollution and usage of natural energy sources.
If you thought solar panels have a expiry date, you’re probably right. But their expiry date might actually be pretty long and last your entire life. Most solar power cells last for over twenty five years and stay efficient throughout their aging process. You wouldn’t have to worry about replacing your panels any time before at least two decades have passed.
For the Greater Good of the Economy
Solar energy reduces the dependency on natural energy sources such as coal, oil and gas. This could benefit the economy of the country on a larger scale as less foreign import of coal and oil would be required.
If you need help upgrading your electrical system to accommodate your solar system's needs, give McCauley Electrical a call today. We are a licensed electrician serving Clifton Park and the surrounding Capital Region.