Solar power has evidently become the trend in renewable energy. Homeowners and businesses worldwide are switching over to solar energy due to various reasons but most importantly the financial benefits outweighs everything else.
If you aren't yet sure about why you should consider going solar? Here are the seven most compelling reasons to make that energy shift, today:
1. Solar energy is free and abundant
The sun provides us with more energy than we could ever consume. In fact it's the only source of energy that isn’t taxed yet. And while other resources of energy are fast depleting, causing inflation and burning a hole in your pocket, energy from the Sun is absolutely free and limitless forever. The acceptance of solar technology is at hand and we can start by increasing our use of solar panels.
2. It's good for the environment
Unlike coal and other fossil fuels, solar power produces no harmful emissions that can damage the environment. Installing solar panels on your roof is the safest and easiest means to contribute towards a sustainable future and a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
A small 3 kW solar PV system prevents the release of an incredible 4.5 tonnes of carbon every year into the atmosphere and starting from home is a great way to show that you care about the environment. You can also be an environmental champion!
3. Solar power is pocket-friendly
The cost of producing and installing solar power systems has dropped dramatically when compared with systems from just eight years ago. A highly competitive market and enormous global demand continues to drive prices down, compared to generators or any other energy technologies. Also, it is far cheaper and less expensive to maintain plus, the government incentives such as subsidies and feed-in tariffs, adds up to several thousands of rupees saved over the lifetime of your system.
4. Solar powered systems are durable
The very first known solar PV installations in the U.S. are known to have lasted well over 40 years.
Solar panels are extremely sturdy and have no moving parts and rarely develop faults. It’s quite unheard of a solar panel to stop functioning or cause an interruption in service.
Solar Panels are exhaustively tested to ensure that they can withstand high winds and extreme weather conditions and that's exactly why they come with a 25+ years of performance or generation warranties, which is is a considerable amount of time compared to any other energy source.
5. Solar is a solid home investment
Most home improvements rarely add significant value to our homes, except for a little aesthetic pleasure. Also, they depreciate while taking a lot out of our pockets. Solar energy, on the other hand, helps you save considerably on your monthly electricity bills. In addition, the investments that you make in solar, will add its exact value or more to the resale value of your property, even if you decide to sell it later.
Your home solar system will start saving money the moment it’s switched on and pay itself off in less than 4 years. Also the benefits of using solar energy run well into the future and the advantages of solar power are visible in the long-term.
6. Solar power improves grid stability
Every household in India having solar panels installed, functions as a small power plant, reducing the burden on the national grid. By switching to solar power, we are less likely to experience blackouts or brownouts (load-shedding). In addition, you are also paid via feed-in-tariffs to export electricity back to the grid via net-metering, while also helping to reduce the shortfall of electricity.
Also long distance transmissions equals more power losses, which is ultimately billed to the consumer. When you generate your own electricity, your energy becomes local and as a result you’re in control of your own bills and energy usage.
7. Most importantly you are saving lives
According to an annual report by State of Global Air, an estimated 6.67 million deaths occurred due to long term exposure to air pollution, in 2019 alone, with India being the second worst-affected nation.
By switching to a clean, non-polluting and renewable form of energy not only can we save the environment but also a lot of lives.
The timing for solar is perfect right now. Check out to figure your customised savings plan that best suits you. Contact our Solar Advisors to book your free consultation call.