With the fast pace of evolving technologies, the costs of producing and maintaining a solar power system have dramatically reduced. Once considered a luxury only affluent homeowners could afford, solar panels have become a home improvement must-have that every New Braunfels homeowner should consider. The benefits of solar energy go beyond just the cost savings.
Here are four major benefits that homeowners enjoy when they go solar.
Use a Clean Source of Power
Solar power is a renewable source of energy. In fact, solar panels compensate for the emissions produced during their production within the first two years of their operations. The energy produced over the rest of the lifetime of a solar panel is completely emission-free.
Rooftop solar power systems can produce power for the entire household. It’s a one-time investment with no other resource requirement like land, coal, natural gas, or anything else. With more homes switching to rooftop solar systems, the local emissions will drastically decrease.
Protection From Increasing Energy Costs
Solar power systems require you to pay only an upfront installation cost. Even this cost is highly subsidized by the federal and state governments. Once installed, the solar power systems generate power for two to three decades that can be stored and used at will.
With a continuous rise in utility costs and increasing household power needs, solar energy helps you shield your monthly budgets. In Texas, there is no net-metering program. Instead, you can send the excess power you generate to your utility provider, who pays you as per their feed-in tariffs.
Enhance Your Home Value
The return on investment for solar panels is a function of the energy savings and their positive contribution to your home’s value. According to a decade-long Berkeley Lab study, solar panels add as much as $4 per watt of installed solar power capacity. The best part is that this home improvement also gets you a property tax exemption.
Enjoy Long Warranties
Modern solar panels offer homeowners 25-year manufacturer warranties, which warrant that the panel will produce an average output of 85% through the 25 years. That’s a longer warranty than any other electronic or electrical device you own.
The reason behind the long warranties is the lack of moving parts in a solar panel. At the end of 25 years, only the warranty of the solar panel expires; they may continue to perform even after 25 years, though with a lower output.
Realize the Benefits
Green Power Energy can help residents of New Braunfels to get solar power to their homes. In the process, Green Power Energy ensures that you get access to all the information you need, and make the best possible decision for your energy future.