Have you ever asked yourself, “what are the benefits of solar energy?” There are many reasons to go solar, including financial savings, making a positive environmental impact, and gaining independence from your local energy utility company. Regardless of your reasoning, the short- and long-term advantages of solar energy far outweigh the upfront cost of your investment.
When you choose Bright Eye Solar as your solar energy installer, we maximize your ROI with products and services you can count on. Here are just a few of the exciting benefits of solar panels for homes and businesses.
Make a Positive Environmental Impact
One of the biggest benefits of solar energy to the environment is that it doesn’t contribute to air pollution and global warming. This is because solar panels don’t release carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses into the atmosphere, unlike most traditional forms of electrical generation. In fact, producing electricity from solar cells reduces air pollutants by approximately 90% as opposed to conventional fossil fuel technology.
Solar energy is also abundant, renewable, and immune to depletion, unlike fossil fuels. Plus, solar panels reduce noise pollution because they operate silently and have no moving parts.
Gain Energy Independence
Along with reducing our nation’s dependence on overseas oil and gas, going solar protects you from rising energy costs charged by your local utility company. And the electricity produced by your solar system shortens the time it takes to see a return on your investment. Simply put, going solar is the single most impactful thing you can do to help our country gain energy independence.
Enjoy Significant Financial Savings
Did you know the average 5kW solar electric system in Pennsylvania can deliver $40,000 in energy savings over the course of 20 years? And because the solar systems we install last well beyond 20 years, this is only the beginning of your savings. In fact, many solar systems installed 50 years ago using outdated technologies are still operating today.
Increase the Value of Your Home or Business
While you may be tempted to put money into other home improvements, styles change quickly and may not be what buyers are looking for when you eventually sell your house. However, installing a solar electric system is guaranteed to significantly increase the value of your home or business.
For every $1,000 in annual electricity savings, your home’s value goes up by a whopping $20,000. Solar systems also increase in value as electric rates go up, unlike other home improvements, which typically depreciate. Best of all, our competitive pricing and government incentives ensure your home’s value goes up by at least your out-of-pocket costs from the day you install your system.
Qualify for Government Incentives & Rebates
Residential and commercial property owners who go solar currently qualify for a 26% federal tax credit on the total cost of their system. For example, if your solar installation costs $25,000, you’ll receive a tax credit of $6,500, making the net cost of your system only $18,500. And if you’re a business owner, chances are you’ll see an even larger tax credit, which is yet another benefit of solar panels.
Get Started with Bright Eye Solar
At Bright Eye Solar, we bring the many advantages of solar power to residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. Our team of solar energy consultants and installers is dedicated to providing you with the best products for your property, no matter your goals or budget. Use the contact form below to connect with one of our expert consultants and discuss the benefits of solar energy to you!