Going solar is now more affordable than ever. But you're probably wondering, what's in it for me?Why Go Solar
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5 Reasons to Go Solar
At Poly Energy, one of our main goals is to eliminate or significantly reduce your utility bill…
An average monthly electric bill of $200 becomes an annual $2,400 expense. Over 20 years, that same $200 monthly bill becomes $48,000 paid to your utility, and that’s before factoring in electricity rate increases that can possibly rise and make your 20-year energy costs even higher.
Installing a solar panel system at your home or business takes you out of this cycle. When you go solar, the energy produced by your system may eliminate the need for most, if not all, of the electricity from the utility company’s grid.
Now that you aren’t relying on them for power, you can stop stressing about rising rates and unpredictable costs. Don’t forget, if electricity prices rise, your new solar payments stay the same. Your savings will continue to grow every year over the 25+ year lifespan of your solar panel system.
View an example solar bill here.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Solar panels can be viewed as an investment. They are one of the ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds (depending on your investment activities). Thanks to substantial electricity bill savings, the average American homeowner can allocate their savings to paying off their solar loan faster.
ESCAPE FROM RISING UTILITY RATES
Go Solar and make your monthly bills predictable.
The long-term trend for electricity prices is upwards depending on your service area. The national escalation rate is currently 4 percent. Producing your own solar energy can possibly take away the need for most utility power, as well as the anxiety associated with fluctuating energy prices.
Most solar financing options require no money down, which is why we see solar becoming mainstream for homeowners. As an added benefit, your monthly energy costs will no longer fluctuate throughout the year. They will be locked into your new and lower solar payment.
Click below to read more about increasing electricity costs, and decreasing solar costs.
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INCREASE YOUR HOME VALUE
Is my home worth more with solar energy? – (click to read from costofsolar.com)
How to cut costs and save on taxes by converting to solar energy (click to read from BankRate.com)
Multiple studies have shown that homes with solar panel systems are valued and sold at prices above similar homes in their area.
Early studies focused on established solar markets such as California found that home values increase by four percent or more when homes are equipped with solar panels. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a research laboratory affiliated with the Department of Energy, continues to expand on that research as solar grows across the U.S.
See more studies on solar increasing property value:
New York Times: Appraising solar energy’s value: Solar panels and home values
NET.com: ECON 101: Solar panels increase home values
Check out the video explaining what the study found!
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical solar panel system will eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year. This is the equivlant of planting 100 trees.
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