Solar energy has been a hot topic in the national and local news. You might see solar panels popping up in your town, and even your neighborhood. With all the attention solar power is attracting, you might be wondering if it is a good fit for your home. Let’s take a look at what it is and if it can benefit your home.
What Is Solar Energy?
Simply put, solar power is “energy that uses the light of the sun to produce electricity.” As far as there is light in the sky, solar panels can produce energy even on cloudy or overcast days. Solar panels are mounted either on rooftops or the ground to capture the limitless potential of the sun.
Choosing the location for solar panel installation is very important. It depends on the positioning of the roof, its condition, and land availability. The energy that these panels generate can be stored and utilized to power your home in the evening after the sun has set. When installed properly by certified solar panel installers, solar energy systems can last up to 25 years.
The Benefits Of Solar Power
You have probably heard that solar energy can lower utility bills and may even increase the value of your home. Apart from direct monetary benefits, solar power is also better for the environment and the planet. According to the Department of Energy, “Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar that is generated will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions like CO2, as well as other dangerous pollutants such as sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter.” The power of the sun can help the world to rely on sustainable energy and not deplete limited resources like fossil fuels. The sun reaches every corner of the world. Even if you are located in an area with fewer sunny days, solar panels can still produce energy as long as there is light in the sky.
Consult With The Professionals
To find what type of panel and install is right for your home, call a solar professional and request a consultation and quote. During this process, have a list of any questions or concerns you would like to discuss. Spend time getting to know about maintenance and care of the panels. Ask about tax credits, there is a 26% tax credit available through the end of 2022. Finally, make the decision that works best for you and your family.
When you are ready to learn more about solar power, call on the Yellowlite team. We are here to walk you through the solar energy process. For more information call today! 877- 743-8757