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Five Advantages of Solar Energy

July 03, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 200

Solar energy has received much attention in the media recently. Rising power costs and the impact of fossil fuels on our environment are just two of the issues that are leading green-minded and cost-conscious consumers to choose solar power. There are many reasons to consider solar energy for your power needs, but the top five remain:

Advantage #1 - Reduced Energy Costs

One of the greatest advantages of solar energy is that the more you use your solar power system, the less you have to rely on your local electric utility company. After all, the sunlight is available for free -- it is only the installation and maintenance of the solar energy system that represents a cost to the consumer. In fact, investing in a high-performing, high-output system can actually result in you being able to resell electricity back to the utility, allowing you to make money on your system!

Advantage #2 - Clean Energy

The sun provides clean, natural energy without the associated particular air pollution of traditional energy sources from fossil fuels. Even nuclear power, a relatively recent development in alternative power, produces radioactive material that must be managed at great cost and danger. Solar power is a renewable, sustainable power source that is good for the planet.

Advantage #3 - Ease of Installation

While it's true that the installation of solar panels can be done by a savvy home or business owner, a qualified, knowledgeable installer can have your system up and running in no time with few modifications to the existing structure.

Advantage #4 - Emergency Power

Does your area suffer from power outages during storms or from an overtaxed power grid system? If your home or business does not have a back-up generator this can translate into uncomfortable living conditions and even loss of revenue, for businesses. Solar energy systems typically are designed with a battery that stores power for use when the sun is not shining and for when electricity is not available, so no matter what takes the power down in your neighborhood, you can be sure with solar energy that you can still be up and running!

Advantage #5 - Tax Incentives

Due to the current emphasis on alternative power sources, the federal government offers significant tax incentives for home and business owners to choose solar energy. In fact, even some states have gotten on the bandwagon and offer their own incentives to consumers. Between state and federal government incentives, you might find that the cost of your system is nearly paid for!

Borrego Solar reviews the advantages of solar energy for commercial solar systems.

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