Why Solar Energy?

Practical and Futuristic Approach to Energy Use

The best things in life are free, and that includes the sunlight. As a potent power source, the sun offers free energy, which can be harnessed through the use of a solar panel system.

While the technology behind attracting and converting sun into electricity is not free, much has changed in the landscape of power generation, more so in the case of solar technology. Cost efficiency is one of the best benefits of solar energy. Affordable solar panel prices make this technology more accessible for both residential and commercial buildings.

Piggy Bank And Money Coin

In fact, studies suggest that there has been a significant drop in solar panel prices in the past decade, with average investments falling from $51,000 to just over $17,000 for a 6.0 kW residential solar technology system.

So, if you are living in your own home, investing in a solar panel energy system is a wise decision, especially if you are after a long-term, solid return on your investments. Solar is good for your wallet!

Money Savings Investment

Solar Is Good for Your Wallet

A solar energy system essentially locks in your power costs for 25+ years. One of the advantages of solar energy is that you will know what your electricity is going to cost for the next couple of decades. You control your own electric bill from now on. Every time your power company’s price goes up, you save more! History shows power rates rise on average about 4% per year. This means that in just a few years, you will be making money on your solar system. Solar technology eliminates this random variable, which means that you do not just save yourself from electricity price hikes; you also get to make money from it for the next 25-30 years or beyond. This sounds tempting, right? Call us at Affordable Solar now and learn more the benefits of solar panels and your options!

Keeping Up with the Planet

Solar Is Good for the Environment! – One of the greatest benefits of solar energy is that you and others will be less dependent on the Grid, which is already strained. Most of the electricity pumped into the grid is produced by fossil fuels and nuclear power plants (fracking, tar sands oil, climate change). Every kilowatt of solar power installed reduces CO2 emissions and saves water. It’s free energy from the sun! Oil, natural gas, and coal are scarce, and this situation gets worse by the day. Good thing we have the sun as our eco-friendly hero! This tops the list of the benefits of solar panels. Everybody relies on fossil fuels, AKA the Grid, to fuel their day despite the availability of renewable energy sources like solar and wind technology.
Why? CONVENIENCE. It is just so easy to pay monthly electricity bills or to go to a gas station to fuel up. However, these energy sources are not just limited and non-renewable; they are also harmful to the environment. To give you a clearer picture, here are the main comparisons between solar technology and oil in terms of environmental impacts:

Oil and other fossil fuels can be exhausted, while solar energy is virtually limitless.
Between the two, solar energy is the cleaner and greener energy source, as it does not emit greenhouse gases that cause pollution.
Lastly, unlike its counterpart, a solar panel system does not pose health hazards since it completely takes pollution out of the picture.  

Do you want to know more about the advantages of solar energy and how it can help create a greener, more sustainable planet? Call us at Affordable Solar now!

Electric Vehicle Charging – EV Charging Station

Electric Vehicle Charging
Solar inverter
If you already have an EV or plan to get an electric vehicle, you can power your car with the SUN. You could do away with needing gasoline and paying your electric company to charge your car. Now that’s green living! One of the benefits of solar panels is that it can help charge most EVs. It is estimated that most EVs can be charged easily with about 10 solar panels. You can use your new solar panel array on your roof to charge your car, or you can add panels to the system to allow for car charging. Better yet, you could have Affordable Solar build you a car charging station: a carport with a solar roof! There are other creative ways to take advantage of solar today, like an outdoor living area cover or a pergola covered with solar panels. We can put a small array on your garage roof to accommodate your car charging, too. Call us to discuss the advantages of solar energy and your idea for a solar panel cover, and we will create a design from your idea and provide you with a quote for building it.
SolarEdge now makes a solar inverter that charges EVs with a more efficient energy transfer.