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Why use solar energy?

Why use solar energy?

As a homeowner, this is one of the first questions that comes up when you are considering the use of solar energy for your home. Every homeowner will have their own specific reasons for going solar, but the majority can be grouped into three categories:

  • Environmental Impact
  • Financial Benefits
  • Energy Independence

Understanding why solar energy use is important for you will help you develop a solar energy plan that can bring your solar vision to life.

Smile Environmental Impact

Many homeowners choose to use solar energy because of the positive impact they will have on the environment.

“Global warming and climate change are major issues facing the world today... and you can be part of the solution by taking advantage of solar energy!”

Unlike fossil fuels, solar energy doesn't produce the harmful pollutants responsible for increasing the greenhouse effect which leads to global warming. Solar energy is a clean and sustainable source of energy that you can use for solar electricity, solar heating, solar cooling, and solar lighting. By using solar energy, you...

  • Will reduce your carbon footprint, and
  • Can feel good about being a responsible global citizen

Smile Financial Benefits

 The financial benefits of solar energy can be seen in reduced utility payments as you use solar energy for electricity, heating, cooling, and lighting. In addition, by reducing your homes operating costs you are also increasing the value of your home. As you can see, taking advantage of solar economics will...

  • Save you money NOW, and
  • Provide you with a sound investment for your FUTURE

Smile Energy Independence

A third answer to the question "Why use solar energy" is the energy independence it will give you.

By using solar energy, you will reduce your dependence on the utility companies. You will no longer need to have electricity delivered to your home as you will be able to produce your own solar power electricity.

Solar technology will also free you from using traditional energy sources for heating and cooling. All of this means you will finally be free from rising utility rates! Solar energy also gives you a level of reliability and security that other energy sources can't match. When your neighbours don't have power due to an outage, you won't be affected since your home generates its own electricity and heat (this is also known as micro generation).

In addition to the personal security you will gain by freeing yourself from your local utility companies, you will also help to remove our dependency to foreign energy producers which, in today's world, is critical for national security. Why use solar energy?In summary, the answer is:

  • You can make a positive impact on the environment
  • You can get financial benefits now and in the future
  • You can gain energy independence, reliability, and security
Last Updated ( Monday, 22 June 2015 14:21 )

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