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Five Reasons Why You Need Solar Power

Businesses and homeowners around the world are seeing the light - the solar light. There are many benefits for using solar energy that range from affordability, sustainability, and renewability. Here are five reasons why you should invest in solar power now:

1.  Solar energy is clean

You can use solar energy to fulfill all of your electricity needs (including electric heating, cooling, and illuminate your home/business) and leave almost NO negative impact on the global climate. Electricity generated by power plants on the other hand produce emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2) or other harmful gases that scientists (and common sense) say pose serious threats to the environment.

2. Solar energy renewable

The sun’s energy is limitless while nonrenewable energy sources like oil, gas, and coal are not. In fact, these sources of energy are becoming increasingly rare. Wherever sunlight shines is an opportunity for renewable solar energy.

3.  Solar energy will reduce your utility costs.

It’s simple, if you use solar energy you will rely less on the electricity from your utility company. When it comes to dollars and cents, using solar energy will contribute to lower electricity costs as it offsets any of your lighting, cooling and electric heating.  For every unit of energy (kWh) you generate, that is one less than you need to purchase from your utility. Resulting in a hefty chunk of change considering 48% of energy use in a typical U.S. home comes from heating and cooling*. To find out how to use your money more efficiently, check out some of our services.

4. Solar energy comes with incentives.

The U.S. federal government offers a 30% Investment Tax Credit and some states, including NY provide additional cash incentives for renewable-energy systems. For example, here’s the breakdown of what New Yorkers may be eligible for: Investment Tax Credit, Property Tax Abatement, MACRS, and NYSERDA and certain utilities offer cash rebates up to 40% of project cost. Don’t worry about the paperwork, we’ll fill that out for you.

5.  Installing solar energy increases your property’s value.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get better, it does. You can increase your home or business’ value by investing in a solar-energy system, thanks to its ability to lower your utility costs and operating expenses - distinguishing your property from others. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have shown that home values rise an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills.

*U.S. Department of Energy statistics

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