What Does It Mean to Go Solar?
Going solar means using solar panels to convert the natural power of the sun to DC current that then flows through an inverter to convert the electricity from DC to AC. This can then power your home or business. It is an elegantly simple and clean solution to harnessing the power of the sun.
Systems powered by solar panels do not produce air pollutants or greenhouse gases when responsibly sited. Solar systems have few environmental impacts outside those generated by the manufacturing process.
So “going solar” saves money while being a renewable resource unlike coal, oil and other fossil fuels as it does not deplete the sunlight that reaches the earth but simply harnesses its power.
Save Money from Day 1
Adding solar panels to your home or business, by some estimates, can save more than $100.00 per month in an increasing number of states. That means that over 20 years, which is less than the length of a typical solar panel warranty, a typical homeowner saves $30,000.
Up front costs can be avoided by solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing, making it possible for homeowners to go solar for little or no money down. Another way of financing a system is through a home equity loan, which allows you to pass the system on with the sale of your home.
Increase the Value of Your Home
Buying a home with solar panels means lower electricity costs that do not rise year after year like conventional electricity costs do. Installing a solar system on your home increases its energy efficiency rating and reduces your time on market if you decide to sell.
Take Advantage of Incentives
DSIRE provides comprehensive information on incentives and policies supporting renewable energy in the United States. The service is run by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University and is funded by the US Department of Energy.
Solar power is an improvement to a home. As such, it can increase the home’s value and may lead to a faster sale down the line.
At SunLynk, our experienced installers can assist you in identifying and claiming all incentives available to you including federal, state, and local incentives. Going solar means saving money and contributing to a healthier, less polluted planet.