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5 Reasons to Switch Your Home to Solar Power

Solar power is amazing! Here are our favorite reasons to switch to solar now.

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1. Renewable Energy

1. Renewable Energy

Arguably, the number one reason to make the switch to solar power is that solar power is a renewable source of energy. We will never run out of solar power; it can be harnessed everywhere in the world, every single day. As long as we have light from the sun, we can have solar power. This factor alone makes solar power much more sustainable than other non-renewable sources of energy such as coal, gas and oil.

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2. Clean Energy

2. Clean Energy

The term “clean energy” means that sources of such energy, like solar power, do not contribute to pollution. Fossil fuels (oil, coal, natural gas) produce detrimental emissions that impact the quality of our air, water and soil. Experts have estimated that in a 65 year span (2000-2065), more species of plants and animals will become extinct than in the previous 65 million years combined. This estimate is primarily driven by the harmful greenhouse gases created by fossil fuels. Contrarily, solar power does not contribute to pollution or damages to the ozone layer.

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3. Saving Money

3. Saving Money

Unknown to many, switching to solar power can actually save you money. The average home in Denver, CO will save $3,000 over 20 years of using solar power, with larger homes or commercial and industrial buildings saving even more. In fact, switching to solar power can reduce your monthly electric bill to zero.

Many areas even offer tax incentives for those who choose to make the switch; for Colorado residents, the federal government offers a 30% Investment Tax Credit against the overall cost of an installed solar power system. In certain areas, additional incentives and rebates are available as well. This makes solar power unique in its ability to benefit both the environment and your wallet.

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4. Increased Home Value

4. Increased Home Value

According to research conducted by Zillow, installing solar panels can increase the value of your home by up to 4. 1%. That’s almost $10,000 for the median-valued home in the United States. This is yet another fantastic financial benefit to making the switch to solar energy. As more people begin to find huge value in the benefits of solar power, the value of homes with solar power should continue to rise. Homeowners, consider installing solar panels -- you’ll cash out in the long run.

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5. Reliability

5. Reliability

When bad weather results in city-wide power outages, solar power users can still generate their own power. Even stormy skies don’t affect solar powered light or hot water because it can be generated through the clouds. This is a huge benefit of switching to solar power: you’ll never have to worry about losing power in inclement weather.