Driving electric cars and conserving household electricity use are good for the environment and can save you money as well. However, changing the source of your household power will have an even bigger impact on our environment and save you even more money. Plus you can also earn profits from making this switch.
By Laureen Peck
Running your home on sunshine instead of fossil fuels alone is one the most effective ways for individuals to make a big difference for themselves and for future generations. Here’s why…
Electricity production is responsible for a large percentage of all carbon emissions in the United States. Going solar helps to decrease the effects of those emissions. The average household emits approximately 20 metric tons of carbon pollution each year. By installing a solar power system, a typical two-person household reduces their carbon emissions by three to four tons annually.
Solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions because the electricity that solar panels produce have low emissions. Most of America’s greenhouse gas emissions come from a combination of mobile sources (cars and trucks) and the power plants that generate energy for homes and businesses.
But isn’t going solar expensive?
Is paying $0 for panels and installation expensive? We don’t think so.
There is great news for homeowners who care about the environment but who have not switched to renewable energy yet. Today it is easier than ever before to start saving with solar power. With a Zero-Down PPA or lease you literally pay $0 for solar panels and installation to lock in a lower electricity rate than utility. Your new rate means you will be paying at least 20% less for your monthly electricity usage than you did prior to going solar – so you start saving money as soon as your solar panels are installed.
If you are more interested in earning a strong return on investment, you can own your solar system and save up to 100% on electricity costs while you earn income from the excess power your system produces!
No matter which financial option you choose, once your home solar system is up and running you will not only reduce your negative environmental impact, you will also cut your electricity costs from 20-100%.
If you would like to find out if your home qualifies for solar, the best thing to do is to contact us to request a complimentary customized solar estimate. Simply scroll down to fill out the form. To view our Earth Day Offers click here.
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